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Tuesday, March 22, 2005

Day to Day



This popular ideology contends that the religious experience is tranquil and neatly ordered, tender and delicate; it is an enchanted stream for bitter souls and still waters for troubled spirits...this ideology is intrinsically false and deceptive. That religious consciousness in man's experience which is most profound and elevated, which penetrates to the very depths and ascends to the very heights, is not that simple or comfortable. On the contrary, it is exceptionally complex, rigorous and tortuous. Where you find complexity, there you find its greatness. The religious experience, from beginning to end... is a condition of spiritual crisis."
Rav Soloveichik

2 comments:

annie k said...

Nice Article Sultan. Equally lovely photo. Your blog is very nice.

scionofzion said...

It is discomforting but fearfully true, that the road to heights is tortuous.

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