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Unread 10-20-2009, 01:20 PM   #15
emes m'eretz
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Originally Posted by mvakeshet View Post
and so...?
Take an example of a married couple.

She wants flowers because they are colorful etc..

He brings her the flowers because she wants them.
He understands (at least some of) her reasons for wanting them, but the main reason he brings it is because she wants them, and he wants to make her happy by doing what she wants.


So too Hashem and us.
We do the Mitzvah because He wants us to.
We may understand some of the reasons, and G-d wants us to try to understand the reasons.
But we do the Mitavah because we love Him, and we want to unite with Him and relate to Him by doing what He wants.

In other words, the bond is the main thing.
The reasons are there, but the bond is a connection which goes beyond reasons.


And as Noachide explained, even when we try to understand the reasons, we are doing so because that is what G-d wants us to do.
Again, because of the bond.


So G-d wants us to do the Mitzvah with the intention to fulfill His will.
And He wants us to try to understand the reasons, with the intention to fulfill His will.
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