December 25, 2009

Sefer Yom LeYom Children

Filed under: Blog Torah,Daily Concepts,Sefer Yom Lyom — Reb Moshe @ 2:24 pm

Sefer Yom LeYom Children
1. We always underestmiate a childs ability to comprehend. We should soak their minds each day with knowledge & faith.
2. When children speak we should listen. We learn this from Hashem who listens to all his childrens prayers, speech and concerns.
3. The world would be a different place if only parents would have listened & given more attention to their children.
4. The entire world is held up by the Torah study of Children, so says the Talmud. Well then, we have to hold up the children & get involved in activities to help them.
5. We always blame the worlds influences on effecting our childrens well being and perspective. But don’t they simply miror their parents?
6. Lets be a better example. Children are so holy that they don’t have to see us doing bad, they just feel it.
7. We have to take upon ourselves the simplness of being like a child to his Father in Heaven.
8. A child will do amost anything for a piece of candy. Hashem has a storehouse filled with treats for adults, they simply have to follow His commandments.
9. You know why children don’t have long attention spans, because their parents don’t either.
10. A parent should always be one step ahead of their children.
11. A child’s Rebbe impacts his or her life forever.
12. Most chinuch is learned at home. Parents are the main teacher for their children.
13. The most important thing to teach children is love of DOING the actual commandments. This is taught completely by a parents pureness of heart while performing commandments infront of their kids.
14. If ones children are happy, their parent’s parnasa increases 10 fold.
15. It is very important that children are taught to wash their hands.
16. The more toys a child has to play with, the less they learn to appreciate things.
17. If you want to connect to high spiritual levels, surround yourself with children.
18. If you can’t appreciate children, what can you appreciate?

November 26, 2009

Sefer Yom LeYom eating:

Filed under: Blog Torah,Daily Concepts,Sefer Yom Lyom — Reb Moshe @ 8:06 pm

Sefer Yom LeYom eating: (I’m sending this from wifi near Yeshiva shaim v aver in tzfat)

1. Make sure to eat slowly and with concentration. Your thoughts while eating can lead you on the path of righteousness or evil when the food starts to digest and starts to be used by the body.
2. It is better to purchase food more often than too store up.
3. When you eat, make sure to concentrate on the blessing. What helps the most is to stop and think to yourself, let me say this blessing slowly.
4. Pray for physical food and nourishment each day.
5. This is very important, food has the power of nogah. When elevated with proper intentions, it elevates with a person to purity. If a person doesn’t eat with the right intentions, if the food is not kosher to the highest standards, the food drops a person from higher spiritual levels and causes them to sin.
6. Almost all sins stem from a lack of eating properly. It is the main area in a person’s life where they draw power.
7. Be careful not to eat while you are committing any improper act. This only emphasizes the power of the klipah.
8. It is very important to respect food. Many things we eat have not only sparks within them but are connected to actual souls of Jews of previous incarnations awaiting a rectification.
9. It is easy to remember to make a blessing before eating but far more easy to forget the one thereafter. Therefore, make a sign for yourself to remember. Maybe by putting an object in front of you as a symbol.
10. Certain foods warm or cool the body. Foods give vitamins and minerals. Therefore, it is important to balance the things we eat and to change them.
11. Depression causes a person not to eat and drink enough or overindulge. It is important to be aware of this and keep a balanced appetite as weakness by a lack of good diet, opens a person up to sin.
12. Before benching, say the psalm 23 having in mind that it is a segulah for parnasa because the letters equal “Zan”, which represents sustenance.
13. Food is elevated all the more when you prepare it yourself.
14. Eating things you are allergic too or that are not healthy during the weekdays not only hurts a person physically but also spiritually. Shabbos can many times override this in one or both aspects.
15. Eat food on a table as then the food is like a sacrifice in the holy Temple.
16. Always make sure there is plenty of food in the house to make women and children feel secure.
17. Taking a moment before eating to think about Hashem is very helpful
18. A person should be careful that they have good nutrition, exercise so they can serve Hashem with strength.

