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WHAT IS SHEMIRAT HABRIT? 

Shemirat Ha’Brit has to do with watching over and protecting the Covenant, which the Eternal God has made with Abraham and with all his offsprings after him via Isaac (Yitzchak). Therefore, when speaking about Shemirat Ha'Brit, one is always referring to protecting the sign of the Covenant (The Brit Mila). In the understanding that any desacration thereof brings serious consequences on life of the violator. On the hand it is impossible to succeed in protecting the sanctity of the Brit without watching over our eyes. One must constantly protect what he sees, look and watch. The colossal task in that area, which is a challenge for all men, that is inmodesty in our society has become the norm. Although one stays away from the Graphic things that comes with today's entertainment, the Zimah and uncovered Ervah (Nakedness, Sensuality, Inmodesty, lewdness, lecherousness, salacity, incest, prostitution, carnality) is continually in our face; on the street, in the office, on TV, Internet, etc.


THE GRAPHYC ZIMAH & ERVAH

The Non Kosher intimacy, (Kedeshah) Promiscuity, Zinut (The Trade of intimacy) and its stimulants are everywhere. We are witnesses, we all have testimonies, as to how vicious the world has become in this crime against the Holy God, Blessed be He. They use all sorts of means and expertise in order to better succeed in exciting and enticing victims from a very young age. People have become objects in that industry willingly or unwillingly regardless of age and genders; Their tools of trade and marketing go across the board, from the Fashion industry, to television programs, magazine, books, etc. They are used to promote Zimah and Zinut, emphasizing the sensuous or sensational aspects of a nonsexual subjects, turning them into things that are able to stimulate a compulsive interest in their audience at large. 

SO THEN, HOW DO WE PROTECT THE BRIT?

Are you struggling with this huge problem in our society? Even if you are not concern about the Brit, Maybe you are not Jewish and you may think that this topic is not relevant to you. However, if are struggling. You too deserve a life, so the Big answer (Solution) is: GYE  "GuardYourEyes". There organizations out there providing free and anonymous help for all levels of struggles. Here we will discuss the tools, support and guidance that you need, in order to break the habit of Zimah and experience the sweet taste of freedom again.


WHY DO WE NEED TO WATCH OVER THE BRIT (TO DO SHEMIRAT HA'BRIT)?

According to Rabbi Nachman Zt"l, when you protect the Brit you deserve the merit to have your prayers reach the ears of the Almighty, (1) "Through Shmirat Ha'Brit one Merits prayer (Likutei Moharan I, 2) Why? Because "The main evil inclination is for forbidden relations and that is the main spiritual defilement" (Zohar, VaYikra). Therefore, one must know that a person's main test in this world is this Lust - fortunate is the one who succeeds to win the war (Sihot HaRan 115).

3. One who personally knows that he has blemished the drops of the brain (meaning he wasted seed) must spare himself, that dispute and quarrel between the Tzadikim does not enter his heart; but [me must] only believe in all of them (that is, in all of the true Tzadikim; this doesn’t apply to false leaders). For all the questions and crookedness [of heart] that fall on his mind about the Tzadikim as a result of the dispute between them are all because he damaged the drops of his brain, for if his mind wasn't damaged, he wouldn’t have any question about them at all; the [supposed] dispute is only for him. (From Likutei Moharan I, 5, 10; see sec. Tzadik, 8) 

MACHLOKET & THE TWO SIDES -  THE TIKKUN ≠ THE BLEMISH

4. The counsel of the true Tzadikim and their students corresponds to Tikun Ha'Brit, and the opposite: the advice of those who dispute, prevent, and speak slyly to incite and overthrow [people] from the point of truth - they correspond to blemish of the brit because advice that one receives from a person correlates to the drops of intellect. Therefore, one who blemishes his brit must keep himself very much from the opposing advice of those who dispute the truth, in order that he won't lose his world in an instant, God forbid. (From Likutei Moharan I, 7) 


