Sunday, September 12, 2010

Tough love for the arrogant


"When one sees that this trait [of arrogance] dominates his nature, he must think about great matters which frighten and confuse a person's thoughts, regarding the beginning of creatures and their end, how existence began and its ruin and end. When he recognizes that all that exists changes and passes, and that certainly his own existence will change and his body will be destroyed, the spirit that was arrogant in his life will become low and regretful at the time of his death."

(R' Shlomo ibn Gabirol, Tikkun Middot haNefesh 1)

Gmar chatimah tovah,

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