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Do Not Wait for Emotions to Do the Right Thing

The Difference Between Nefesh, Ruach and Neshama

57 min

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This class will be presented on Monday, Parshas Vayikra, 27 Adar, 5780, March 23, 2020, live from Rabbi Jacobson's House in Monsey, NY 

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    Aharon -4 years ago

    RYY recommending to review maamar re: the role of the Rebbe, etc

    5 levels of souls – depends what is manifested & revealed in the guf

    Neshama –  chachma bina daas

    Ruach – chesed gevurah tifferes

    Nefesh  - nezach hod yesod              “hodu til baruch she’amar

               (esp’ly nezach)  All the 9 body fxs, biological fx.   Expressed in our physical life (actions deeds and words) to a commitment to a certian truth even w/o emotion    ex.  Sis is making chasana far away, I’m tired, don’t feel like going – 3 mins later, I feel like I have to go – emot’ly not excited but feel like I must go, comes from a conviction, inner core value, tachlis, fx’ality, getting it done.   Move in direction that is right for you even if you don’t feel it in the heart, yet feel it deeper.   Forcing self. 

         Hod – fight inside, reflecting and recognizing the emotions one is feeling and how it relates to my convictions ie trying to contain temper in time of stress rather communicate good in a way to people that are close to me

    Chiya

    Yechida

    “lets go back to Mitzrayim” – an old destructive friend, go back to places I’m used to even tho not good for me.   Embrace the nothingness within is good.  Between one yaish and another there is always a ayin – ie seed dissolves in ground before it grows into a great tree.  “ayin b’emtzah” – withdrawal or emptiness one experiences.    Hold onto the ayin to achieve a new yaish. 

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    Ruach – more emotive quality of the soul – higher than nefesh, hi’er experience of life – excitement of the soul

    Hodu till borchu – hod – modeh that it is the right thing –

    Baruch sheamar and foll’g is ruach – 2nd section of Davening – fr place of nefesh to ruach, fr biological to emotional

    Hispaalos – ruach - enthusaiam

    Neshama

    Q how does one overcome fear to create action of a conviction?  The more you use it the more it gets built.     Neuroplasticitiy – actions create new ways of thinking re reality, new neural pathways, brain has new places to go to ie bechira – open new vistas – diff perspectives – many windows to see a scary lion or a nice vista

    36  “we miss you Reb Aharon”   baruch sh’kavanti

    Ruach – emotions – can have on level of G-dly soul and on level of animal soul

    5 lines down  k s ‘tes “Nishmas Shakai ta’vinam”    “H’ gives their neshama understanding”

    3730 profound ideas follow

    39  mitzva of “v ahavta – how can it be a mitza to love? “ahavta es H’ …” –     cuz we have nefesh Elokis

    40 help self actualize self – to bring concealed out into revealed – bring out who you are – midos needs help being expressed, they are already invented

    Don’t need a lot of hisbonneus for hispallus nefesh l’Elokis – my life is divine energy so “ki hu chayecha” -   

    Helps soul become enthusiastic

    44   nefesh Elokis (DNA of a soul)  wants to be infinite, connected to ain sof, not boxed in

    4530 – balancing spiritual & marriage rel’ship as growth occurs – can’t be at expense of life partner – “since u became more involved in Torah I lost”

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    My life is my divine energy, life,  - become aware of it causing enthusiasm to serve H’

    50   Dr Michel asks re: Rambam – halacha, blueprint and Alter Rebbe manifestation in life

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    Always need awareness -   to get in touch w/deep rooted connections that are there

    Nefesh behama – wants survival, comfort, etc.   

              Sign shows the nature of the shop – the seichel that fuels ruach , seichel guides and creates the context

    Emotions embedded in DNA

    Hisbonnenus = signs, this is something to get excited about, let me put it in context,

    All ruach:  these 4 following

    Physical – p’sukei d’zimra                Rambam – way to lead to H’

    Personal exper – you’re my father

    Collective hx of yidden - 

    To love H’ and love self

    Neshama:  diff state of consciousness, tune in to a diff level of the soul 

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    Rachel -4 years ago

    Does God come in between a marriage

    How does a relationship with God impact on my marriage?
    Having a deep and close connection with God is only possible when I come to God with a full awareness of myself and with my emotions fully exposed and fully vulnerable.
    All the channels to my inner world must be fully opened. But when those channels are opened for my relationship with God, they will remain open for my relationship with others, especially my spouse. Having a relationship with Hashem can only serve to deepen and intensify my relationship with mankind. (We have many examples of how Zadikim’s love and compassion for every Jew knew no bounds).

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    Moshe -4 years ago

    With the eating comes the appetite

    The whole purpose of  appetizers is to whet the  appetite. 

    Just do it.

    Fake it till you make it.

    Put on the clothes and you'll rise to  the stature. 

    The Rebbe: just pretend to  be that type of  person or that midda you desire but cannot really accomplish,  later it'll become natural. 

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    Yaakov Rosenthal -4 years ago

    B"H

    Thank you for the shur.  I understand according to my limitations.

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    Aharon -4 years ago

    Over 100 are listening to the shir.   If we each encourage one other person, we will have over 200, and then more.

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    Aharon -4 years ago

    Atom

    What is the power released in an atom bomb?  Where does it come from?  It's got something to do with the connective power holding the atom together.  

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    Aharon -4 years ago

    virus

    The virus is one of the  most hester items in creation it seems      mashal of antibodies is Torah & Mitzvos 

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    Yaakov Rosenthal -4 years ago

    Good Morning

    Ok I'm rushing past my limitations.  How do I fill the emptiness that is left afterward?  My old behavior filled a need. It was an old friend so to speak. Now as I leave the old, insecurity, emptiness, and fear fill the new void.   

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    aharon faiman -4 years ago

    Can we also ask q's or comments and this format and it will get to Rebbe during the shir?

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      Moshe -4 years ago

      I believe that comments on the site here are reviewed and posted AFTER the shiur.  One can post comments in real time on the youtube chat or texting the number given and possibly get an answer during the  shiur 

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      Moshe -4 years ago

      I believe that comments on the site here are reviewed and posted AFTER the shiur.  One can post comments in real time on the youtube chat or texting the number given and possibly get an answer during the  shiur 

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Chassidus: Maamar Matzah Zu 5672 #5

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