WHAT WE SEE COULD LEAD TO ERVAH AND ZIMAH (PROMISCUITY) ≠ THE MITZVAH OF TZITZIT IS A SHIELD


5. Essentially, all forms of Zimah and uncovering Ervah (promiscuity) depends on the eyes, and the Mitzvah (commandment) of wearing tzitzit is a defense for this. Through this, one is spared from bad advice as mentioned above, and one attains receiving the real advice of the true Tzadikim. Therefore, one must be very careful with the commandment of tzitzit and to intend at the time of wrapping in holy Tzitzit and in their blessing that he'll merit Shemirat Ha'Brit and truly good advice through them. One will merit Emunah (faith) and the Land of Israel through this, and to draw the redemption closer and to attain prayer and to work miracles and wonders in the world. He'll [also] merit a livelihood, for livelihood primarily depends on tikun habrit, and through this he'll attain understanding at every place [in Torah books] he learns, and all the wisdom of Shulhan Arukh will be revealed to him. (There^) 

6. Pride and promiscuity are interdependent, and [thus] when one has shmirat habrit and is [thereby] saved from pride, he attains the light that shines for him unto repentance. (From Likutei Moharan I, 11) 

THE BLEMISHING OF THE BRIT AFFECTS ONE'S PARNASSAH


7. The main bitterness and hassle of [earning a] livelihood and its weariness is via blemishing the brit. For one who has shemirat habrit, even though he does work and has a business, they are the aspect of the work of the Mishkan and the aspect of the 39 lights (to him). However, one who blemishes his brit – Poverty chases after him and he draws upon himself the burden of [making a] livelihood with great weariness and bitterness, corresponding to the 39 lashes, God forbid.


KOSHER INTIMACY IS ALSO SHEMIRAT HABRIT

8. Shemirat Ha'Brit has two aspects: there is one whose marital relations is during the weekdays, and this is also called Shemirat Ha'Brit, because his marital relations are permitted according to Torah - only [given] that he guards himself from transgression, God forbid. This is the aspect of 'the lower union', which through it, one merits to reach Halacha in the Torah corresponding to hints. 

However, there is one whose marital relations are only from Shabbat to Shabbat and this is the aspect of 'the upper union', and through this he reaches also Kabbalah and hints within hints.

However, even one whose marital relations are from Shabbat to Shabbat also needs a great guarding that his marital relations will be with sanctity and that he'll be incorporated into the inclusion of those who have Shemirat Ha'Brit. How much more do those small ones whose marital relations is also during the weekdays need an especially extra guarding that they won't blemish their brit, God forbid; nevertheless, they shouldn't transgress the Torah, God forbid [because they are still having marital relations according to Torah law]. 

Through Shemirat Ha'Brit in both of these aspects, the honor of HaShem is [made] whole and one attains all of the above aspects until he attains coming to understand the depths of the Torah. 

9. Speaking with one's friend about discipline and fearing Heaven, to arouse him to repentance, is a remedy for keri. (From Likutei Moharan I, 14) 

HEFKEIRUT (PROMISCUITY) COMPRISES ALL THE WICKEDNESS OF THE (70) NATIONS

10. The lust of promiscuity is the all-encompassing evil, and all the wickedness of the 70 [prototype] nations are incorporated within it. For every nation and language has a hold on a certain evil; that is, some bad characteristic or some bad lust that is particular to that nation, and they're sunken in that lust and that is their hold. However, the lust for promiscuity is the all-encompassing evil, that every evil [trait] of every nation, the evil of every urge, is gathered and assembled within this lust. All these evils burn together to make a fire, and this is the blazing furnace that burns in a person for the lust of promiscuity. 

However, HaShem distinguished us from the nations and elevated us over every tongue. We need to be separate from all of their wickedness, from all lusts, since they don't belong to us at all - particularly the lust for promiscuity which is the all-encompassing evil of all the nations (Kedeshah = Set aside for Zimah / Lewdness). For this is the main separation and difference between us and the nations: that we separate ourselves from promiscuity.
[i.e. as it is said in Deut. 23:18 There shall not be a Kedeshah among the daughters of Israel, and there shall not be a Kadesh (a Jew separated for Zimah) among the sons of Israel.]  

