Tuesday 4 Adar I 5703
Torah lessons: Chumash: T'ruma, Shlishi with Rashi.
Tehillim: 23-28.
Tanya: And with every (p. 117)...by the tzaddikim (p. 117).

The initial preparations for delving into deep intellectual concepts, especially concepts of G‑dliness, are (a) a strenuous effort of the body to be rid of one's delight in worldly matters, and (b) a strenuous effort of the soul to stimulate delight in intellectual pursuit in general, and in G‑dly matters in particular.