Classes

Nasata Liraiecha Nes Lihisnoses 5711, Class One, Perek One (1).IntroductionMesiras Nefesh in Russia and the idea of tests.

Nasata Liraiecha Nes Lihisnoses 5711, Class Two, Perek One (2).Mesiras Nefesh in Russia continued.A test is a correction only of the person and not of the world.The ideas of גברא and חפצא in Halacha and in Chassidus (here גברא seems to be more than חפצא as opposed to how it is in niglah).

Nasata Liraiecha Nes Lihisnoses 5711, Class Three, Perek One (3).Lecture, seven levels of doing Mitzvos:1) Middos Tovos2) Deos Nechonos3) Yichudim, Atzilus, Kabbalah holds עבודה צורך גבוה בניחותא4) Birurim. correction reveals what is above Atzilus into Atzilus5) Teshuva, even higher than the above.6) Nisyonos, fixing nothing in the world only in the person.7) Dira biTachtonim.

Nasata Liraiecha Nes Lihisnoses 5711, Class Four, Perek One (4).To overcome the Nisayon (which corrects only the person) we need Koach Atzmi, how we are ONE with G-dliness

Nasata Liraiecha Nes Lihisnoses 5711, Class Five, Perek One (5).Explanation for Koach Atzmi,story born on top of the mountainChanania Mishoel and Azaria were ready to die but not be tortured (Mesiras Nefesh of Chaya); and the Morranos were ready for months of torture (because they reached Yechida).

Nasata Liraiecha Nes Lihisnoses 5711, Class Six, Perek Two (1).There must be some kind of G-dliness even in the dark (of Nisyonos) but the spark itself has gone dark.

Nasata Liraiecha Nes Lihisnoses 5711, Class Seven, Perek Two (2).The idea of סוד הבירורים closer to Moshiach we cannot know, so the attitude is חטוף ואכול חטוף ואשתי.

Nasata Liraiecha Nes Lihisnoses 5711, Class Eight, Perek Two (3).Two questions:1) where is ג’ קליפות הטמאות in the discussion of בירורים and נסיונות. The Ma’amar from 25 years later (5776) seems to change what is written here (and that is the Mishna Achrona).2) Why doesn’t the energy of a Nisayon (“darkness”) need a Birur? Suggestion because...

Nasata Liraiecha Nes Lihisnoses 5711, Class Nine, Perek Two (4).End of Perek.In Nisoyonos we 1) deal with ourselves only 2) On the level of Tokef Atzmi and Bittul Atzmi.

Nasata Liraiecha Nes Lihisnoses 5711, Class Ten, Perek Three (1).Introduction to exposition on Birurim.First big Kabbalah idea: G-dliness, not Him but His Light “G-d-interactive”.Second big Kabbalah idea: G-dliness revealed to other (Vessels) this is Atzilus (Adama HaElyon etc).Third big idea: Tohu is Atzilus version one: עצמות אור אין סוף בכלים couldn’t last and shattered.Fourth big...

Nasata Liraiecha Nes Lihisnoses 5711, Class Eleven, Perek Three (2).Questions and answers:An intermediate level discussion on the Chassidic concepts of vessel (keyli) and ohr (light) in the context of the process of revelation (giluyi) between “levels of Godliness”. Some of the ideas discussed were:Gilui Elokus, Atzilus (IS gilui Elokus)Atzilus version one: Tohu, Etzem Ohr EIn Sof...

Nasata Liraiecha Nes Lihisnoses 5711, Class Twelve, Perek Three (3).The Time of Prayer Is A Time of WarA rare intermediate Chassidus series on davening (prayer) that is accessible to English speakers.  The series overall addresses the contrast between Avodas Birurim / the service to God of elevating sparks or making refinements in the physical plane...

Nasata Liraiecha Nes Lihisnoses 5711, Class Thirteen, Perek Three (4).More on Davening (prayer) and Birurim.Hisbonenus has three types:1) For learning2) Before Prayer3) During PrayerThese are tools for Birur.Length: 33:59

Nasata Liraiecha Nes Lihisnoses 5711, Class Fourteen, Perek Three (5).Final two classes in the series on avodas birurim (a service of refinement or elevating sparks of Holiness).  Excellent intermediate level class accessible to everyone.  Applied questions are presented and discussed as well as study directly from the text of the Maamar. Davening is called Birur in...