This is the main sanctity of Israel, for there is strength in a person to divert his mind from this lust and to break it - this is our main holiness. (From Likutei Moharan I, 19) 

BREAKING THE LUST FOR ZIMAH THROUGH AVODAT HASHEM & TALMUD TORAH

11. The main subduing and breaking of the Lusts, particularly the lust for Zimah (promiscuity) which is the main thing one must break, is done through wholeness of holy tongue; meaning, through a multitude of of holy speech which is [done by learning] Torah, [by] prayer, and [by] conversation between oneself and one’s Creator. Even though one converses and speaks between himself and his Creator in the language of Ashkenaz (which is Yiddish), which people speak in our country, this is also included in [the category of] holy tongue. For on the contrary, [to speak] between oneself and his Creator, one specifically needs to speak in the [native] language that they speak (as is explained in sec. Hitbodedut, 13). 

THE HOLY SPEECH SUBDUES THE GREAT EVIL OF THE NATIONS

The principle is to just guard the tongue and to sanctify it with holy words, that this is the aspect of holy tongue; and to guard the tongue so as not to speak evil words and blemish the holy tongue. Through the holiness of speech, as above, one subdues the all-encompassing evil [which is promiscuity], as mentioned above. (From Likutei Moharan I, 19) 

12. Tikun habrit and wholeness of holy tongue depend on each other. According to [how much] one increases speaking holy words, which correspond to holy tongue, is [the amount] that one attains tikun habrit. And according to [the amount of] tikun habrit thus is the [amount that] one attains wholeness of holy tongue; and also [this is so] for the opposite, for the idea of blemishing [the brit and holy tongue], God forbid.


THE LUST FOR ZIMAH (ZINUT) EQUALS THE FILTH OF THE SERPENT

13. The lust for promiscuity, which is the all-encompassing evil, corresponds to the snake that seduced Eve and cast filth into her. This is the storm wind, the spirit of folly, the woman of foolishness (see Proverbs 14). He [the snake] goes and seduces ruah hakodesh which is holy speech, corresponding to shmirat habrit, and he casts filth into her. This is the aspect of "sin crouches at the opening" (Genesis 4:7) - that this snake of sin waits to be nourished from it [from holy speech, etc] through blemish of the brit. For the evil inclination makes a person sin through this lust [for promiscuity]. 

14. One needs to speak holy words which correspond to the wholeness of holy speech, until his heat is cooled by the holy speech, the aspect of "my heart is warm within me...I spoke with my tongue" (Psalm 39) - to cool his heat with speech of holy language and through this he'll be saved from a nocturnal emission, God forbid; that the storm wind will not cool him [via] a nocturnal emission, God forbid.  

INSULTS AND BUSHAH IS THE FRUITS OF A BLEMISHED BRIT

15. All insults and shame that come upon a person are from a blemish in the brit, and the opposite: through tikun habrit one merits honor. (There^) 16. Through wholeness of the holy speech, which corresponds to tikun habrit, one can explain dreams like Joseph. 

TIKKUN HABRIT IS THE RECTIFICATION FOR THE MIDOT AND THE LUSTS OF ZIMAH

17. The essential wholeness of holy tongue, which is [also] the main Tikun Ha'Brit that encompasses the rectification of all the lusts and traits, is impossible to receive except from the mouth of the true tzadikim. And for this, one must travel to the true tzadik to hear from his mouth specifically. 

ONE MUST GO TO THE TZADIK

It is not enough [to learn] a book of discipline [that the tzadik authored] or to hear from the mouth of another that heard from him [the tzadik] because the main wholeness of speech, which is the wholeness of holy speech, is impossible to receive except specifically through his sanctified mouth itself. For there [by the sanctified mouth] is [found] the source of fear [of Heaven] which is the wholeness of holy tongue, which is tikun habrit, and which includes all rectification. 

WAR COMES TO AVENGE THE DAMAGED BRIT

18. For damaging the brit, the sword (war and/or destruction) comes, corresponding to "the sword [that] avenges the vengeance of the brit" (Leviticus 26). (From Likutei Moharan I, 20) 19. Shouting with the voice [in holy speech] is tikun habrit, and one merits to reveal knowledge [through this], because at the outset when the brit was damaged, the mind was [also] damaged.  

