The nature of low-intensity suffering

Shiur #4 in Rav Aharon Kahn’s Hashkafah Series Based on Mishlei with Biur HaGra.

Content Description: Gemara Erchin 16b on ‘ad haychan tachlis shel yisurim.” Ramban: Minor inconveniences are not michapper on aveiros – that requires ‘real’ suffering. Opposite opinions of the Toras HaMincha, Maharsha, and Noda BiYehudah. The spiritual risks inherent in suffering – when it is too painful, a person kicks back. Ability of Torah learning to bring about the same result (teshuvah) as teshuvas ha-mishkal/self-inflicted suffering..

Citations: [Please note: Associated with this shiur are 2 sources packets, the first containing only the Ramban Toras Ha-adam Sha’ar Hagmul references. All the other citations are in the second packet.] This shiur continues to discuss the Ramban’s Toras Ha-Adam, found in the first source packet on pages 1-5, and the gemara in Erchin 16b, found in packet 2, on page 1, and the Maharsha (Chidushei Aggados Erchin 16b) found in packet 2, on page 1, and the Toras HaMincha (Parshas Devarim – Drasha 65) found in packet 2, on pages 1, 2, and the sefer Agra dPirka found in packet 2 on page 3, and the Teshuvos Noda Bi’Yehuda (Mahadura Kama Orach Chaim Siman 35) found in packet 2 on pages 3-4.

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