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 One #1 “DEFINITION PLEASE” Because before learning How to Trust, we must first clearly Know What precisely Trust Is; e.g. the goal we seek to achieve. Only by first providing a clear and foundational illustration, granting the student a proper grasp of the subject, can the author lead us to appreciate the practical lessons he will subsequently impart.
Simply stated: Before teaching us how to develop Bitachon in Hashem, Rabbainu Bachaya’s first sets out to explain what Trust is. With the destination identified; the successful journey towards it can then begin!
Here we will discover why very essence of Bitachon is the Peace of Mind that a person achieves specifically by virtue of an emotional relationship and reliance, powerfully expressed by the trust he or she chooses to place in their proverbial provider.
Our methodical, incisive and charitable study of the specific words chosen by the celebrated author and his illustrious translator — as illuminated by the Chasidic Masters — will allow us to fully unfurl and appreciate the incredible message being conveyed!
This 38th episode of the series has been generously sponsored by Ian and Sarah Maged in honour of their eldest son Alex’s recent birthday.