To be satisfied with one's lot


#1

In material matters, one who is “satisfied with his lot” (Ethics of the Fathers 4:1) is an individual of the highest quality; a person possessing this trait will attain the highest levels. In spiritual matters, however, to be satisfied with one’s lot is the worst deficiency, and leads, G-d forbid, to descent and falling…

– Rabbi Schneur Zalman of Liadi (quoted in Hayom Yom, Sivan 30)


#2

Food for thought, indeed. Thank you, Robert.


#3

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