SAYING THE HAGADA OUTLOUT IS A TIKUN FOR THE BRIT

20. For this reason we say the 'Hagada' with a loud voice, for the Hagada is tikun habrit and through it the redemption happened. For the Egyptian exile was over blemishing the brit, as is explained. Also, the wine of the four cups [that are drank as part of the Passover hagada] is a rectification of the mind, [which is] tikun habrit. 
A HOLY BRIT IS A SHIELD AGAINST THE LUST OF MONEY

21. Through rectification of the holy brit one is spared from the face of the forces of evil which is the lust for money, which is idolatry, which is depression, melancholy, darkness, ‘the dark face’, death; and he is attached to Godliness and merits 'satiation of the joys of the face of HaShem' (alluding to Psalm 16:11), for the light of the face of the Living King shines and illuminates upon him. (From Likutei Moharan I, 23) 

22. Also through tikun habrit one merits to [be able to] look at the source of all influxes and money, since there at their source the abundance is a completely clear and polished light, that through this, the lust for money is of itself canceled out.

23. Through tikun habrit one attains an illumination of the face, splendor of the face, meaning that his wisdom in the Torah is purified and [by which] he'll know how to explain it and teach it well, according to the 13 principles of Torah exegesis which correspond to splendor of the face. Through this, he attains purification of the voice of his shouting [wordless] praise, until through the voice of his shouting praise only, without speech (without actual words), the Holy One Blessed be He, saves him in the time of his trouble. Through that, he merits peace and is able to draw the whole world to serve HaShem. 

24. According to the negative commandments that one transgresses, God forbid, thus is aroused the aspect of the blood of nida by the Divine Presence [so-to-speak]; and it causes a separation between the Holy One Blessed is He and his Divine Presence. To repair all of the specific transgressions is very numerous and heavy on a person, and it's impossible to repair them [all], since there are many meticulous details in each negative commandment. Therefore, one must make the overall rectification which is tikun habrit, and through this, all of the negative commandments he transgressed will be repaired [in and] of themselves. Even in the narrow and constricted places where it is impossible for a rectification to come - through the all-encompassing rectification [tikun habrit], rectifications are thrown even there! (From Likutei Moharan I, 29) 

A COMPLETED TIKKUN BRINGS ISRAEL CLOSER TO GOD AND LIVELIHOO COMES WITHOUT BOTHER

25. Through the all-encompassing rectification, which is tikun habrit, the mind is raised up, because the main rectification of knowledge is according to [the level of] tikun habrit. Essentially, Israel drawing closer to their Father in Heaven is by tikun habrit. 


26. Through tikun habrit one has a livelihood without bother, in the aspect of manna.  

27. The whole time that one did not make the all-encompassing rectification [tikun habrit], then speech is forbidden and it is impossible then to speak and reveal Torah. One who speaks then transgresses "don't go [as a] gossiper among your people" (Leviticus 19), and he "goes [as a] gossiper, revealing secret[s]" (Proverbs 11). However, through [having made] the all-encompassing rectification, speech is permitted and one can open his mouth with words that illuminate the Torah. 

EPILEPSY AND A DAMAGED BRIT 

28. Through damaging the brit comes epilepsy, God forbid, and through tikun habrit one is healed of 'the falling sickness' (epilepsy).


29. When the all-encompassing rectification [tikun habrit] is incomplete, one must distance [himself] from drinking wine, because through it, the blood from which come all transgressions overpowers within him, God forbid, [and] it also harms [his] livelihood and he becomes a pauper. However, one who merits the all-encompassing rectification, then, on the other hand, he raises up his mind through drinking it (wine) and makes more of an all-encompassing rectification. 

30. The main maintaining of faith is through shmirat habrit. (From Likutei Moharan I, 31) 

31. The entire dominion of the planets, the entire dominion of the universe, and all the blessings and influxes - all is dependent on shmirat habrit. (From Likutei Moharan I, 31) 32. All of the hardships that a person has on the road (travelling) are all due to blemishing the brit, and through shmirat habrit one will not have trouble on the road. (There^) 

33. Through shmirat habrit one merits freedom. 34. There are two aspects of the brit: one aspect is guarding the holy brit and it is an upper aspect. The second aspect is keeping [the laws of what is] permissible and forbidden. Therefore, one must learn the judgments of [what is] permissible and forbidden to also attain this second aspect. When one merits shmirat habrit in both of these aspects, then he is comparable to an angel of HaShem of Armies and he merits complete faith and draws all the blessings and influxes as stated above. [Also,] he merits love [of HaShem], and silence [together with] good yearnings for HaShem by which he merits to form the letters of the Torah for good, and then the letters of the Torah themselves request from him that he'll speak them with his mouth in order to form them for good. Through this, he merits that all his eating and feasting will be in the aspect of 'bread of the face/presence' (a special bread that was placed in the Mishkan and the Temple), and then his table with atone like an altar. Then all of the stars and constellations and all the nations [who are under their destiny as set by the stars] will toil entirely for his livelihood.

