Monday, May 27, 2013

48 Ways: #46 - Listening and growing


Pirkei Avot 6:5 teaches that Torah is acquired in 48 ways, which it lists for us. The forty-sixth of the 48 is shomeia umosif, that one listens and grows in his knowledge.

We have already said (Way #44) that one must ask questions, but one must also listen for the answers, and then grow from them. In truth, one could even break this "way" into two steps - to listen for the answers, and then to build on them. Either way, the point is the same: That one must be prepared to listen, to incorporate new ideas into his own thinking, and then to evolve with those new ideas.

Have a great day,

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