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Partial Mitzvah Better Then None
It is better for a person to fulfil a Mitzvah with his limited ability rather then to leave it aside completely.
(Sefer Hamidos, Teshuva 83)
Staying Healthy is a Priority
Rectification of the body comes before rectification of the soul.
(Sefer Hamidos, Teshuva 84)
Mourning Death of Righteous Atones All Sins
One who cries and mourns over the passing of a righteous individual, is forgiven for all his sins.
(Sefer Hamidos, Teshuva 85)
Mitzvah to Bring People to Teshuva Even Through Misquoting Your Words
It is a Mitzvah to cause other people to repent for all wrongdoings. If
you are afraid that they will not listen to your words, you can go
ahead and quote your words in the name of a different Tzadik, so they
will listed to you.
(Sefer Hamidos, Teshuva 86)
Vayichulo and Prayer With Kavana Causes A Pardon Request
Any person that says the 'Vayichulo' prayer with devotion and prayers
with devotion, the ministering angles request from Hashem to forgive
(Sefer Hamidos, Teshuva 87)
Powerful Answering of Amen Yeh Shmeh Rabba Atones
A person that answers 'Amen Yeh Shmeh Rabba' with all his energy, even if he has a taint of idolatry in him, he is forgiven.
(Sefer Hamidos, Teshuva 88)
4 That Do Not See the Face of Gehunim
These are the people that do not see the face of Gehunim; those that
suffer from calculations of poverty, those that have illness in their
intestines, those that live in pressure of their debt collectors and
those that live under the yoke of the government (see if better
translation for entire clause exists).
(Sefer Hamidos, Teshuva 89)
Do Mitzvos Beyond Your Ability
Strengthen yourself in Mitzvos to do more then what you have the ability to do.
(Sefer Hamidos, Teshuva 90)
Losing Money Replaces Physical Harm
Loss of money atones for the body.
(Sefer Hamidos, Teshuva 91)
Thirst Rectifies Wasted Talk
Thirst is a rectification for mundane speech.
(Sefer Hamidos, Teshuva 92)
Teshuva Brings Refuah to the World
Repentance brings healing to the world.
(Sefer Hamidos, Teshuva 93)
Difference Between Teshuva Meahava nd Teshuva Meyirah
Repentance done out of fear of punishment causes intentional sins to
become considered like accidental sins. However repentance done out of
love for Hashem converts intentional sins into merits.
(Sefer Hamidos, Teshuva 94)
Teshuva Brings the Geula and a Lengthy Life
Repentance brings close the Final Redemption and lengthens the days and years of a person.
(Sefer Hamidos, Teshuva 95)
Individual Teshuva Also Atones for Entire World
Through the repentance of a single man, he brings forgiveness for himself and for the whole entire world.
(Sefer Hamidos, Teshuva 96)
Confession of Sins Appeases Hashem and Similar to Offering a Korbon
Hashem Is appeased through confession and it is similar to having created an alter and offering a sacrifice.
(Sefer Hamidos, Teshuva 97)
Forgiveness to Others Leads to Forgiveness for Sins
A person that is forgiving, he is forgiven for all his sins.
(Sefer Hamidos, Teshuva 98)
Torah and Gmilus Chasadim Atone
The Torah and charitable acts atone.
(Sefer Hamidos, Teshuva 99)
Screaming and Crying Works Better at Night
Screaming and crying done at night is more listened to, causing mercy.
(Sefer Hamidos, Teshuva 100)
Baal Teshuva Should Pray for Rain
A person that is working on repenting should pray for rain and through this he is forgiven for his sins.
(Sefer Hamidos, Teshuva 101)
Group Teshuva Need Wicked Amongst Them
When the Jews fast they are not answered until there are wicked people also found in the group.
(Sefer Hamidos, Teshuva 102)
Love Rebuke and Have Extra Faith
The path that a person should choose for himself is loving to get rebuke and he should hold on to extra faith.
(Sefer Hamidos, Teshuva 103)
Teshuva is Above the Dimension of Time
A day that a person does repentance is above the dimension of time and
raises all the days from the constrictions of time. Yom Kipor is also
above the dimension of time.
(Sefer Hamidos, Teshuva B 1)
Teshuva Causes Nullification of the Nation's Decrees
Through repentance the spirit of Moshiach blows on the decrees of the nations and nullifies them.
(Sefer Hamidos, Teshuva B 2)
Teshuva Nullifies Impure Desires
Also through repentance the great lust is nullified.
(Sefer Hamidos, Teshuva B 3)
Kiruv of Youth Easier Old
It is easier to bring youth back to Hashem then to bring older people.
(Sefer Hamidos, Teshuva B 4)
Wicked Should be Forced to Repent Through Monitory Pressure
It is necessary to force the wicked through financial pressure to cause them to repent.
(Sefer Hamidos, Teshuva B 5)
Parnasa Becomes Easy Through Teshuva
Through repentance it becomes easy to earn a livelihood.
(Sefer Hamidos, Teshuva B 6)
Great of Generation Bring Yirah, Sparking Zechus Avos, Awakening Teshuva
Through the great and sharp of the generation the fear of Heaven is
enlightened. Through he fear of Heaven, ancestral merit is sparked.
Through the sparking of ancestral merit repentance is awakened in the
(Sefer Hamidos, Teshuva B 7)
Hashem Buries Sins and Releases Merit
Hashem creates pathways in the ocean to bury our sins and release our merit.
(Sefer Hamidos, Teshuva B 8)
Wealth of Tzadik Causes Wicked to Repent
When the Tzadik becomes wealth, through this the wicked return and repent.
(Sefer Hamidos, Teshuva B 9)
Shmiras Shabbos and Teshuva Draw Down Light of Moshiach
Through properly guarding the Shabbot, a person draws upon himself the light of Moshiach, this also happens through repentance.
(Sefer Hamidos, Teshuva B 10)
No Existences Before Teshuva
Before a person does Teshuva he does not have any existence and it as if he does not exist in the world, since it would have been preferable that he had not been born rather then him being born. When he comes to purify himself and do Teshuva then he start to exist.
(Kitzur Likutay Moharan Hayashon Torah 6 Clause 3)
Teshuva Requires Extreme Patience
Teshuva requires patience. As the Sages wrote that a person who comes to do Teshuva is given help from above but first he is told to wait. Therefore when a person wants to do Teshuva, even though he has to hurry and flee for his very life to escape from the darkness, despite this he has to be extremely patient and proceed with great measure according to how he is instructed by the true Tzadik, since it is not possible to enter the realm of Holiness all at once.
(Kitzur Likutay Moharan Hayashon Torah 6 Clause 4)
Teshuva is Continuous
A person needs to constantly hold on to the attribute of Teshuva, since even at the time when a person is confessing and saying "I have sinned", even this he is not able to say with complete purity and without personal agendas. It comes out that he now has to do Teshuva for the first time he did Teshuva.(Kitzur Likutay Moharan Hayashon Torah 6 Clause 5)
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