Tanya in Depth—Chapter 1, Class 4
This class (after a brief introduction) explores the basic character traits of the G-dly and animal natures.
The animal nature is:
- Self-centered (selfish)
- not visionary; interested only in the here and now,
- Lives in fear and only survives; she has no trust.
The G-dly nature is:
- G-d centered (selfless)
- Has a great vision, and is very interested in where it is from and what is its purpose and where is it going,
- Has trust in it’s Creator and therefore “lives” and doesn’t only “survive.”
Text-based Tanya classes from Rabbi Yossi Paltiel are available on his site, http://www.insidechassidus.org/
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