age of satiety and Torah for its own sake

It just occurred to me that the loss of memory in old age actually could enable a serious Torah student to learn l'shmah more easily, as his memory becomes less realiable. In some senses it could be considered a reward. Of course, there are those who will point out what I'm saying is harsh, stupid, and infantile. I'm not yet thirty, I still have plenty of mistakes to make.

You might not like what I said, but the Notzer Hesed says that Yitzhak avinu's loss of sight is "certainly a sign" that he reached the fiftieth gate of understanding.

There is added value in finding the good in the bad, the light in the darkness.. I'm not belittling people's suffering. I'm offering another perspective. Hassidut is very much about turning your situation on it's head.


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