When conversing think of nothing but attachment to the Creator, blessed is He. When studying Torah, however, you must concentrate on the subject studied, and by virtue thereof you will be properly attached to Godliness.

You must always be occupied with Torah, for it is “a Tree of Life to those who hold fast to it” (Proverbs 3:18). When but conversing and relying on the deveikut, however, be very careful not to lapse occasionally from the deveikut. 1