Saturday, 26 October 2013

Mussar: Growth Through Torah

Is Torah something we master when young, and perpetually re-confirm as we grow older?

Or does our Torah evolve as we evolve? Do we get new insights, more precise definitions, more enlightened understandings?

Consider L'Havdil Greek Philosophy -

«From a Stoic standpoint, Socrates is our best approximate model of what goodness looks like, and he points out that virtue is wisdom, and what wisdom looks like is an openness to updating our beliefs about things, and maintaining this openness under all circumstances rather than arriving at fixed ideas about what The Truth is.

One of the most common failure modes of virtue that I observe in everyday life is people who spend all their time reaffirming their own fixed, calcified ideas of right and wrong.»

Is this our goal in Torah Learning? To continually see things from our original perspective?

Kol Tuv,

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