The “deeds, teaching and works” of Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai are the ultimate rectification of Rabbi Akiva’s disciples’ tragic failure to achieve the proper synthesis of love and truth that would make their love true and their truth loving.
I am so very honored to have the privileged of attending your class. Your thoughts and words really enhance my spirit, and revolutionized my perspective on life. You have taught me about love and pain, about happiness and sadness, and given me the tools to utilize these opposing energies as driving forces in my own life. Your words never fail to enter in my heart and tears always come out. I pray that l will be able to continue using your teaching to guide me in a life of true happiness.