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To Expel Coarseness

It is an established principle that if you see that your success lies in the Torah’s spirituality and mystical teachings, and if you find learning halachah in depth difficult, your inner obligation is to set aside the majority of your time to that study that fits your spirit.

Similarly, if you see that learning the secrets of the Torah is sanctifying you, is raising your spirit and bringing you close to holiness with a feeling in your heart and inner mind, and you do not see this desirable fruit from your exoteric studies—and, more than that, they do not suffice to expel from you the coarseness of your proclivities that you sense in your spirit—this is a definite sign that your rectification lies in learning your portion of the inner light of the Torah’s mysticism.

When you feel within yourself such a clarity and purity that the exoteric learning will also support you in [rising in] holiness, you will be able to expand your boundary until you will fulfill your purpose well and come back to gain more pleasure in the teachings of the supernal secrets “for sustenance, for satiety and for fine garments” (Isaiah 23:18). When everything is for the sake of heaven, with pure intent, “He does not despise the suffering of the impoverished” (Psalms 22:25).

Orot Hatorah 10:3

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Expel

Coarseness





















It

is

an

established

principle

that

if

you

see

that

your

success

lies

in

the

Torah’s

spirituality

and

mystical

teachings



and

if

you

find

learning

halachah

in

depth

difficult



your

inner

obligation

is

to

set

aside

the

majority

of

your

time

to

that

study

that

fits

your

spirit





















Similarly



if

you

see

that

learning

the

secrets

of

the

Torah

is

sanctifying

you



is

raising

your

spirit

and

bringing

you

close

to

holiness

with

a

feeling

in

your

heart

and

inner

mind



and

you

do

not

see

this

desirable

fruit

from

your

exoteric

studies—and



more

than

that



they

do

not

suffice

to

expel

from

you

the

coarseness

of

your

proclivities

that

you

sense

in

your

spirit—this

is

a

definite

sign

that

your

rectification

lies

in

learning

your

portion

of

the

inner

light

of

the

Torah’s

mysticism





















When

you

feel

within

yourself

such

a

clarity

and

purity

that

the

exoteric

learning

will

also

support

you

in



rising

in



holiness



you

will

be

able

to

expand

your

boundary

until

you

will

fulfill

your

purpose

well

and

come

back

to

gain

more

pleasure

in

the

teachings

of

the

supernal

secrets

“for

sustenance



for

satiety

and

for

fine

garments”

(Isaiah

23:18)





When

everything

is

for

the

sake

of

heaven



with

pure

intent



“He

does

not

despise

the

suffering

of

the

impoverished”

(Psalms

22:25)





















Orot

Hatorah

10:3



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