Saturday, May 4, 2013

48 Ways: #27 - Be happy with your lot


Pirkei Avot 6:5 teaches that Torah is acquired in 48 ways, which it lists for us. The twenty-seventh of the 48 is hasameach b'chelko, being happy with one's lot.

We have already said (#25) that success in Torah requires that one accept personal suffering, and not be distracted by it. Being "happy with one's lot" demands even more, that one find happiness in his state, whatever it is, so that he will not be distracted by yearnings for that which he lacks.

Have a great day,

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