December 3, 2008

Sefer Yom LeYom, Spiritual Visions

Filed under: Daily Concepts,Sefer Yom Lyom — Reb Moshe @ 10:26 pm

1. Spiritual awareness is something that grows as a person increases in holiness, purity and experience in traveling the spiritual realms.
2. When a person has learned well the spiritual experiences of Sages like Ezikiel, his visions become more real and accurate.
3. One can see the most spiritually right after the mikvah.
4. A person can see more clearly spiritually when in the presence of Tzaddikim.
5. First you have to rid yourself of ego through singing, joy in Hashem, your thoughts and only then are the Heavens open for you.
6. You cannot force spiritually, you have to invite it slowly and then raise yourself up, step by step.
7. Constant repetition and consistency is imperative in attaining spiritual visions.
8. Remove all doubt and connect to the holiness of your soul and see visions revealed from the soul itself.
9. When you are connected to the Shechinah, you are constantly seeing visions even though you may not be aware of it in your subconscious.
10. A person who sees things after selfish intentions, sees them with mistakes.
11. If it isn’t lishmah (for the sake of Heaven), don’t enter the higher realms in your thoughts as thereafter, you will find yourself in difficulties.

October 26, 2008

Sefer Yom Leyom, Advice

Filed under: Blog Torah,Daily Concepts,Sefer Yom Lyom — Reb Moshe @ 6:38 pm

Dedicated to those still coming back to the blog daily who haven’t given up on me as a teacher. Thanks…
1. A person should give advice only with kind words and selfless intentions.
2. It is easier for a person to take advice in a scenic calm setting. Especially near water.
3. A humble persons advice is taken seriously.
4. Giving advice at the wrong time to someone can lead them to commit more sins.
5. Most people give advice out of pride for themselves.
6. Don’t give advice to someone while in the company of their friends.
7. During the evening, a person is more receptive of advice.
8. If your not holding at the level of the advice your giving, don’t give it.
9. The higher a persons purity, the more understanding them have about life.
10. Better to be silent then to question the advice of a Tzaddik.
11. Even if the advice given to you is wrong, if it comes from a Tzaddik, it can become correct and carry with it tremendous blessing.
12. Don’t take advice from just anyone.
13. When you need advice, open up the e Sefer Ayin Yaakov to any page at random.
14. If you go to the grave of a Tzaddik to pray, you will always know what to do after.
15. Should you know that someone won’t accept your advice, leave them alone.
16. The best advice is given by example.
17. Sometimes the mos t important thing is not ti give advice at all but to just listen.
18. If you see may people are already advising someone, unless they are totally wrong in their advice, better to just show your friend support instead of annoying him.
19. Don’t give advice to someone wiser then you.

October 3, 2008

Sefer Yom Leyom Speech

Filed under: Blog Torah,Daily Concepts,Sefer Yom Lyom — Reb Moshe @ 3:58 pm

1. People underestimate the power of speech
2. Speech has the power to give life or the power to destroy
3. The Shechinah is drawn to someone who speaks in a soft tone and is drawn away from a loud strong voice.
4. Talk what you need to and not more.
5. A wise person can connect any conversation to Torah thoughts. So much so that he elevates the world.
6. Talking to much can make you more confused. While talking a little can unconfuse you.
7. If a person thought they were being recorded, they would watch what they say carefully. The angels are always surrounding us and recording our words in order to later testify for and against us.
8. Be in the habit of not talking about others even in cases where it is not loshon hara & then you will never come to err.
9. Better is the person that listens then he who is always talking.
10. Talking positive turns even bad into good.
11. Talking slang & without thinking is as bad for a person as eating rotten foods.
12. A person can be speaking while really being in a world much higher then revealed through his words.
13. If only we knew how much our words have damaged others by speaking lightly without thinking.
14. It can never be good to tease a person with words even if they are accepting that it is in jest.
15. A person can succeed in all relationships if they master the art of speaking.
16. Speaking to a young child with love and sweetness is one of the most important things in the world.
17. Everything about a person is revealed by their tone of voice & the way they gather together what they want to say.
18. When you fix the way you talk to others, you are also purifying your heart.

