In the previous class, we discussed a mashal illustrating how the experience of something negative can touch the essence of the self, whereas the gratification afforded by any number of perceived positive activities is variable and relative.

In this shiur we will discuss the nimshal, namely that the active rejection of that which is contrary to the Divine Will impinges on Etzem Ohr (Helem Ha’Atzmus) which transcends hamshachah. This is the source of the “distant makkiffim” that are drawn down through מצוות לא תעשה.

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