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Beit Midrash Series Ein Ayah

condensed from Ein Ayah, Berachot 9:253

One Who Has Deep Things to Say about the Seemingly Trivial

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Gemara:Bar Kappara would sell ideas for dinar coins.

Ein Ayah:A gold dinar coin is a small but important coin that includes many smaller currencies. So too did Bar Kappara’s ideas in general matters cover many different concepts, each of which was fit to teach something that had an impact in both spiritual and physical matters.
The idea of connecting simple sayings to great ideas of benefit is a talent that comes from a pure spirit, which is able to view and connect simple things to great concepts. Such a person is able to rejoice in whatever he is involved, for every discussion and every ostensibly lowly involvement will not prevent him from turning his attention to the sanctity of great thoughts. The fact that Bar Kappara was able to always make connections between simple speech and elements of life made him a happy person, as the pasuk says: "The heart of he who seeks Hashem will be happy" (Tehillim 105:3).

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