35. The main trial and refinement that a person is tested with is only in promiscuity, which is the generality of the lusts of all 70 [prototype] nations. And when a person comes into this exile in trial, each according to his aspect [and level], then he needs to yell out many shouts to HaShem, exactly like a woman giving birth who screams several shouts as a result of the bitter pain of the birth pangs, which amount to 70 screams at least. Thus, one must yell out many shouts to HaShem until HaShem will have mercy on him and he'll merit overcoming and breaking this lust. Then, he attains giving birth to [divine] intellects, and then the secrets of the Torah are opened up to him, and hidden things are revealed to him. [For] everyone, according to the trial he stood in and broke his lust, is the [amount he] attains a major revelation in the Torah and serving [HaShem], and [how much] he attains the 70 faces of the Torah. (Likutei Moharan I, 36) 

THE REMEDY FOR THE THOUGHS OF ZIMAH

36. The remedy for thoughts of promiscuity that come to a person is to say "Shema`..." and "blessed be the name of the glory of His Kingdom forever", and then his soul will be incorporated into the twelve tribes of Yah and he separates his soul from the soul of the mixed multitude that come from a prostitute woman who is ‘the wicked maidservant’; from where comes this lust which encompasses all bad characteristics. 

37. When a person has a random thought at all, then to say these two verses [mentioned above] is enough for him. However, if he normally has thoughts of this all-encompassing evil lust and he is unable to separate himself from it, then he needs to shed tears, also, at the time he receives the yoke of the kingdom of Heaven (meaning when he says the Shema`). That is, that he should arouse himself [through saying the first two lines of the Shema`] until he cries and sheds tears at the time he says "shema`" and "blessed be the name of the glory, etc"

WHEN THE SIGN OF THE BRIT IS RECTIFIED, ONE UNDERSTANDS THE SPEECH OF THE TZADIK

38. When one rectifies the sign of the holy brit, then his mind is whole and he is able to understand the speech of the Tzadik. According to the [amount of] rectification of each one, thus [is the amount of] his attainment [of understanding the speech of the tzadik]. This is a major principle: that it is impossible for any person to reach and grasp the speech of the tzadik if one does not first rectify the sign of the holy brit properly. However, through blemishing the brit, one's knowledge and mind become damaged until he doesn't grasp or attain the words of the tzadik at all, and he can stumble by them if he goes after the wickedness in his heart and after the foolish questions that fall upon him in his mind. (There^) 39. Through the lust for promiscuity it is possible to come to insanity, to become literally crazy. Therefore, the expert doctors have written that castration is a remedy for a crazy person. 

40. One who breaks this lust for Zimah (promiscuity), then he can easily break the rest of the lusts - therefore it is tikun haklali. Everyone, according to his distance from this lust, is closer to a revelation of Torah - and thus [it is] for the opposite, God forbid. Therefore, before a person merits a revelation of Torah he needs to come to testing and refinement in this lust. This is the main testing and refinement. And when one prevails in the test and he breaks the shell that precedes the fruit, he'll merit the fruit; that is, a revelation of Torah as stated above. (There^) 

41. When your marital relations are in holiness and you break your soul that lusts, that is, your animalistic soul, and it is like a demon forces you [to perform the act, since you’ve annulled your animalistic desire] - through this, you'll have surviving/healthy children because death of children, God forbid, is a result of the animalistic soul. (Likutei Moharan I, 39) 

KOSHER INTIMACY ON EREV SHABBAT BRINGS HEALTHY CHILDREN TO THE WORLD

42. Also your marital relations need to be on the night of the Shabbat in order that you'll have living and surviving/healthy children. 

