Classes

Perek 6, Class 4 (70). Tanya, perek Vov

A) After discussing עצם and כחות of נפש הבהמית we now discussed B) לבושים. Introducing the idea of two Torahs: in heaven and on earth. The heavenly Torah has no neutral, if it’s not holy it’s anti-holy, and the chosen allusion to make this point is the term טומאה. Three ideas חיוב ,איסור ,רשות, how…

Perek 6, Class 3 (69) Tanya (text based)

This class adds to the discussion last week about the נפש הבהמית having שבע מדות רעות ושכל במולידן how that removes all possibility for objectivity. The Rebbe’s Sicha on the משנה חביב אדם שנברא בצלם וכו and the role the נפש השכלית plays especially for a non-Jew and by extension to the נפש הבהמית.

Perek 6, Class 1 (67). Tanya (text based)

We began by reviewing the Tanya until this point: A. We discussed Tzadik, Beinoni, Rasha, in Niglah and Kabbalah. B. briefly visited the Nefesh haBahamis C. Dedicated four Perakim to the Nefesh HaElokis, what it is and what it does. Here in Perek 6, we begin a discussion of the Nefesh HaBahamis. We start by…

Class 14, Perek 1, Class 4 Tanya (text based)

This class (after a brief introduction) explores the basic character traits of the נפש הבהמית ונפש האלוקית. The נפש הבהמית is: 1) Self-centered (selfish), 2) not visionary; interested only in the here and now, 3) Lives in fear and “survives” because she has no trust. The נפש האלוקית is 1) G-d-centered (selfless), 2) Has great…