Tanya: Chapter 12 – Part 1 – video

In the previous chapters, the Alter Rebbe defined the terms tzaddik and rasha. The tzaddik, he explained, is one in whom the good qualities of his divine soul vanquish the evil qualities of his animal soul, to the extent of completely eradicating them. A rasha, conversely, is one in whom the evil qualities of his […]

Tanya: Chapter 12 – Part 2 – video

אבל אחר התפלה, בהסתלקות המוחין דגדלות אין סוף ברוך הוא, הרי הרע חוזר וניעור בחלל השמאלי, ומתאוה תאוה לתאות עולם הזה ותענוגיו But this state of affairs lasts only for the duration of the spiritually-charged time of prayer. After prayer, however, when the intellect of the blessed Ein Sof is no longer in a state […]

Tanya: Chapter 12 – Part 3 – audio

The discussion of his mastery over his animal soul has thus far centered on matters pertaining to man’s relationship with G‑d. It now moves to another area: וכן בדברים שבין אדם לחבירו So, too, in matters “between man and his fellow-man.” The Beinoni will not grant expression in thought, speech or action to any evil […]