Tuesday, August 02, 2005

Finding G-d part deux: Getting to know His world

(Part 1 is here). G-d gave us His Torah and His world. Two ways of getting to know Him, different paths, different aspects. Every time we understand one iota of His magnificent universe, we advance our knowledge of Him and His gift to us.

I'm not just referring to the incredible wonders of biology, physics, astrophysics, chemistry, the human eye, DNA, the brain etc. Don't forget everything relating to G-d's creations, including mankind and human society. History, psychology, social studies, philosophy, law, accounting, marketing, finance, etc. Any knowledge and insight we gain concerning ourselves, our world, our lives is an insight into G-d. After all, who created us, our needs and our desires? Who gave us our ability to socialize and interact? It is all from G-d.

Even sports - a soaring MJ, like an angel sent to slam-dunk the demons of Satan, is a religious sight. His ability is a gift from Heaven, combined with a lot of hard work and probably some luck thrown in there as well. Mozart - divine. Rembrandt - sublime. Shakespeare - godly.

Every experience we have, every step further we take individually and collectively, we further our understanding and appreciation of the Ribono Shel Olam and His incredible world, if we would only open our eyes.



At 8/03/2005 10:46 AM, Blogger Chai18 said...

give it up to torah u'maada

At 8/03/2005 5:19 PM, Blogger ClooJew said...

slam dunkin the demons of satan.

Go to it!

At 8/03/2005 9:45 PM, Blogger Barefoot Jewess said...

After all, who created us, our needs and our desires? Who gave us our ability to socialize and interact? It is all from G-d.

I really so agree with this, and the rest of your post. That has been my experience.

When I was first in the throes of Torah enchantment it occurred to me that in Bereshit, G-d created everything before human beings for a reason. So I made up a little childlike ditty that my friend and I would chant on a fine summer's day. Especially about the beauty of trees but you could substitute anything.

G-d created trees.

G-d created us to love trees.

And we do!!!!!!!

It really put things in perspective for me. How G-d has set up this world just for us, and how He had created us with the capacity to appreciate it, this cornucopia of natural delights.

Gee, having read your post, I don't feel so alone. Lovely.

At 8/08/2005 9:42 AM, Blogger The Rabbi's Kid said...

glad I could help barefoot. should I buy u some shoes?


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