Monday, May 31, 2010

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Rabbi Zuya had so much faith that he wanted to know the divine mysteries. To do so, he decided to imitate the life of Moses.

For years he tried to behave like the prophet, but he did not obtain the results he had hoped for. One night, exhausted from so much studying, he fell asleep. In his dream, God appeared to him.

“What disturbs you so much, my son?” He asked.

“My days on Earth will end, and I am far from being like Moses,” answered Zuya, “though I have tried with all my strength, I have not succeeded.”

“If I needed another Moses, I would have created him already,” said God, “when you come before Me on Judgment Day, I shall not ask why you were not like Moses, I shall ask why you were not who you should have been. Try to be a good Zuya.”

From Warrior of the light, Issue nÂș 225

8 comments:

Harry-Rami Itie said...

Interesting

Anonymous said...

So true....reminds me of this quote I like....The truth is that there is nothing noble in being superior to somebody else. The only real nobility is in being superior to your former self.
-Whitney Young

BTW, I'm so happy that you are happy!

Patrice said...

Another way to look at it is that by trying to be like Moses, Rabbi Zuya was just being himself.

Jaycee said...

I like this. The realization that we were made to be ourselves and not anyone else, is the beginning of great purpose.

Evee said...

Why should anyone want to be a copy, when we were made originals?

Sandrine said...

Love it!
Take care.

2cute4u said...

Ok..This touched me to the core..

kiibaati said...

Reading you blog introduced me to Paulo Coelho. He is like spirituality in work clothes.