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Learn from the Yetzer Hara
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Learn from the Yetzer Hara 18 Dec 2019 20:45 #346063

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One of the yetzers strongest strategies is to tell you:
"Your a nobody. Your a loser. Look at the aveiros that you did! Dont even try to pretend your a Torah Jew. . Whats the point of going to daf yomi if you spend an hour last night looking at porn. Dont be a hypocrite"

Lets learn from the yetzer. Do something amazing, something incredible, something you ordinarily would never do. Saying hello to the nasty neighbor you hate, giving a massive sum of money to tzedaka that is beyond your comfort zone, setting up a chavrusa with someone lonely, or anything else you can think of. Once you perform that action, your yetzer tov will tell you: "You are such a tzaddik, such a holy Jew. Look at the chesed you did, the tzedakah you gave, the torah you learned...Who are you to go back to the lowliness of looking at pornography? Dont be a hypocrite!!"

Re: Learn from the Yetzer Hara 18 Dec 2019 20:50 #346064

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ribnitzer wrote on 18 Dec 2019 20:45:
One of the yetzers strongest strategies is to tell you:
"Your a nobody. Your a loser. Look at the aveiros that you did! Dont even try to pretend your a Torah Jew. . Whats the point of going to daf yomi if you spend an hour last night looking at porn. Dont be a hypocrite"

Lets learn from the yetzer. Do something amazing, something incredible, something you ordinarily would never do. Saying hello to the nasty neighbor you hate, giving a massive sum of money to tzedaka that is beyond your comfort zone, setting up a chavrusa with someone lonely, or anything else you can think of. Once you perform that action, your yetzer tov will tell you: "You are such a tzaddik, such a holy Jew. Look at the chesed you did, the tzedakah you gave, the torah you learned...Who are you to go back to the lowliness of looking at pornography? Dont be a hypocrite!!"

Tehilim 119
מֵאֹֽיְבַי תְּחַכְּמֵ֣נִי מִצְו‍ֹתֶ֑ךָ כִּ֖י לְעוֹלָ֣ם הִיא־לִֽי
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Re: Learn from the Yetzer Hara 20 Dec 2019 14:28 #346105

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When one has emunah, every situation is a reason to rejoice. In
every situation one can serve Hashem.

In Photiphar’s house, Yosef had many tests with the mitzvah  "Don’t stray after your heart an after eyes." He could have thought, “I used to be in Yaakov Avinu’s home, how did I end up here, with such tests?” But Yosef realized that every situation is Hashem’s plan.

There was a renowned Slonimer chassid called Reb Mordechai (Motke)
Leider zt'l. Once, as a yungerman, he collapsed in the beis medresh, and
people succeeded to revive him. The next day he came to the beis
medresh and said, "Yesterday I almost made the kuntz" (trick, implying that he almost died and went up to heaven).

Another renowned Slonimer Chosid, Reb Elazar Katz zt'l replied, "What did you say? That you almost made 'the kuntz'? How would you survive up
there in heaven? You don’t have there לא תתורו (the mitzvah to be cautious with one's eyes)."
Because the true kuntz is to be in this world, and to pass all the tests Hashem sends us in life.
I am here to be helped by helping others
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