Friday Adar Sheini 5 5703
Torah lessons: Chumash: P'kudei, Shishi with Rashi.
Tehillim: 29-34.
Tanya: To quote, by (p. 157)...quotation ends here. (p. 157).

Studying Talmud and related works, studying Chassidus, and actual avoda, are all imperative. Not only can there be no thought of one superseding or being superseded by the other, on the contrary, their relationship is symbiotic, mutually enriching: An ignorant person cannot be a chassid,1 so the study of Talmud and halacha is an absolute necessity. Who is a chassid? He who conducts himself with piety toward his Creator,2 so there must be the study of Chassidus, and the ultimate purpose of all study is, after all, actual avoda.