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"Using a certain skill of a wrestler"

“When a person has extraneous thoughts, instead of feeling despair, one has to resort to a certain wrestler’s skill, using the weight of the opponent to topple him and then slipping from under his grip by an ingenious clarity of purpose and will.

As Rabbi Schneur Zalman of Liadi, the Baal Ha-Tanya, says, there are two souls waging war against each other in a person’s mind.

And the prize for which they are fighting is the individual’s progress toward God.”

–Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz

Pebbles of Wisdom from Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz