This book categorically explains what it means to live with perfect emuna with a high level picture, then discussing free will, then discussing individual situations from those who are not religious to those who are not Jewish yarden those who are in jail or have gambling addictions. Will give you an entirely new perspective on life, and our relationship to G-D! So, I can tackle level one without too much trouble. Jan 06, Robert-bampi Rickman-smith rated it it was amazing Shelves: This new awareness is giving me the opportunity to actually feel physically, on my body, the signs when I slack off, with my running chattering mind.
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Quite the contrary, wisdom, understanding and knowledge can further enhance true emunah. Nevertheless, emunah is not based on reason. Reason can never attain the certainty of emunah, since, reasonably speaking, a greater reasoning might always come along and prove your reasons wrong.
In this way, emunah is similar to seeing first hand: Reason can help you better understand what you see, but it will have a hard time convincing you that you never saw it. How to test for it Practically speaking, a person may have faith because he is not interested or incapable of reasoning for himself. Therefore, his faith does not belong to him; he is simply relying on others. When a person has a profound emunah in any truth, he feels this truth to be part and parcel of his very own essence and being.
The litmus test would be a case of martyrdom. A person with sub-rational faith may or may not decide to give his life for his faith. A person with super-rational emunah sees no choice—to deny his emunah is to deny the quintessence of his being.
How to get it As we said, emunah is innate, yet it may be enhanced through study, experience and reason. For emunah to affect him in this way he needs study and contemplation. The most emunah-enriching studies are said to be Midrash and Kabbalah.
The Kabbalists of the period following the Spanish exile 16th century presented these ideas in a more rational form. Chassidut Chabad, an approach founded by Rabbi Schneur Zalman of Liadi near the end of 18th century, is a further extension of this trend, bringing the realm of emunah in greater proximity to human reason—and empowering human reason to glimpse into the transcendent realm of emunah.
Yet the greatest vitamin you can provide emunah is plain exercise. In fact, an artisan is called in Hebrew an "uman"—because he has practiced his craft repeatedly until it becomes natural for him. All the more so is emunah enriched by being tested and withstanding those tests; and by making sacrifices in life for the sake of your emunah.
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Please comment Garden of Emuna This book is interesting. All that stuff on this blog about philosophical reasoning to come to Judaism and Torah … Rabbi Arush would say stay away because it detracts from emuna. This book categorically explains what it means to live with perfect emuna with a high level picture, then discussing free will, then discussing individual situations from those who are not religious to those who are not Jewish to those who are in jail or have gambling addictions. The rest is applications of the principle applied to different situations. The constant trust in the Creator throughout his day to day struggles and events made him quite happy and he saw only good.
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