Category: Text-Based Tanya

Lesson 13

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Continuing chapter 7 and discussing how permissible acts require mindfulness in order to be elevated to holiness.

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Lesson 14

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Concluding chapter 7, we discuss the power of teshuvah to transform past sins into merits. We also discuss how to rectify the spiritual damage caused by the emission of seed in vain as well as forbidden relations.

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Lesson 15

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In our study of Chapter 8 we delve deeper into an understanding of the spiritual status of that which is halachically forbidden as well as how it affects the person who indulges in it.

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Lesson 16

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In our study of Chapter 9 we are introduced to the parable of the two kings fighting over the small city, which helps us to understand the nature of the conflict between the two souls.

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Lesson 17

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We begin Chapter 10 which speaks about two levels of tzaddik—the complete and the incomplete. What is the difference between them? How does a tzaddik regard the selfish gratification of physical pleasure?

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Lesson 18

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Chapter 10 concludes with a discussion of the "men of ascent"—another way of describing the unique personality of the complete tzaddik.

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Lesson 19

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Chapter 11 deals with the very wide spectrum of personalities encompassed by the tern "rasha v'tov lo." We also contrast this level with that of the "rasha v'ra lo" who is incapable of remorse.

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Lesson 20

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We begin chapter 12 of Tanya which discusses the Beinoni. What is it that distinguishes a Beinioni from both a Tzaddik and a Rasha?

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Lesson 21

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We conclude chapter 12 of Tanya, continuing to describe the dichotomy that is the Beinoni.

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Lesson 22

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We begin Chapter 13 of Tanya which discusses the internal struggle of the Beinoni.

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Lesson 23

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We conclude Chapter 13 of Tanya which discusses the internal struggle of the Beinoni.

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Lesson 24

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Chapter 14 of Tanya. We discuss the internal state of the Beinoni and the monologue that we can recite to ourselves to motivate ourselves to choose the right behaviors even when we feel conflicted.

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