Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Our purpose in this world


"My father always used to rebuke me, as he saw that I would not take part in the pain of others.

"This is what he always told me: 'This is a person's entire purpose. A person is not created for himself. A person is created only to benefit others, with whatever power is in his possession."

(Rabbi Yitzchak, son of Rabbi Chaim of Volozhin, in his preface to Rabbi Chaim of Volozhin's "Nefesh haChaim")

Have a great day,

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