I have come to this world in order to show people, particularly Jewish people, the spiritual wealth that they possess. But in order for one to receive from me, he or she must activate their innate desire for spritual truth. [And the more that this desire is activated, the more one will receive from me.]
Certainly to ponder one of my artworks, even for a moment, and all the more so for an extended period of time, awakens a person to his or her true spiritual nature and potential. Yet the full benefit of my works are only to be had when one purchases a work and lives with it as his or her possession. This is because when one is willing to exchange one’s material wealth for spiritual wealth, this demonstrates that person’s true commitment to spiritual growth; this demonstrates that one’s spirituality means more to him or her than his or her money, that spirituality has top priority in one’s life. Just to look and look is not enough, because spiritual gain is not principally a matter of arousal, rather of acquisition.
וְהָיָה כְּעֵץ שָׁתוּל עַל פַּלְגֵי מָיִם אֲשֶׁר פִּרְיוֹ יִתֵּן בְּעִתּוֹ וְעָלֵהוּ לֹא יִבּוֹל וְכֹל אֲשֶׁר יַעֲשֶׂה יַצְלִיחַ
He shall be like a tree planted by choice upon brooks of water, which brings forth its fruit in its season and whose leaf does not wither; and whatever he does, he will carry through successfully.
Oil on canvas
ציור שמן על קנבס
70 cm. x 90 cm.