Sunday Cheshvan 16 5704
Torah lessons: Chumash: Chayei Sara, first parsha with Rashi.
Tehillim: 79-82.
Tanya: XXVIII. "Why was the (p. 571) ...lower than nogah. (p. 573).

Thought is a garment and servant of the intellect and emotions.1 Even when it is not serving the intellect or emotions, it continues to function, thinking and meditating. However, this activity is then not only devoid of content, but also open to depravement... It is explained that alien or evil thoughts are caused by "emptiness of the head." For when the mind is occupied, the thought has something to serve, and there is no room for stupid and vain thoughts devoid of substance.