Fire & Water


Just as fire and water cannot coexist in one vessel, so too, the love of this world and the love of the next world cannot coexist in the heart of the believer. ~ Rabbeinu Bachya ibn Pekuda zt”l

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4 Responses to Fire & Water

  1. A S from K S says:

    Can you tell me where this is found in the writings of Rabbeinu Bachya? I would like to see the original inside.

    • Jeremy says:

      Funny you should ask. When I saw this quote, I was wondering the same thing and had a feeling someone might ask for the source. I saw it in an Artscroll book as quoted by Rabbeinu Bachya. It didn’t say the source, but described him as a the author of Chovos Halevovos. So I would start there, but I don’t know which chapter or “Gate.” If you find it, let me know.

    • Jeremy says:

      Found it. Chovos Halevovos – Shar Cheshbon Hanefesh 3:25. Page 752 in the Feldheim.

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