Jewish Mystics and Poets


Jewish Mystics and Poets

Where I wander – You!
Where I ponder – You!
Only You everywhere, You, always, You.
You, You, You.
When I am gladdened – You!
And when I am saddened – You!
Only You, everywhere You!
You, You, You.
Sky is You!
Earth is You!
You above! You below!
In every trend, at every end,
Only You, everywhere You!

Levi Yitzchak of Berditchov
Translated by: Harry Rabinowicz

How wonderful it would be if one could only
be worthy of hearing the song of the grass.
Each blade of grass sings out to God
without any ulterior motive and without expecting any reward.
It is most wonderful to hear its song
and worship God in its midst.

The best place to meditate is in a field where things grow.
There one can truly express his thoughts
before God…..

The best place is to meditate is in the meadows outside the city.
One should meditate in grassy field, for grass will awakent the heart

Nachman of Bratzlav
Trans. Aryeh Kaplan

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