There’s a Grand World Outside Our Bitter Radish - Official Kabbalah Publication of the Bnei Baruch Kabbalah Education & Research Institute
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There’s a Grand World Outside Our Bitter Radish

Some people cannot agree that man, whom they think of as low and worthless, is the center of the magnificent creation. But these people are like a worm that is born inside a radish and thinks that the world is as bitter and dark as the radish it was born in. But as soon as the shell of the radish (of one’s egoism) breaks and it peeps out (comes out of one’s egoism, of the intention “for one’s own sake,” and enters bestowal and love for others), it wonders (in awe of the Upper World that it revealed) and says: “I thought the whole world was the size of my radish, but now I see before me a grand, beautiful and wondrous world!”

(From “Introduction to the Book of Zohar,” by Kabbalist Yehuda Ashlag)