Classes

TANYA CHAPTER 16 CLASS 1 (122)

TANYA CHAPTER 16 CLASS 1 (122)Introduction to the PerekThe first “Klal Gadol” even the highest Beinoni with maximum passion that the point is that we act appropriately. So, even the highest Ahava ViYirah is about actionClass Length (38:50

TANYA CHAPTER 15 CLASS 1 (117).

TANYA CHAPTER 15 CLASS 1 (117).Beginning of Perek 15.Tzadik and Rasha vs Avado and Lo Avadosuperficially these are the same ideas twiceBut on a deeper level they are very different.Tzadik and Rasha means (as is the case often in the Tanya) Tzadik and BeinoniWhile Avado and Lo Avado are levels in Beinoni.Oved vs Eved doing…

TANYA CHAPTER 16 CLASS 2 (123)

TANYA CHAPTER 16 CLATANYA CHAPTER 16 CLASS 2 (123) The second “Klal Gadol”- even without full emotions if the action gets done it is good,Kach Yuasah.It is befitting that He be loved and that we love Him; but even if it doesn’t happen fully it is happening.Story and lesson: א ביסעלע אידישע הארץ every Jew…

TANYA CHAPTER 15 CLASS 2 (118).

TANYA CHAPTER 15 CLASS 2 (118).Various ways to achieve Beinoni “Lo Avado”:1) if he has these three character traits (together):A. מתמיד בלימודו בטבעו מתגבורת המרה שחורהB. מצונן בטבעו.C. מחוסר הרגש הנאה בטבעו.

Tanya (text based) Chapter 14 Class 1 (110)

Tanya Chapter 14 Class 1 (110)0:00 – 4:16 Intro to the perek4:16 –  5:38 Perek 14 is a new Beinoni – the Middos HaBeinoni.  Madregas HaBeinoni describes a personality (inyan from mehus) versus Middos HaBeinoni which describes a behavior.  You have to be somebody and you have to do something.  5:39    Begin to read inside…

Tanya Chapter 16, Class 3 (124).

Tanya Chapter 16, Class 3 (124).In depth discussion of the word “yoasa” (יאתה) which appears several times in perek 16.  The meaning or spirit of the word “yoasa” is “the way something should be, even if it isn’t”In this case the unfulfilled Love for Hashem that should be, both for His sake and the sake…

Tanya Chapter 16, Class 4 (125).

Tanya Chapter 16, Class 4 (125).The idea of “Parcha LiAila” that our Torah and Mitzvos soar upwards and are available for us as schar in Gan Eden was explained.Kavana is the key to this “Parcha LiAila”.The connection to the מאמר חז”ל מחשבה טובה הקדוש ברוך הוא מצרפה למעשה was explained in context: He connects our…

Tanya (text based) Chapter 14 Class 4 (113)

Tanya Chapter 14 Class 4 (113).The focus of this class is to clarify that Hashem did not create us to be perfect – He created us to be ourselves.  Two approaches to Avodas Hashem as a Beinoni are contrasted: with and without emotion.   The avodah of serving Hashem with no feelings – with kabbalos…

TANYA (text based) CHAPTER 14 CLASS 7 (116)

TANYA CHAPTER 14 CLASS 7 (116).The idea of every person attempting to do the work of Tzadik, תהי צדיק ואל תהי רשע.The idea is that the oath (made before we’re born) requires that we try, והשם יעשה הטוב בעיניו Hashem can do whatever He wants.And on a higher level, there’s the idea of habit (of…

Tanya (text based) Chapter 13 Class 2 (106)

Tanya Chapter 13 Class 2 (106)(This is a shorter class).We continue analyzing the Gemarahs sighted on the first page of the Tanya.This class speaks to the idea of …כל העולם כולו אומרים לך צדיק אתה היא בעיניך כרשע there is a great difference between רשע and כרשע.כרשע means that he is vulnerable to the same…