The Beginning of One’s Decline

“The beginning of one’s decline, G-d save us, is the lack of Avoda in davening, when everything becomes dry and cold and even a mitzva performed by habit becomes burdensome. When everything is rushed. One loses the sense of pleasure in Torah-study. The atmosphere itself become crass–all about materialism.  Needless to say, in this condition, one is totally incapable of influencing others.” – Sixth Lubavitcher Rebbe

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1 Response to The Beginning of One’s Decline

  1. Pieter Williams says:

    That is how I’m currently feeling, and because of this it is as if all worldly things are effecting my judgement and choices.

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