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Better Than the Sun
By: Rabbi Tzvi Freeman

Some would like to be like the sun, aloof from this world. Whatever material matters they accomplish during their stay occur as if by chance, with no real involvement of their own.

Others become entirely wrapped up in all the fetters and chains of life. They suffer its scars and bruises, delight in its offerings, thirst for its rewards and tremble at its pain.

True tzaddikim emulate their Creator. To them, every detail of life has meaning and purpose-every step is a decision, every move is deliberate. And yet, they remain above it all.

What is their secret? They remember they are not the body, but the soul.