' Wherever man lets Him '...


"'Where is the dwelling of God?'

This is the question with which the rabbi of Kotzk surprised a number of learned people who happened to be visiting him.

"They laughed at him:

'What a thing to ask! Is not the whole world full of His glory?'

"Then he answered his own question:

'God dwells wherever man lets him.'"



-Martin Buber
The Way of Man: According to the Teachings of Hasidism
Secaucus, NJ: Carol Publishing Group, 1998 (1950), p. 40


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