Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Upcoming Likutey Moharan Siyum

Received via e-mail from Breslov.org:

Dvar Torah for Completing the Study of Likutey Moharan

Based on Chayei Moharan ("Tzaddik") ##346, 347, 349, 352

This Shabbat Breslovers around the world will be celebrating the siyum (completion) of the 10th cycle of Amud HaYomi (a page a day) of Likutey Moharan, Rebbe Nachman's magnum opus. Here are excerpts of some comments Rebbe Nachman made about the importance of studying Likutey Moharan.

#346: Likutey Moharan is the beginning of the Redemption. Now that it has been printed I want people to study it so much that they know it by heart, because it is filled with excellent advice and inspiration for serving God...If possible, one should have two routines for studying it. One should be somewhat fast-paced, so as to become conversant in it; the other, more in-depth.

#347: It's a great mitzvah to study it a lot. Because even the straightforward interpretation of Likutey Moharan contains profound wisdom, one can develop a great mind...One who studies Rebbe Nachman's works regularly will become a genuinely kosher Jew....

#349: One who studies Likutey Moharan can become a complete baal teshuvah, "master of return." He said that there will be people who base their Torah study and prayers on its lessons. If one learns Likutey Moharan with a spirit of openness and honesty rather than of indictment, it will split open his heart's obstinacy...Everyone should buy a copy. One who can't afford it, should sell the pillow from under his head to buy it.

#352: If not for Satan's ability to distract and blind people, Likutey Moharan would already have made tremendous inroads in mankind.

I'll wager that since you get e-mail you don't need to sell any bedding to buy a copy of Likutey Moharan, and that when you learn it, it will be with the right attitude, to generate more Redemption-thinking within the world and yourself. But I know that finding the time for a daily (weekly!) session and sticking with it is soooo difficult. We all get distracted and blinded by our own (and others') pre- and anti-Redemption way of thinking. That's why we have to constantly remind ourselves – and one another – of the importance and goodness of personal and global redemption, and the power of studying Likutey Moharan to make them happen. And as with everything else sacred, we have to follow Rebbe Nachman's advice and pray to God that our desire be true enough and strong enough to be allowed the privilege. Amen.


At June 5, 2007 at 12:52:00 PM EDT, Anonymous Bob Miller said...

Note that Breslov Research Institute recently published Hebrew-English Volume 9, which is available (for example) at their Monsey location but has not been listed yet on the BRI website.

I've seen it listed at MySefer.com

At June 5, 2007 at 12:55:00 PM EDT, Blogger A Simple Jew said...

Thanks, Bob. The link for volume 9 can be found here

At June 5, 2007 at 1:08:00 PM EDT, Anonymous yaakov said...

Reb Simple Jew
I am very interested in starting a Likkuti Moharan Group on line.
Are you interested?

Reb Nosson Maimon used to have one.
I Know you can buy all the shiurim on DVD and CD i actually have the whole thing on DVD thay are great.

If you have interest and you know a way to get it going please tell me.

Yaakov Shalom

At June 5, 2007 at 1:13:00 PM EDT, Blogger A Simple Jew said...

What do you have in mind for the group? How much material would you think to cover a day?

As for Rabbi Maimon's shiurim, I have listened to over 75 of his Likutey Moharan shiurim and have found them tremendously helpful.

At June 6, 2007 at 9:26:00 AM EDT, Anonymous Anonymous said...

where can i listen to rabbi miamons shiurim/ purchase dvd's. i have heard him speak once or twice and enjoyed it very much so each time. i would def be iuntrested in hearing more.

At June 6, 2007 at 9:29:00 AM EDT, Blogger A Simple Jew said...

See here

At June 10, 2007 at 9:03:00 AM EDT, Blogger chaim dovid said...

how many people are interested in learning daily on line


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