Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Chovos Halevavos: FREE ENGLISH TRANSLATION!

So we tend to focus on "duties of the limbs", those mitzvot that we do with our physical being and not talk enough about the "duties of the heart".  One way to rectify this imbalance is to study the writings of learned men who devoted their entire lives to the subject of man's spiritual life.  One such writing is the famous work "Chovos Halevavos" written by Bahya ibn Paquda in eleventh-century Spain.  So without further ado...

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  1. Therefore, be careful that your steps not stray from the path of the forefathers and the path of the early ones towards a new path you have devised, and be careful to not rely on your intellect nor to take counsel only with yourself. Do not reason on your own. Do not distrust your forefathers in the tradition they bequeathed to you as to what is good for you. Do not reject their advice in what they taught you because none of the plans you can think of were not previously known and (all of - PL) their good and evil consequences were already weighed.

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  2. He's quoting to you from the site you linked. Gate #5 I think.

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