Stories 42: The Truth We Hide From

A Hasid burst into the study of Reb Yerachmiel ben Yisrael. “Rebbe”, he said breathlessly, “what is the way to God?”

The rebbe looked up from his studies and answered: ” There is no way to God, for God is not other than here and now.”

“Then, Rebbe, tell me the essence of God.”

“There is no essence of God, for God is all and nothing.”

” Then Rebbe, tell me the secret that I might know God is all.”

“My friend, ” Reb Yerchmiel sighed, “there is no way, there is no essence, there is no secret. The truth you seek is not hidden from you – you are hiding from it.”

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