Tanya: Chapter 04 – Part 1 – audio

ועוד יש לכל נפש אלקית שלשה לבושים In addition [to its ten faculties — discussed in ch. 3], every divine soul (nefesh elokit) possesses three garments. The soul possesses three auxiliary powers, which are its instruments of expression. Like garments, they can be donned or shed at will. When the soul utilizes any of these […]

Tanya: Chapter 04 – Part 2 – audio

Until now it has been explained that the divine soul has three garments in which it clothes itself: the thought, speech and action of Torah and the commandments. The Alter Rebbe now goes on to state that, unlike physical garments, which are less important than their wearer, the garments of the divine soul are even […]

Tanya: Chapter 04 – Part 3 – audio

ואף דהקדוש ברוך הוא נקרא אין סוף, ולגדולתו אין חקר, ולית מחשבה תפיסא ביה כלל Although the Holy One, blessed be He, is called Ein Sof (“Infinite”), and5 “His greatness can never be fathomed,” and6 “No thought can apprehend him at all,” וכן ברצונו וחכמתו and so are also His Will and His wisdom (infinite […]