Tuesday, 28 March 2017
The Messilat Yesharim - Path of the Just - is a classic work in Mussar written by Rabbi Moshe Chaim Luzzato (known as the RaMCHaL - an acronym of his name)(1707-1747)
In it, Rabbi Luzzato - who was just 40 years old when he died - outlines the steps necessary to master working on one's character traits. In fact Rabbi Luzzato had other ideas when he wrote the work, allowing the student to work his way through the steps involved in sanctifying oneself to the very highest of levels.
The Vilna Gaon - Rabbi Eliyahu Kramer (1720-1797) said of this book that the the author had not so much as added one superfluous word in his work. He also said that had the author been alive at the time he had accessed the book - he would have walked on foot from Vilna to Padua Italy (the place of the RamCHaL) just in order to sit at the feet of this extraordinary man and learn from him directly.
Amazing and powerful words from someone considered the leading rabbinical authority in the Lithuanian world - of world Jewry.
If you've wondered what this book is all about and wanted to learn it in further depth, together with an opportunity to discuss the topics and subjects covered, book a time to learn with me online using Skype and webcam.
It never ceases to amaze me that a book that can change one's entire life around - for the good - can be obtained for the low cost of just $20!
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