Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Spiritual intent in a material world


"We are taught, 'All of your deeds should be for heaven's sake.'

"This is an important, all-encompassing statement. It means this:

"A person must involve himself in affairs of the world and in the development of civil society, for the sake of material needs. This lesson instructs us that even when we are involved in such matters, our intent should still be, specifically, for completion of the soul."

(R' Menachem Meiri on Pirkei Avot 2:16)

Have a great day,

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