Thursday, April 15, 2010

On a Narrow Bridge

"And know; in life a person has to pass over a very narrow bridge.  The main this is not to be afraid."  Likutey Moharan II, 48

This blog is dedicated to the teachings of Rabbi Nachman of Breslov OBM (1772-1810).  I myself first got into Breslov Chassidus when I was studying in Israel at the age of 25, by picking up a book called The Garden of Emunah; which focuses on one of Rabbi Nachman's main teachings, that Hashem is good, and that everything He does for us, is ultimately for our benefit, and one of our main jobs,  is to have simple, faith in Hashem.  This book, also opened the door for me to some of the Rebbe's other teachings, such as simplicity, joy, and talking to Hashem in your own words, also known as Hisbodedut.  In this blog, I hope to explore more of the Rebbe's teachings, and hopefully spread the word as it were, to more people.
The title of this blog, and of this post, is taken from one of Rebbe Nachman's main quotes, one of his most famous quotes, and the simple meaning is, is that this world is a narrow bridge to the next world, and that it is far to easy to fall off the bridge, and get trapped by various desires, but if we just have a simple faith, in Hashem, and his Torah, and we stay focused on doing what is right and turning to Hashem, we have nothing to fear.

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