43. One must be careful from hearing words of a wicked person who has knowledge, for his words give birth to promiscuity by the listener, because his words are venomous words of promiscuity and they enter the body of the listener. (Likutei Moharan I, 43) 

44. One who blemishes his brit corresponds to the bitter water (the water used to test if a woman was adulterous or not), putrid water, impure seed - and then he unable to pray, as corresponding to [the negative aspect of the verse] "all my bones will say..." (Psalm 35). That is, he is unable to taste the sweetness of the words of prayer, and then a dog comes to eat his sacrifice, meaning his prayer. This corresponds to bitterness, the aspect of a double-edged sword, Geihinnom. However, through shmirat habrit is the aspect of sweet water, clear water, holy seed - then his words are sweet and good and when they leave his mouth and are heard by his ears, then the sweetness of the words enter into his bones. Then his prayer corresponds to [the positive aspect of the verse] "all my bones will say [HaShem, who is like You?]" (Psalm 35), and then a lion comes to eat his sacrifice. (Likutei Moharan I, 50) 

45. Know that the brazen-faced in the generation are the dogs, and they stand and dispute the prayer of the Israelite man who has not yet repaired his brit completely. 

46. One who damages his brit should guard himself from [literal] dogs and from the sword [that is, literal weapons, warfare, and fighting]. 

SUBDUE THE EVIL FORCES AND MERIT A DOUBLE PORTION OF ABUNDANCE

47. Through subduing the impure spiritual forces of `Amalek, which is blemish of the brit, and [by which] he attains tikun habrit - through this one merits double abundance which corresponds to the double [portion of] bread on the Shabbat (the Israelites were able to collect double the amount of manna on the sixth day so that they would have enough for the Shabbat without having to gather it on that day), corresponding to doubled/repetition/learning (all the same word in Hebrew) Torah. 

Through this one merits authoring new Torah insights on the Shabbat, doubled. The Shabbat provides abundance to the rest of the worlds, it sends its illuminations to all the levels, it heals the soul and the body, and the world is awoken to repentance out of love [for HaShem, through the Shabbat]. And then, all the good [people] in the generation are healed and made honorable in the eyes of people. Through this, everyone receives new Torah insights that the Tzadik provided on the day of the Shabbat. (Likutei Moharan I, 58) 

SHEKER HA'CHEN VE'HEVEL HA'YOFI

48. Through the vanity of beauty, that is, that one isn't protected from the beauty of women, one comes to deceitful charm. For there are several kinds of deceitful charm that people do while standing, eating, and speaking with people. For everything, there is another [kind of] specific charm. All these kinds of deceitful charm come through not being careful with the beauty of women. (Likutei Moharan I, 60) 

49. Through the vanity of beauty comes poverty. 50. Through Zimah (promiscuity), breath which is the main vitality of a person, is stopped. Through this, the moisture of the body is dried up and through that the mind and intellect are damaged. For essentially, the intellect [is sustained] through the moisture and fats of the body. Therefore, all of those who are crazy become that way through promiscuity, as is known. Thus, the rest of people who aren't exactly crazy, yet they have a lot of lack and confusion of mind, all of it comes through promiscuity which dries the moisture and fats of the body since through that the intellect is damaged. (There^) 

RUN AWAY FROM THE THOUGHTS OF ZIMAH

61. The mind and divine knowledge of a person shields him against the lust for promiscuity (Zimah). For there are three brains in a person, and each is a spread partition against this lust. The essential increase of this lust is through the spirit of folly. Therefore, every person needs to know and remember this, that every time these thoughts want to overpower him, God forbid, he should run away immediately from this spirit of folly unto divine knowledge and spread out the partitions of the mind against this lust because the true divine knowledge shields against this lust exactly like a partition. 

Understand this, because it is impossible to explain this, only each one will understand from himself how to run away from and deflect his mind from the spirit of folly, and to draw himself to divine knowledge which is the aspect of a spread partition against them [the thoughts]. (From Likutei Moharan II, 8) 

ANGER AND CRUELTY DAMAGE THE MIND AND THEN COMES THE LUST FOR ZIMAH AND ZINUT

62. Through anger and cruelty, the mind is damaged and through this comes the lust for promiscuity, God forbid. Then, prayer corresponds to judgment and the forces of evil nourish from it. And then, one of great strength is needed to pray a prayer corresponding to [the aspect of] judgment, and through this everything is rectified.