September 26, 2008

Sefer Yom Lyom. Music Part 1

Filed under: Blog Torah,Daily Concepts,Sefer Yom Lyom — Reb Moshe @ 5:59 pm

1. Music has the power to heal and the power to destroy
2. When a person plays or sings music, this can fix all his flaws.
3. Every person who purifies himself is able to hear the songs of the malachim, angels.
4. When you sing or play heartfelt songs the malachim join you.
5. Sometimes only music has the power to revive the soul.
6. The highest form of music is one that is no longer audible.
7. At first let the words themselves inspire you , then let the tune itself carry you even higher from level to level
8. People never reach the real potential of a song because they end it too soon.
9. Let a song bring you into a meditative level.
10. A child who can sing beautifully can bring you to places nobody else can.
11. Everyone’s taste in music is different, this shows how powerful it is.

September 19, 2008

Sefer Yom LeYom Anger

Filed under: Blog Torah,Daily Concepts,Sefer Yom Lyom — Reb Moshe @ 6:06 pm

1. Just like fire destroys all in its path, so does anger.
2. Once you over come anger, you can easily destroy all other traits.
3. A person who is angry, is really angry at Hashem and this is a grave sin similar to worshiping idles.
4. Anger blocks shefa and parnasa.
5. An angry person just hurts themselves and makes his own situation worse.
6. Anger leads to depression.
7. One must never have anger at their children.
8. To get rid of anger, make an (angry jar) and drop in a marble, letting your ears hear the sound of replaced anger and your eyes seeing the anger withdrawing itself from within you.
9. Nobody likes a person who gets angry.
10. Learn to look for the good points of others and in your life and you will become more slow to anger.
11. What is the purpose of being angry when it really doesn’t help you change the situation itself. The only way to improve the situation is too accept it or plan a productive solution.
12. Anger stems from Pride.
13. There is not enough room for Hashem in ones life if they have anger.
14. A person who is angry draws to themselves many illnesses.
15. Someone who is angry at others is really angry with themselves.
16. Speaking slowly and softly helps a person to change their natural tendency to anger.
17. Never call out to anyone, even your children in a loud voice.
18. Anything you say to others while angry, you usually come to regret. So keep silent & with daats release your troubled heart.

Sefer Yom Lyom Shabbos

Filed under: Blog Torah,Daily Concepts,Sefer Yom Lyom — Reb Moshe @ 12:21 am

1. What you put into Shabbos is what you get out of it.
2. It is beneficial to light many candles for Shabbos, especially with oil.
3. Try to cook at least one dish for Shabbos personally or to prepare the food in some way.
4. A person should study a lot of Torah on Shabbos. Sipurey Maisios and spiritual teachings are especially beneficial.
5. Engaging in heartfelt singing on Shabbos can bring a person to tremendous spiritual revelations.
6. Eat the fish meal on Shabbos slowly and with concentration. Use just your fingers.
7. Go out of your way as much as possible to have guests for Shabbos, of course not at the expense of your children.
8. It is good to go to the mikvah shabbos morning as early as possible. Everything can be attained through the Shabbos morning mikvah. Connect yourself to many Tzaddikim while immersing as explained elsewhere.
9. Do not spaire comfort on Shabbos. Leave extra lights on so the house is bright. Keep the thermometer at the most comfortable temperature sparing no cost
10. What you talk about and the way you talk should be different on Shabbos. Do not speak about things you are worried about or business.
11. When making Kiddush, put around your Kiddush cup, 6 small cups filled with wine. The large cup representing the Shabbos and the 6 cups the weekdays which draw from it.
12. Smell many spices before Shabbos and during Shabbos night.
13. Circle the Shabbos table 7 times while reciting Shalom Alechem.
14. Those learning Zohar should do so especially on shabbos night after chatzos.
15. Make sure your hands are perfectly dry before making Hamotzee or touching anything.
16. When reciting Kiddush, have in mind the word Gevi-lon which is the secret of Shefa.
17. The Kiddush cup represents all of the Jewish people, when you hand the cup from your left hand to your right after it is raised by both, you are drawing holiness from the right to the left and bringing blessing to all people. Continue to have Klal Yisrael in mind until the end of Kiddush.
18. Concentrate on your Shabbos table floating in the higher worlds. When you have your siuda for Shabbos, a reflection of your table is above.

