Studying Sha’ar HaBitachon, Rabbeinu Bachaya’s “Gate of Trust” ~ the Timeless Torah Book that can teach you to How to Live with Certainty and Discover Tranquility!
Episode #32 ” NO WORRIES” Having completed illustrating the numerous life-affirming “Torah” advantage (e. g. the enabling of greatest success in the arena of “Avodat Hashem” = fulfilling one’s spiritual destiny and the higher purpose of our creation), Rabbeinu Bachaya now moves to demonstrate how living with proper Bitachon will simply make one’s terrestrial life easier and more enjoyable.
People by their very nature are always on the prowl, looking to experience pleasure and thereby happiness. Invariably, and perhaps somewhat counterintuitively, this constant movement robs them of the very Peace of Mind they also crave. The relentless search for more, materially speaking, often leads the seeker into experiencing stress, anxiety, and unhappiness. Here we learn that absolute Trust in Hashem necessarily relieves you of those very concern and enables you to live calmly with no worries.
Rabbeinu Bachaya makes the astounding assertion: only true Trust in Hashem will necessarily enable you to experience a stress-free, happy life. Nurturing real Bitachon is the greatest investment you will ever make because it can uniquely grant you a Peace of Mind that simply cannot ever be achieved without Faithful Trust!
Our proper and careful study of the specific words chosen by the celebrated author and his illustrious translator, allow us to fully to appreciate the Prophetic quotes that qualify his ground-breaking supposition. Indeed, Jeremiah affirms and certifies his faith-based resolution!