Tuesday, October 5, 2010

The tougher battle - self-control


"They said regarding a pious man that he encountered men returning from a war against enemies. After a mighty battle they had taken spoils, and he said to them: You have returned from the minor war bearing spoils, now prepare for the major war.

"They asked: What is the major war? He replied: The war of the inclinations and its soldiers."

(Rabbeinu Bachya, Chovot haLevavot 5:5)

Have a great day,

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