Fulfilling All the Mitzvos in the Torah

It says in Keser Shem Tov that when a person feels some sort of simcha, they should connect with Hashem’s simcha, which is the root of all things. Also, when a person performs a mitzvah, that particular mitzvah is connected to all the other mitzvos in the Torah, since the mitzvos are directly connected toContinue reading “Fulfilling All the Mitzvos in the Torah”

Becoming Higher than the Angels

In Likutei Moharan Torah 110, Rebbe Nachman teaches an interesting concept in regards to sighing. He compares the sighing of a Tzaddik and that of a Rosho, and which sighing is better. If a Tzaddik sighs, chas v’sholom, in yearning for wickedness, this is a horrible thing and his breath connects him to the aspectContinue reading “Becoming Higher than the Angels”

Turning Evil into Good

A big inyan in Chassidus is that of turning things that are bad into good, it says this in Keser Shem Tov explicitly. The various Admorim speak of this matter in their own ways, giving examples as to how this is accomplished. The Baal HaTanya brings the example in Likkutei Amarim Perek 37 of blood.Continue reading “Turning Evil into Good”

Elevating Intrusive Thoughts to Their Source

In Keser Shem Tov the Baal Shem speaks of the inyan of Machshovos Zoros, “Foreign Thoughts,” that enter the mind during davening and other aspects of avodas Hashem. In short, he says there that they all have their source in the Aibishter, since there is no place lacking His presence, and therefore we can elevateContinue reading “Elevating Intrusive Thoughts to Their Source”

Attaining the Resting of the Shechinah

Tanya Perek 35. In this perek the Baal HaTanya talks about the matter of Hashroas HaShechinah, the Resting of the Shechinah. In very brief summary, the Baal HaTanya brings from the Zohar that the Shechinah rests upon a person when they’re doing mitzvos, and when one is involved with doing mitzvos and learning Torah. ThisContinue reading “Attaining the Resting of the Shechinah”