There will always be a limit to the extent where we can understand what Hashem does. But where intellect, logic and understanding kick out, emuna must kick in. One who thinks or hopes to understand Hashem will not attain emuna.
Not even Moses could understand Hashem. When Moses asked Hashem to show him the secret of how He works, Hashem answered him, “You cannot see My Face.” In other words, you can never understand how I work on an a priori basis. You’ll only be able to understand what I do in retrospect. This is the intrinsic meaning of what Hashem says, “You can see Me from the back, but my face cannot be seen” (Exodus 33:23).
Never forget that at the time of a test, a person cannot really know or understand that it is all for the good! If he understood that it is good, then there wouldn’t be a test. Every test and choice is only when according to a person’s intellect the situation seems bad. The level of knowing from the outset that everything is good is a level that no human being can attain, because understanding the situation with such clarity nullifies free choice.
Continue reading Where Logic Kicks Out by my beloved Rabbi and spiritual guide Rav Shalom Arush in this week's super-special issue of Breslev Israel web magazine. Rav Shalom also tells about the 24 Heavenly Courts this week.
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