If Hakadosh Baruch Hu judges tzadikim so strictly, so it doesn't pay to be a tzadik?
Suppose you're given the choice to be free from taxes. You'll never be drafted in the army, you'll never be called to jury duty; all you have to do is to change into a four-footed animal with a tail.
You can trot the streets, nobody will stop you and say "where's your draft card?" You are free to wander everyplace. Even if you walk in the parks, nobody will accost you: you'll live a life of Riley! Just change into a dog.
And the answer is: it pays to do anything to be a man, and to be a Jew it pays to do anything, and to be a tzadik it pays to do anything.
Good Shabbos To All
This is transcribed from questions that were posed to Harav Miller by the audience at the Thursday night lectures.
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