In part two of this class, we explore some of the themes in Likutey Moharan 5 from the main LM, the Kitzur, the 50th Gate, and the idea of chametz of the mind. Don’t let your mind ferment!
From BRI Breslov.org YouTube videos:
Rebbe Nachman of Breslov cautioned people against studying secular and even Jewish philosophy. How could knowledge be harmful? Isn’t more information always better? Rebbe Nachman explains that when philosophy poses unanswerable questions (sometimes along with weak, flawed “answers”) it erodes emunah (faith.) Ultimately, Torah and traditional Jewish wisdom touches on every subject under the sun, but when the faithless give credence to ideas that can best be described as black holes of thought, atheism, hopelessness, and nihilism can take root. Chaya Rivka Z. explains.
Chaya Rivka Zwolinski teaches Rebbe Nachman of Breslov wisdom to English speakers around the world, using a psychospiritual approach. She leads trips for women to Uman and Jewish Ukraine and teaches in NYC and other locations. Find her video classes, articles, and podcasts at Breslov.org, BreslovWoman.org, and YouTube.com (BRI Breslov).