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 Sixteen: “THE HUMAN FACTOR”
Internalizing the Fifth Fundamental Principle — about the nuanced interplay between the efforts we human’s must make, and the Trust in Hashem we must have — hinges on our visualization G-d’s global orchestration. Ultimately, the actions we are required to take also serve as cogs in the proverbial Turning Wheels of Hashem’s ongoing Creation!
This means that the Divinely Designed Reality of our existence may well necessitate thoughtful premeditated activity and intervention by human beings too. Our belief that Hashem runs the World with an exquisite Cause and Effect System, doesn’t take our efforts or even initiative out of orbit of the sphere of influence. Rather our activities comprise a key element of that very carefully choreographed process!
In the previous episode we opened with an illustration of two Divine dimensions, delineating differing methods of Hashem’s directing all existence. In this episode we continue the discussion about contrasting G-d’s direct involvement with creation with His choice to catalyzes a chain of causes that includes our actions too. Ultimately, both are designed by the Creator to provide sustenance for us.
Mindful clarity about, and envisioning the various steps that Hashem sets in motion enables us to see past the dazzling Domino Effect of both Direct and Distant Causes to effectively recognize His constant involvement!
Part Sixteen of the chapter comprises the 61st episode of this ongoing series.
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