Kuzari: Eved Hashem – Ways to Connect to G-d (I)

The Ideal Servant of G-d who’s great actions first initiate from his awareness of G-d in every facet of the world and he perceives the commandments of the Torah as the channel through which he cleaves unto G-d. 

Kuzari, Part III: The Ultimate Jew: The Chasid

The ideal service of G-d is one’s inner connection to G-d through his deep faith.  The Chasid's connection to the Almighty does not begin with his behavior not his fulfilment of the Torah commandments, but rather his inner awareness and knowledge of G-d and G-d’s constant supervision over him and...