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Sunday, March 10, 2013

קרי WANTON EMISSION OF SEED (unintentional, unless otherwise stated): BOOK TWO


1. Drunkenness causes exile, also it causes releasing seed wastefully.

2. Ridicule comes through wanton emissions.

3. Speech that a person half-pronounces -- in that he does not enunciate the words clearly -- this is an aspect similar to the aspect of wanton emissions.

4. One's children die, G-d forbid, through (lit. seeing – meaning having or experiencing) wanton emissions.

5. A GREAT RECTIFICATION FOR A WANTON EMISSION G-d forbid, to say these ten chapters of Tehillim (Psalms) on the same day that it occurred to him G-d forbid, and these are them (listed here; number of the chapter with words from the beginning of the chapter):
16 “Mikhtam liduvid”,
32 “Liduvid maskil ashrei”,
41 “Ashrei maskil el dul”,
42 “”Ki-ayal taarohg”,
59 “Lamnatzayach al tashkhais”'
77 “Al Yidusun”,
90 “Tefilah liMoshe”,
105 “Hodu Ladon---oy keeroo”,
137, “Al naharos Buvel”,
150 “Hallilu Ail Bikudshoh”
Be assured, that these ten chapters are very very propitious for the rectification of this sin, and one who is careful to say them as described above, does not need to fear anymore whatsoever, for certainly it will be rectified by this, for they are a very great rectification.

(t.n. The Tikkun Klalli – General Rectification - is usually included at the end of the book).

קרי WANTON EMISSION OF SEED (unintentional, unless otherwise stated): BOOK ONE: 5-10 (end)

5. A person should not eat at the table of a tzaddik before he has immersed (in a mikva to purify himself) from his emissions.

6. Rejoice in the good that comes upon the tzaddikim, and this is a rectification for emissions.

7. Through mockery, comes the impurity of wanton emission.

8. Wanton emission comes from lightheadedness.

9. Wanton emission comes as a result of eating garlic and eggs.

10. Also as a result of pointless speech and foul language.

קרי WANTON EMISSION OF SEED (unintentional, unless otherwise stated): BOOK ONE: 1-4

1. Emission of seed comes through talking about promiscuity, and also through that which one fell from his faith.

2. One who (intentionally) releases seed wastefully, in the end goes naked.

3. Through depression, one comes to having (lit. seeing) a wanton emission.

4. One who avoids eating food whose kashrut (kosher status) was (for what ever reason, found questionable and was deemed necessary to be) asked to an authority, he is saved from the impurity of wanton emission.

התבודדות HISBODIDUS (seclusion – often inferring to be alone in communion with the Lord): Book two


1. The conversation that one conducts (privately) between him and his Creator, this conversation is made afterwards into a redemption and salvation for his children.

Friday, March 8, 2013

התבודדות HISBODIDUS (seclusion – often inferring to be alone in communion with the Lord): book one


1. One who isolates himself and separates himself from others, they attend to him from Above (t.n. Rabbi Nachman of Ttcherin's references show clearly that this attention from Above is to redress the persons sins. Examining the word Rabbainu used – 'mizdakek' in the holy books of the Torah, show that in fact this word is used to invoke action of obligation and redress, Rabbi Nachman of Tcherin who was a very holy, accomplished, knowledgeable Torah scholar, and also very much familiar with the traditions and teachings of Breslov, obviously was on the in on the meaning here. However a quick look at present day understanding of this maxim shows a complete misunderstanding – it is taken as a positive thing, as purification or some sort of grace. This misconception is based on the common knowledge of the high regard Rabbi Nachman of Breslov had for hisbodidus – secluding one's self in communion with G-d. However, just like in the second entry here on hisbodidus, where Rabbi Nachman of Breslov reveals that there is a way that hisbodidus can be harmful, so here too Rabbi Nachman is revealing that if in addition to one's hisbodidus he generally separates himself from people, this will bring upon him judgment and redress G”F. See Ramba”m, Laws of Repentance, 4:1 that seperating one's self from the public prevents one from repenting.
Also see Sichos HuRan, the conversations of Rabbi Nachman 81, that if a person would be completely alone, even though he may be bombarded with bad thoughts and even sin G”F, he would be filled with remorse and eventually would turn to a truthful path. However in the continuation of that teaching Rabbi Nachman seems to explain that this isolation is just to the exclusion of bad or misguided people.
Also see Sicho HuRan, the conversations of Rabbi Nachman 77, that a person has in himself elements of representation of all the 70 nations, and when a person is alone and not at peace with himself he can go crazy from the internal schism of these elements. However when a person is with others, the elements are spread out and championed accordingly to the other people who are most similar – free quick synopsis).

2. Through isolating oneself and setting one's heart wantonly, one comes to anger.

שנה SLEEP:


1. One who has more holiness, he is further away from sleep.

2. Through excessive sleeping and slumber, one is pushed out of the Merkava of Holiness (t.n. the chair of the Divine Presence), one's face changes, and one's G-dly image is corrupted.

3. The fifteen Songs of Ascent that are in the book of Tehillim (Psalms chapters 120-134) are propitious to annul sleep.

4. One who is unable to sleep should bring to mind faith in the Resurrection.