Occasional leisure versus living a life of hevel. Identification of yetzer hara (alone) versus actually waging war against it. Discussion of the qualities and attributes that Torah learning gives you directly (such as chochmah and binah), versus that which Torah learning facilitates you to acquire if you invest effort in the derivative opportunity, such as middos-improvement. Discussion of Torah as a man’s beloved, and its implications for one’s “real” marriage. The importance of partnering with one’s wife in the pursuit of the Torah enterprise. The fatal embrace of the yetzer hara and the ultimate futility of sin, even in this-world.
Citations: This shiur cites the Biur HaGra on Mishlei.Download Audio File Download PDF