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A Tzaddik’s Request – Just 10 Minutes

I requested Reb Akiva of Mystical Paths, to allow me place this video of HaRav Shalom Arush, shlita, where HaRav Arush, shlita, makes a special request of the world. Hebrew w/English subtitles.
It’s a blessing to hear HaRav Shalom Arush, shlita, in hitbodedut (personal prayer).

This video, placed with the kind permission of Reb Akiva of Mystical Paths.

The Tzadik in the Field

Due the last news, which are quite disturbing, I requested Reb Akiva of Mystical Paths, to allow me place this video of HaRav Shalom Arush, shlita, where he gives a powerful example of hitbodedut (personal prayer), showing how to express one’s emunah (faith) in the Creator of the world. Rabbi Arush, shlita, is the author of The Garden of Emunah and the Rosh Yeshiva of Chut Shel Chesed in Jerusalem.

This video, placed with the kind permission of Reb Akiva of Mystical Paths.

The Eye Sees and the Heart Covets

By Rabbi Shalom Arush
Translated by Rabbi Lazer Brody

The Tale of the Lost Princess

Part 22 from The Garden of Yearning

Rabbi Zev “Velvel” Cheshin of blessed memory, one of the prominent Breslover Chassidim of the previous generation, would say in the name of the Zohar that the Yetzer Hara is not allowed to enter a person except through the eyes. In our tale, we see this principle clearly. Had the viceroy guarded his eyes – and that means closing them, especially to temptation – he wouldn’t have suffered a setback and he’d have rescued the princess then and there.

The very first sin in the world – Adam’s – began with the eyes, for it is written (see Bereishit, chapter 3), “And the woman saw that the tree is good for eating, for it was irresistible in her eyes and pleasingly enlightening so she took from its fruit and gave it also to her man with her and he ate.”

All the blemishes imaginable – lust for women, lust for food, lust for money, coveting, jealousy, and many more – all begin with the eyes. Rashi teaches us (see his commentary of Parshat Shlach), that “what the eye sees, the heart covets.”

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