Friday, May 08, 2009
Master Nachman: The Way
The Israeli blogger Ezra Ohayon describes his share-picking method, based on the teachings of Master (Rabbi) Nachman, the one buried in Uman (Ukraine, the 18th Century).
Phase One: The Awakening To reach Economic Freedom a person must first love the concept of Economic Freedom, must think of it, imagine it to the point that he automatically smiles when the idea comes to his mind. He must be ready to give everything for his objetive. And there be an outside factor causing the awakening: a friend, a book, a dream.
Second Phase: Finding One's Door. Each person is unique and has his own way of doing things. Therefore, his way to Economic Freedom will be also unique. If he tries to follow another person's way, he will fail. Each person has to find his personal, unique door, since only passing through that door he can advance forward. How to find the door? Search for it. It is there, you will find it.
Third Phase: Opening the Lock. Once that the have found our way and our door, we have to solve the difficulties that surely will block our advance. The key to opening these obstacles is the understanding that difficulties accelerate our advance, instead of retarding it. Opening the lock is not simple, it will be difficult. It requires persistence and effort.
The pic show another teaching of Master Nachman: Hitbodedut (To be alone). Each person should take ten minutes each day to be alone and talk to God. Most followers of Rabbi Nachman go out to the Nature to be alone and have their daily communion with God. When I cycled around Kever Benjamin, used to meet them alone shouting, jumping up and down, dancing, extatic in their solitary "dialogue".