Nasata Liraiecha Nes Lihisnoses 5711, Class Fifteen, Perek Three (6).Avodas HaBirurim is described as a negotiation, where the reason and the mind is you, satisfy bit the person and the entity of the world that is being corrected (elevated).

Nasata Liraiecha Nes Lihisnoses 5711, Class Sixteen, Perek Three (7).End of Perek 3 deals with Nisyonos being and Inyan Atzmi not Mispashet; there is no negotiating when it comes to Klipa.But the spark is elevated anyway (I believe that in 5736, the Rebbe made a change as far as this concerned).

Nasata Liraiecha Nes Lihisnoses 5711, Class Seventeen, Perek Four (1).Yechida of Klipa, two opinions and an attempt at reconciliation.

Nasata Liraiecha Nes Lihisnoses 5711, Class Eighteen, Perek Four (2).Questions and answers on the last several classes.Nisyonos above Birur using absolute Kochos “primary characteristics”.The two opinions about Yechida are repeated.

Nasata Liraiecha Nes Lihisnoses 5711, Class Nineteen, Perek Four (3).Pnimi- revealedMakif- Hidden, indirectNaRaN- a place in the body to allow for GiluiChaya Yechida- has no “place” and it is therefore difficult to appreciate the various different aspects present there, thus…Ratzon is Chaya- above reason and very urgentTa’anug is Yechida; the personality which determines what will...

Nasata Liraiecha Nes Lihisnoses 5711, Class Twenty, Perek Four (4).Birurim are “negotiated” war, where one plans what he needs to do to elevate the spark; Nisyonos is “non-negotiable” war so one can spiritually survive.[The spark that is elevated through Nisyonos is a bi-product].

Nasata Liraiecha Nes Lihisnoses 5711, Class Twenty One, Perek Four (5).Although Niosyonos are not about (any effort being made to) Birurim: to fix anything in the world (only in self); but if done correctly, the spark in the test (of the severe Klipos) is corrected and elevated.It has to do with extracting the Ta’anug (delight)...

Nasata Liraiecha Nes Lihisnoses 5711, Class Twenty Two, Perek Four (6).שויתי השם לנגדי תמיד: מדת ההשתוותThe incredibly high level of involvement with Hashem called Middas Hahishtavus: everything is exactly the same the greatest good and the most severe evil, as He is good and involved in everything, so all is Good, as the song of...

Nasata Liraiecha Nes Lihisnoses 5711, Class Twenty Three, Perek Four (7) Perek Five (1).Two stories, two Tzadikim, two levels.Nochum Ish Gam Zu and his adage “Gam Zu LiTova” means he saw only revealed good, and that is how it was for him.Rab Akiva (a little later in time and after the destruction of the second...

Nasata Liraiecha Nes Lihisnoses 5711, Class Twenty Four, Perek Five (2) Perek Six (1).The story of the מאמר אין הקב”ה בא בטרוניא עם בריותיו תרמ”ח simple people and Mesiras Nefesh.Yidden on the lowest levels have the easiest time with Mesiras Nefesh, which is what is needed to overcome these test.NOTE: At minute 20:00  The Rebbe...

Nasata Liraiecha Nes Lihisnoses 5711, Class Twenty Five, Perek Six (2) Perek Seven (1).The tests bring us “to Know Him”כי מנסה השם אלוקיכם אתכם לדעתThat we should know, as He knows already.NOTES:At minute 15:47 Brothers Shapiro, the yarmulka and the Russian army gauntlet At minute 20:10 “The Rebbe was obsessed with teshuva” with thoughts on the...

Nasata Liraiecha Nes Lihisnoses 5711, Class Twenty Six, Perek Seven (2).More on Knowing Him.Conclusion to the discussion of nisayonos (tests) what they are and what is their impact on the neshama.  Why and how the process of teshuva changes the neshama in a fundamental wayEnd of the Ma’amar.