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Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz: “A person has no gardener to prune him.”

A tree that develops many branches without developing roots must be pruned in order to preserve a proper ratio between them.

Since a person has no gardener to prune him, he has no choice but to develop roots.

When he reaches a certain level, when he has sprouted many branches, he must make sure that this growth is matched in his roots – in his actions in the world of action.

If he neglects his roots, he will lose his stability and balance, and will likely be uprooted.

–Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz