As A Tree Torn from the Soil

Peace, one and all…

‘As a tree torn from the soil, as a river separated from its source, the human soul wanes when detached from what is greater than itself.  Without the holy, the good turns chaotic; without the good, beauty becomes accidental.  It is the pattern of the impeccable which makes the average possible.  It is the attachment to what is spiritually superior: loyalty to a sacred person or idea, devotion to a noble friend or teacher, love for a people of for mankind, which holds our inner life together’
(Abraham Joshua Herschel)

4 thoughts on “As A Tree Torn from the Soil

  1. Abraham Joshua Heschel is one the most perceptive writers about humanity and spirituality. Thanks for the quote, Abdur Rahman.

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