When you study, pause briefly every hour1 to attach yourself unto [God], may He be blessed. 2 Even so, you must study. 3

In the midst of study it is impossible to cleave unto God, blessed be He. 4 Nonetheless one must study because the Torah furbishes the soul and is “a Tree of Life to those who hold fast to it.” (Proverbs 3:18) If you do not study, your deveikut will cease. 5

Ponder the fact that you cannot cleave [unto God] when sleeping or when your mind “falls.” 6 The time of Torah-study is then certainly not inferior to those conditions. 7 Nonetheless, you must consider at all times attachment to the blessed Creator, as stated above. 8