Which Path First?
“Your life’s mission requires you to know your self as well as your Creator. Which of these should come first? Logically, self-knowledge should precede knowledge of the Creator. Practically speaking, though, there is one approach that begins with self-knowledge and another that begins with knowledge of the Creator, and each approach has its merits.”
Search for the Creator
“Anyone can feel close and attached to the Creator. Deveikus isn’t something that’s limited to rare individuals who are detached from all worldly matters. It’s the purpose of life, & it’s within the reach of every individual.”[Building a Sanctuary in the Heart | #10]
Search for the Self
“The inner world is enchanting. It is a world of pleasure and connection but it is NOT a world of fantasy. It is a world more real and clear than the world we know with our senses.” [Getting to Know Your Self, pg.18]
The Four Elements
The “Getting to Know Your…” “דע את” series, are “general paths” which are not individually tailored to one’s particular soul. In order for a person to attain their own self-recognition of their own individual soul and one’s corresponding personal avodah, the series of the “Four Elements” was developed.