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Tanya: Chapter 30 - Part 1

Tanya: Chapter 30 - Part 1

Adar 3

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This class studies the daily portion of Tanya — the foundational text of Chassidic philosophy. The lesson is taught using the original Hebrew text, translated and elucidated so that anyone can follow along.
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October 7, 2012
hmmmm
well, I thought a benoni couldn't be a tsadik because a benoni has to deal with the evil impulse and the tsadik doesn't have evil impulses. If I'm right on that, might not the benoni owe it to others to understand that just because he's not tempted to a given sin doesn't mean that he's not tempted to sin -- being a benoni means being tempted. I thought we just got done saying that apathy being "I don't care" is a sign of the rasha who doesn't bother to fight his evil impulse and that would be different from a benoni in humility who refrains from criticising people who have to fight different impulses from himself. A benoni taking time to criticize others misses chances to fulfill the 613 mitsvot. I'm going to listen for what Tanya says about the Tsadik judging others; in Judaism judging is harsh and punitive but tsadik means righteous and that also means mercy and forgiveness
Pat
usa
January 20, 2012
Two views
Will it not make a person apathetic when he will use humility as a reason for not judging even to the most evil of another person’s deed and by not repulsing to that evil act made him a less loving person? A Beinoni who is honestly humble with an aspiration of becoming a complete Tzaddik, will he not lost his sense of humility when he becomes a 100% Tzaddik by progression as he will have to hate all kinds of negativity? Thank you and be well.
Allan Vargas
UK
January 20, 2012
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How can one be a complete righteous person if he doesn’t have humility as it was suggested in chapter 30 not to be judgmental even to the most worthless of men unless he has the same trial and tribulation that he may understand what made an evil person evil and in what sense that a Tzaddik understand the same trouble of another man that he has the right to judge?
Allan Vargas
UK
January 20, 2012
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Thank you Rabbi Gordon for your dedication.
The lesson in the Tanya chapter 30, Adar 3 teaches about humility for an aspiring Beinoni, to be of humble spirit to every person and the Rebbe of our blessed memory suggest us not to be judgemental as we don't have the same trial and tribulation to the one who had committed a mischievous act of evil and to be honestly humble even to the most worthless of men and that we are not to judge them until we are in their place whereas in chapter 10 of the Tanya on Tevet 11 discussed that a Tzaddik Gomur or a complete righteous person is the one who is a 100% Tzaddik who despises all evil as the repulsion of evil is a product of love.
Mr. Allan Vargas
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