Sunday Nissan 27, 12th day of the omer 5703
Torah lessons: Chumash: K'doshim, first parsha with Rashi.
Tehillim: 120-134.
Tanya: This quality of (p. 231)...The Esoteric Discipline. (p. 231).

The permissible, when done for one's pleasure,1 is completely evil, as the Alter Rebbe writes in Tanya, Chapter 7, for we are commanded, "sanctify yourself with what is permitted to you."2 One must introduce sanctity into those matters that are permissible so that they serve the purpose of enhancing one's Torah, mitzvot, fear-of-G‑d and good character traits.