Life as we see it is not all there is.
There s more to existence than our physical and material concerns.
When we reach above the mundane and seek to connect with a Transcendent Being—that is an act of holiness.
Some of us are more holy than others, to be sure.
The holy person may be an exalted figure or someone simple—possibly your grocer—but you may feel that he is connected with something “other,” that he is constantly thinking , feeling and experiencing a connection to something beyond our ordinary comprehension.
—Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz
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From My Rebbe by Rabbi Adin Even-Israel Steinsaltz