May 28, 2007

Simcha & The Yetzer hara

Filed under: Blog Torah — Reb Moshe @ 4:16 pm

We learn from chazal different ways to combat the fight against the yetzer hara. For men to keep their hair and nails short. To be careful with negal Vaser, the washing of the hands. That we should insite the yetzer hatov against the yetzer hara and much more. But all this great advice only works under one condition. That condition is that a person is making a strong effort to be happy. If someone is not happy, this great advice is like trying to heal a wound thats bandage is stuck and won’t come off.


  1. can you explain how these things suppress the yetzer haroh?

    Comment by Asa Yitzchak — May 28, 2007 @ 10:05 pm

  2. I thought it keeps power from the sitrei achroh

    Comment by Asa Yitzchak — May 28, 2007 @ 10:06 pm

  3. A chapter from my book on this.

    I also did a new video on purity which has some answers to this. The Video is now online.

    Comment by Reb Moshe — May 29, 2007 @ 4:18 am

  4. Klipah, negative forces kling to a mans hair on their head. The Talmud says the only reason for a man to have long hair is for pride. (Heavy Metal Band excluded, lol)
    Under the fingernails are dirt. Keeping the nails short helps the klipah not to sit under the nails.
    While a persons sleeps, they are attached 1/60th to death and we wash our hands like we would after visiting a graveyard. By having the water near the bed, the soul doesn’t fear night.

    Comment by Reb Moshe — May 29, 2007 @ 4:22 am

  5. How are the Klipa and Sitrei Achroh related?

    to my understanding, the Sitrei Achra formed when Hashem HaKodesh BaruchHu had to withdraw his presence inorder to accomodate the space needed for the creation, for it is written “He who fills all”. when he withdrew, there also became a voide, distancing us from Hashem, this is the Sitrei Achrah, and the sitrei Achra grows with arrogance, for arrogance takes up space etc…

    Klipos are the result of the sitrei achrah in the beginning, the devine got trapped within the “klipa” and we can crack them etc…

    is this somewhat coeherent?

    Comment by Asa Yitzchak — May 29, 2007 @ 7:38 am

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