September 17, 2008

Sefer Yom LeYom Humility/Pride

Filed under: Blog Torah,Daily Concepts,Sefer Yom Lyom — Reb Moshe @ 11:32 pm

1. When a person is humble they can draw from chesed and gevurah, the right and the left side simultaneously.
2. With humility comes divine inspiration.
3. Humility leads one to wisdom.
4. A person who reaches humidity during prayer, it is a sign their prayer is accepted.
5. The goal of all wisdom is to realize you are nothing and the purpose of this is that humility leads to more pure wisdom and understanding.
6. The only way to truly be connected to Hashem is to think of yourself as nothing.
7. Ask yourself, who is the lowest Jew in the world?
8. The Shechinah seeks out those who are humble and attaches to them.
9. People with pride draw to themselves friends just like them. Men full of falseness.
10. A prideful person is never truly happy.
11. Pride pushes Hashem away.
12. People seek to learn from someone who has humility.
13. It is healthy to meditate on humility during prayer.
14. If there is one thing you should take pride in, it is that you are a Jew.
15. Singing with pure intentions can lead to humility. While for honor, it can lead one away from Hashem and take those listening away from Him as well.
16. A humble person doesn’t share everything he knows.
17. One should be especially humble with their spouse.
18. You can see from the way a person eats if they are humble.

September 14, 2008

Sefer Yom Leyom, Daily Practices: Happiness

Filed under: Blog Torah,Daily Concepts,Sefer Yom Lyom — Reb Moshe @ 5:15 pm

Written by Rav Korspedia grave?
1. Happiness should not be dependant on others.
2. A person accomplishes more when they are happy.
3. It is difficult to be happy when your feeling fatigued.
4. When you think too much because you have too much free time, your confusions turn into depression.
5. A person is happy when they can give to others.

6. It is difficult to be happy when you owe others.

7. You have 613 reasons to be happy.

8. Putting things off that have to get done turn them into unhappy, stressful thoughts.

9. A person who is satisfied with what they have and who doesn’t think about their lacking, is always happy.

10. When a person is acting like themselves and not trying to look good in others eyes, they are happy.

11. Holy music and singing a turn makes a happy heart.

12. It is good to express your unhappiness to a close friend or Rabbi.

13. Unhappiness can come and go but joy should be forever

Written at Rav Tafron’s Grave

14. Recital of tehillim pushes away sadness.?
15. Beautiful scenery eases the mind from sadness and anxiety.
16. Eating fruits help a person to be joyous.?
17. There is always a reason to be happy, just latch onto it.?
18. Being sad is like allowing the satan keys to the inner doors of your life, What would you allow this?
NEXT CHAPTER.. Holy Names… I decided not to post on the blog

September 7, 2008

Sefer Yom LeYom, Wake Up

Filed under: Blog Torah,Daily Concepts,Sefer Yom Lyom — Reb Moshe @ 5:53 pm

1. Arise with postive thoughts and your day with he smooth.
2. Have in your thoughts the name AloKa.
3. Keep a wash basin next to yoru bed and you will sleep better and not have insomnia or bad dreams.
4. Say Mode Ani with joy
5. The less you talk before prayer, the less confused you will be during prayer and the more acceptable it will be.
6. Do not invloved yourself in too many activies before prayer. Best to pray immediately after the Mikvah.
7. Do not forget to say Birchas HaTorah if you involve yourself in Torah activities before prayer.
8. Always glance at the moring sky. It represents and draws down kindess and healing.
9. a wise person awakes before dawn and studies Torahy, then prays at sunrise.
10. How you start your day will decide how it finishes.
11. A high protien meal in the morning wakes a person up.
12. How can you not be happy when you have anotehr day to serve Hashem?
13. How you greet your family in tthe morning ensures a day of Peace.
14. Just like the entire world stood from the practice of the Mamodos, offerings, so too does it stand because of the recital of the karbonos, offerings before prayer. They are important to recite with sweetness and love. Therebye, they remove judgement from Israel.
15. Meditate on the name Kuf -Hay during the prayer of lefichach and shema before pesukay dezimra and your prayer will go through all the gates. (Might be moved to future shachris chapter)
16. When you wake up, go to ilovetorah.com before checking your email NOOOOOOOOOO GO TO THE MIKVAH AND PRAY!

