Tuesday, May 09, 2006

Some thoughts on Repentance

These are some quotes from Rebbe Nachman’s ‘Sefer Ha-Middot’ ‘The Aleph Bet Book’
May they be a help to myself and all of us to come to true teshuvah and to come closer to Hashem the Merciful and Compassionate One.

When a person is humble, it is as if he offered all the different sacrifices.

Anyone who confesses his sin has a share in the World to Come.

When a person cries at night, his voice is heard and the stars and constellations cry with him.

Sin saps a person’s strength.

When a person feels remorse for having commited a sin, he is forgiven for all his sins.

When one sighs he becomes a new person.

For repenting wholeheartedly, the Holy One gives a person a “heart” through which he can truly know him.

When a person confesses, G-d loves him benevolently and removes His anger from him.

When a person is embarrassed by his sins, G-d deals charitably with him.

When you want to repent, ask the Tzaddik to bring you before G-d.

Sins are atoned through loving kindness and truth.

By asking G-d for His love, He will cover over your transgressions.

The best way to rectify the negative effects of one’s sins is through humility.

By crying out your prayers, G-d will forgive you.

G-d is appeased by a person’s confession, which is like his having built an altar and brought a sacrifice.


Over The Rainbow said...

Wonderful post!

Tamara said...

Always great to come across the Rebbe's teachings.

kasamba said...

That was beautiful!

Philly Farmgirl said...

Thanks so much all...it really is awesome stuff.