Daily Kabbalah Lesson with Ari Goldwag back issues
Daily Kabbalah Lesson with Ari Goldwag back issues
Ari Goldwag
Insights from the Kabbalah
299. Raw act of mitzvah
The raw act of the mitzvah itself is the main part of the fulfillment. The thoughts one attaches to it are only secondary.
Jan 3, 2011
5 min
298. Yetzer Hara's wiles
Another trick is that the evil inclination has a person believe that the focus should only be on purity of heart, and tricks him to miss the proper time of the mitzvah or prayer.
Jan 2, 2011
6 min
297. Yetzer Hara's masquerade
One of the tricks of the evil inclination is that he passes himself off as the good inclination.
Dec 29, 2010
5 min
296. The greater they are...
The more one has worked on his level of purity and holiness, the greater is his need to be careful not to be ensnared in the trap of the evil inclination of putting others down.
Dec 28, 2010
6 min
295. Embarrassing Torah scholars
Embarrassing Torah scholars is a horrible sin, and it incurs great spiritual destruction. Even if the person is learning Torah with the wrong intents, by putting him down, great spiritual destruction can occur, Heaven forbid.
Dec 27, 2010
6 min
294. Torah Lishma
While learning Torah lishma, for the right reasons, is a great level, even learning for the wrong reasons is considered a great thing, as it can eventually bring one to learn for the right reasons.
Dec 26, 2010
5 min
293. Be careful of pride II
One must be careful not to look down upon others who may not be on the same level of service of Hashem. Doing so constitutes an incredible sin.
Dec 23, 2010
6 min
292. Be careful of pride
Even when one is climbing to the greatest spiritual heights with the tools the Nefesh Hachaim has provided, once must be keenly aware of his capacity for pride, and be careful not to fall into its trap.
Dec 22, 2010
5 min
291. Intent for Torah and prayer
We end the third gate with an understanding of the proper intent one should have in prayer and Torah learning - completely nullifying oneself and all of reality to Hashem's overarching Oneness.
Dec 20, 2010
5 min
290. Emulating the forefathers
There was a fundamental difference between the quality of Moshe's prophecy as opposed to the prophecy of the forefathers, and it involved a perception of the higher essence (Yud-kei-vav-kei) as opposed to the concept of Elokim.
Dec 20, 2010
6 min
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