Dora Bas Rivka Silver O'H
Analysis of the nature of an ordeal – challenges and capacities
Shiur #31 in Rav Aharon Kahn’s Hashkafah Series Based on Mishlei with Biur HaGra.
Content Description: “Kol ha-gadol mi-chavero, yitzro gadol himenu.” Yad HaMelech – Maamar haYirah vi-haChochmah: Challenges always match one’s capacities. Desire causes one to redefine values in one of two ways: ‘temporary insanity’ in a normally stable person, or chronic insanity for somebody totally corrupted by the yetzer hora. Self-doubt is the main cause of failure – it is not that failure is the cause of self-doubt.
Citations: Yad HaMelech, Maamar HaYirah viHaChochmah, found in the source packet on pages 1-3.