Living Selflessly

6 November 2009 19/ Cheshvan 5770 Friends, Once upon a time, there was a very pious Rabbi who was known for his incredible ability to immerse himself in Torah study.  When he opened the Torah and learned from it nothing could interrupt him.  And no one dared to disturb him. Except for one person. It was his infant grandson who started to cry while the great Rabbi studied.  Without hesitation, without any anger, the Rabbi closed the Torah he was studying and rushed to the baby. While all of this was going on, the child’s father, the Rabbi’s son, was also busy studying Torah.  So busy that he failed to hear the cries of his son. Later that day, the Rabbi had a talk with his son.  “No matter how involved one is in an endeavor,” the Rabbi said to his son, “however lofty it may be, one must never…