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Peace Of Mind

What is life's greatest good? And how attained?
A condensation from the book by
Dr. Joshua Loth Liebman
Rabbi of Temple Israel of Boston; well known also for his nation-wide radio broadcasts

Once, as a young man, I undertook to draw up a catalogue of the acknowledged "goods" of life. I set down my inventory of earthly desirables: health, love, talent, power, riches and fame. Then I proudly showed it to a wise elder.
"An excellent list," said my old friend, "and set down in not unreasonable order. But it appears that you have omitted the one important ingredient lacking which your list becomes an intolerable burden."
He crossed out my entire schedule. Then he wrote down three syllables: peace of mind.
"This is the gift that God reserves for His special proteges," he said. "Talent and health He gives to many. Wealth is commonplace, fame not rare. But peace of mind He bestows charily.
"This is no private opinion of mine," he explained. "I am merely paraphrasing from the Psalmists, Marcus Aurelius, Lao-tse. `God, Lord of the universe,' say these wise ones, `heap worldly gifts at the feet of foolish men. Give me the gift of the Untroubled Mind."'
I found that difficult to accept; but now, after a quarter of a century of personal experience and professional observation, I have come to understand that peace of mind is the true goal of the considered life. I know now that the sum of all other possessions does

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