“What seems to be leading up may be going down”

 
Meditation on God as a form of exploration into that which is behind the Shattering and inquiry into that which is reality is a selection process. 

It sorts out the meaningful. 

The world we live in, the world that is the result of the Shattering of the Vessels, is a confused jumble of facts and directions. 

There are very many paths leading in all directions (up, down, North, South, East, West), most of them not going anywhere. 

The task of man is a work of selection, to choose properly the way he shall go. 

It is usually accompanied by a certain amount of error.

What seems to be leading up may be going down.

What gives the impression of being a correct orientation may prove to be an illusion. 

Life is full of steps and pathways that delude us into following them as though they were true. 

–Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz
 
From The Candle of God by Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz

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