Sefer Yom LYom, Friendships

Filed under: Blog Torah,Daily Concepts,Sefer Yom Lyom — Reb Moshe @ 5:38 pm

1. Always greet a person first shalom
2. A friend is someone who should be supportive and encouraging
3. Friendships grow with openness and trust
4. A friendship lasts when there is also an understanding of space
5. Friendships that grow too quickly usually don’t last
6. Sometimes a potential friend is right before us but we are too afraid to make the first connection
7. People that are happy attract more friends, even if it is not a true happiness
8. Tell over Torah to your friend that is at his level & that goes along with his character and yo will draw him closer, otherwise you push him away
9. A true friend takes time to listen and not just try to give advice. Listening should be the main thing
10. Don’t ask for too many favors of your friend or you will eventually push them away
11. If you can’t be yourself with them, this person is not a true friend
12. Always ask your friends how they are doing so that they can respond Boruch Hashem, Blessed be His Name in reply
13. A friend is someone there during the bad times, not just the good times.
14. A friend sees mostly the good in you. That is why they remain with you. Remember that during the times they might have accidentally hurt your feelings.
15. If your relationship with this person doesn’t draw you or them closer to Hashem, don’t pursue it often
16. A persons greatest friend should be Hashem. He will never disappoint you & His love is unending
17. If you are draw to something which isn’t so good, keep your friends out of it. Meaning, do not allow them to stubble with you just so you don’t go about your mess alone. You can talk to them to ask for help but you should never put them in a position to join you in frivolous things that lead to sin
18. If your not a friend to yourself, how can you be to others?

September 5, 2008

Sefer Yom LYom, Fear of Hashem, Part 1

Filed under: Daily Concepts,Sefer Yom Lyom — Reb Moshe @ 6:29 pm

Fear of Hashem

1. It is known to glance at the sky to increase your fear of Hashem but you can also look at all of nature. The trees, plants, mountains, rivers… As all of nature knows and fears its Creator.
2. Though it may be more productive, a hurried step can sometimes make someone forget Hashem.
3. Being around those who do not recognize Hashem regularly, can lead a person to forget Him. This would include, watching broadcasts, frivolous music lyrics and other such media.
4. When you pray any passage that speaks about fear, concentrate more devoutly. Lear to feel what you say in your heart and bones, causing them to tremble from time to time.
5. A person must learn fear of Hashem, think about it and make it apart of themselves.
6. With fear of Hashem comes attachment to the Shechinah
7. Clothing that covers oneself modestly instill fear of Hashem. That is especially so when worn for the sake of Heaven.
8. When you fear Hashem, those around you are also affected positively. You also are drawing them close to Hashem even if they are very far. Don’t underestimate this. Even standing in the street with true fear Hashem can change the thoughts of those around you.
9. Look into the eyes of someone attached to Hashem and you will join them.
10. Your head should be slightly down and your eyes occasionally glancing upwards.
11. The graves of Tzaddikim are radiating with fear of Hashem. This is a good place to learn this.
12. Walking in Israel increasing fear of Hashem.

August 28, 2008

Prayer: Sefer Yom LYom

Filed under: Blog Torah,Daily Concepts,Sefer Yom Lyom — Reb Moshe @ 7:25 pm

1. Say the words with the intent of reaching truth in your heart

2. See the letters as worlds in themselves and expand them, draw them out and they will shine for you.

3. When your prayer brings you to joy, know it is accepted.

4. People think by praying slowly their prayer is more devout but usually it just leads them to pride. Praying slowly is good but make sure it brings you to humility.

