The Path of the Upright: Mesillat...

The Path of the Upright, Rabbi Moshe Hayyim Luzzatto's guide to the perfection of human soul, stands on its own as one of the most influential and inspirational ethical works in Judaism. In this work, the author probes every aspect of the human personality and offers advice on ways to overcome its weaknesses. The Path of the Upright: Messillat Yesharim is a bilingual edition in Hebrew and English.

CONTENTS PAGEIntroduction. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . xi Author’s Preface . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Chapter I. Of Man’s Duty in the World . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Chapter II. Of Watchfulness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Chapter III. Concerning Some Phases of the Trait of Watchfulness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Chapter IV. How to Acquire the Trait of Watchfulness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Chapter V. The Hindrances to Watchfulness . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 Chapter VI. Of Zeal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 Chapter VII. Of the Various Functions of Zeal . . . . . . . . . . 54 Chapter VIII. How to Acquire Zeal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59 Chapter IX. The Hindrances to Zeal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61 Chapter X. Cleanness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67 Chapter XI. Details of Cleanness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71 Chapter XII. How to Acquire Spiritual Cleanness . . . . . . 117 Chapter XIII. Abstinence . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118 Chapter XIV. Different Phases of Abstinence . . . . . . . . . . 128 Chapter XV. How to Attain Abstinence . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131   Chapter XVI. Purity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 135 ix

The Path of the Upright: Mesillat Yesharim


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