Studying Sha’ar HaBitachon, Rabbeinu Bachaya’s “Gate of Trust” ~ the Timeless Torah Book that can teach US ALL to How to Live with Certainty and Discover Tranquility!
Chapter Three, Part Two “A PRAYER FOR COMPASSION”
Having established that the healthy and lasting development of real Bitachon can only be planted and nurtured in field of one’s emotional endeavours. Only once deep and faithful roots are sunk into the fertile soil of the heart can a person’s Trust in Hashem properly blossom.
The knowledge that is primarily be an emotional effort and undertaking serves to clarify why the seven requisite criteria that allow for trust to grow must be repeated (in a different order) and entirely reframed. Here Rabbeinu Bachaya speaks to the heart and strum the emotive strings of the soul.
The first of the qualities to be re-imagined: Rachamim or Compassion. Is this concept Divine or Humane at its Core? That is to say; when a person experiences profound feeling of truly merciful compassion is that reflective of our Creator Himself, or is it primarily a heartfelt form of Human Expression?
The astounding thesis that emerges rotates the popular western image on its head and re-casts Mercy it a remarkable new light, ultimately demonstrating why is so foundational a step in Building Bitachon within ourselves!
Chapter Three, Part Two comprises the 47th episode of this ongoing series.
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