5. make your prayers beautiful to Hashem with melody and tones, even the angels with join in.

6. To bring yourself to humility while praying, climb from Malchut to chessed, then picture any three letter name in snow like white, Flipping the letters until you are nothing. (As taught by the Ramchals Students)

7. Prayer with energy and Devekus will eventually lead to prayer with stillness, allowing on the soul to move. This is the chassidic way tot pray but everyone usually prayers the opposite way.

8. Pacing back and forth and rocking arouses the heart.

9. Make set times and places to pray. Moving from this place even a few feet can change the prayer.

10. Accustom yourself to see YKVK and Adna intertwined when reciting the holy name. Have in mind the simple kavanah of elevating the Shechinah.

11. Every person can have ruach HaKodesh while praying, they can see holy lights and more. Go with this thinking to connect to the Shechinah and elevate Her. Those wise will elevate her many times over and over. Those even wiser will elevate all of Israel.

12. Absolutely never say a word to anyone during prayer. Do not be broken as your soul will be cast out of the holy gates making your prayer an abomination.

13. Reflect up on the great give of prayer and then pray happily.

14. When you prayer with faith, your prayer goes much further so believe in the power of your prayer and Hashem’s Rachmanus.

15. There is much deepness behind the names of Hashem chosen in each prayer, understand this and you are like the Kings closest attendant with full access to His treasures.

16. Put yourself in every prayer, and identify with it.

17. Praer for the needs of Klal Yisrael and the Shechinah as priority during set prayers and in hisbobidus, pray for yourself at the start. Then slowly negate yourself and pray for all of Israel.

18. Prayer with the accompany of a minyon assures one entry, while alone, one can easily get lost.

August 24, 2008

Sefer Yom LYom- Daily spiritual practices #3

Filed under: Blog Torah,Daily Concepts,Sefer Yom Lyom,Website Kvetching — Reb Moshe @ 11:31 pm

Chatzos, Midnight
(written by Rabbi Akiva’s grave)
1. The first few minutes of chatzos as the most beneficial
2. Before reciting the Tikkun, praise Hashem (through your own words or from Psalms 145-150) and be joyous in the holiness of this hour.
3. Even the mere thought of the Shechinah and Bais Hamikdosh at this hour is very great.
4. A person can be attached to the Shechinah after Chatzos more then any other hour. Even great is this attachment when with a minyon of people in study and prayer.
5. Keep your avodah at this time as private as possible between you and Hashem.
6. One can accomplish great things in the mikvah at this hour, more then during the day.
7. Every moment at this hour is more precious then pearls. Do not waist even a moment. Go to and from like a person in charge of a top secret important assignment.
(Continued at Rav chaim Luzatos grave)
8. It is benificial to go to a holy place and pray. If one goes lishmah, for the sake of Heaven, all the gates will open before him.
9. It is very important when spiritually prepared, to learn Zohar Friday night after Chatzos. This is the way of the Sages.
10. Be warned, if you do not sanctify yourself at this holy hour yet remain awake to be wasteful of time, swarms of impurities will look to draw from your spirit. Contra-wise, if you purity yourself, you could walk through fire that is how strong your soul can become at this time.
11. One can measure their level of fear of Hashem by going out in the night. (if safe in your area)
12. Talk to Hashem now in hisbodidus and you will not leave unanswered.
13. Even mundain activities and chores are elevated at this hour.
14. Being up for Chatzos and then going to sleep before naitz is like preparing a gormet meal and then leaving it out to spoil.
15. To little sleep and too much sleep leads a person to sin unless it is done for the sake of Heaven.
16. If you say Tikkun Rochel and Leah, even abridged, your study afterwards will be lishmah.
17. Cry out at this time for your lack of knowledge and poor study habits.
18. Hashem & the Righteous are listening to your study and prayer at this hour. This means that you are spiritually surrounded by their holiness. Those who are wise know how to connect themselves to this holiness and benefit from it in all ways.