He said dove returned to Noah: My best meal will be bitter, but derived from the Creator's hands than sweet, but received from the hands of creatures of flesh and blood (treatise Iruvin, 18).

As can be bitter that gives us the Creator, the more of everything received from him are commanded to bless? I am grateful and blessed for the trouble? And how could it be sweet that we receive from other people, if we ask, "And do not give us, the Creator, in need of any of gifts of flesh and blood, not a loan it, but only in your hand - a complete, open, holy and general "?

Answer: First you need to clarify what is meant by the words: "from the hands of the Creator," "out of the hands of creatures of flesh and blood," and "food". Sustenance is called what feeds himself man, that the diverse pleasures that people want to get for yourself. Once a person gets the pleasure, he feels that the cost to be born for the sake of their preparation, and to live for the sake of further receipt. That is, it is sweet of it, but soon it begins to bear the suffering. It is impossible to satisfy the desire to receive - give him 100, requires 200. You'll give two hundred - 400 asks .. The more the desire, the more suffering from frustration.

But when a person is working for the sake of the Creator, the first experiences bitterness. After all, he refuses the usual pleasures, impose restrictions on themselves, learning to enjoy the returns. On top of all, the nature of man (the ego, the desire to receive) strongly opposes the sake of Heaven, adding bitterness. But then, as we move along the path of Torah and as cleansing, a person begins to feel altruistic pleasure. And if you say for sure - the pleasure from giving to the Creator. These delights are perfect and eternal, as is the purpose of creation - Enjoy created. The selfish (sweet at first) pleasure - temporary.

Therefore, "he said the" pigeon - "My best food is bitter, but derived from the Creator's hands than sweet, but received from the hands of creatures."