63. Everyone among Israel, according to his purity and holiness, thus has an aspect of Mashiach (the Messiah). He must guard well not to damage his aspect of the Messiah. The principle is that he should guard himself from promiscuity and he needs to guard himself much even from [even] the ‘scent’ of promiscuity because it damages his aspect of the Messiah. (From Likutei Moharan II, 32) 

64. The spirit of the Messiah is made a spirit of zeal and it goes to zealously avenge every place where there is the blemish of promiscuity. Even in a place where there is no complete promiscuity, only a minuscule blemish, it also jealously avenges through this because the greatness of the holiness and purity of the aspect of the Messiah isn't able to suffer even a miniscule damage of promiscuity and it zealously avenges because of this, God forbid. 

KOSHER INTIMACY DOWN HERE, IS PRECIOUS IN THE HEAVENS

65. When relations, that is, [when] a fit man and woman without any unacceptable trace [engage in marital relations], and their marital relations are proper and in great holiness; then through their relations an upper union is made and their relations are extremely precious. 

66. Through tikun habrit one can bring out the words of prayer like arrows from a bow. 

Then is the beginning of the beam of the Messiah, and then one comes to the sanctity of the Shabbat and he is made a free man who attains the utmost end of awareness. 

Then, he takes off his leprous body which is the skin of the snake, and he dons Shabbat garments; that is, a holy body from the Garden of Eden. Then his mazal his raised up and he merits riches, his good inclination is strengthened, and [his] sadness and clowning-jest are canceled out. Through this, he raises those who fall into bad love and bad fear, and he raises them to holy love and holy fear and removes the darkness from their eyes. 

Then their eyes will see wonders and it is considered as if he created the world. Through this he elevates the requests and supplications that are prayed and the redemption that is dependent on the heart is aroused to cancel out the leavening of the evil heart of man that remains in him since his youth. Then he is able to become enthusiastic in learning Torah with a blaze of mercy. 

Mighty waters, which are the foreign love and fear, cannot extinguish this enthusiasm, and the Divine Presence, with its wings, covers over Israel's blood with this love, so that the seed of the wicked, who are the waters of the flood, will not control them. All this is attained through tikun habrit. (From Likutei Moharan II, 83) 

67. Through blemishing the brit, it is difficult for a person to find his mate; and even if he finds his mate, she'll oppose him and won't go after his will will. However, through the kavanot of [the month of] Elul damage in the brit is fixed and through that, one merits to find his mate and she'll go after his will. (From Likutei Moharan II, 87). See the secret of the kavanot of Elul inside: [Likutei Moharan I,] 6. 


RECITING TIKKUN HAKLALI 

68. To say the ten chapters of Psalms is a great remedy for a nocturnal emission, God forbid. These are they: "Mikhtam of David" (16), "Maskil of David" (32), "Fortunate is one who considers the poor" (41), "As a deer yearns" (42), "For the leader, al-tashheth" (59), "For the leader, on the yeduthun" (77), "A prayer of Moses" (90), "Thank HaShem, call on His name" (105), "On the rivers of Babylon" (137), "Praise God in His holy place" (150). One who merits to recite them on the same day doesn't need to dread the great damage of the occurrence, God forbid, any longer because it is definitely rectified through this. (From Likutei Moharan II, 92) 

TIKKUN FOR DAMAGES CAUSED ON PREVIOUS GILGULIM

69. When thoughts of promiscuity come upon one's mind and he breaks his lust and averts his mind from them, this is one's main repentance and rectification for one’s previous blemishing of the brit, each according to his situation. For this is exactly the aspect of weighty repentance and by this one brings out the sparks of holiness that fell through the damage of the brit and through this he merits tikun habrit. Through this he'll attain purity of wisdom and the voice as brought above in 23, and he merits peace, by which one is able to draw the whole world to serving HaShem. (see sec. Thoughts, 2) 

70. The graves of the true tzadikim are holy with the exact sanctity of the Land of Israel, and the Land of Israel is a great remedy for a blemished brit. (From Likutei Moharan II, 109) 

71. Now, it is easier to withstand tests because there were already several tzadikim and decent men who withstood great and mighty tests in this lust, until that now, easily, even a simple man can withstand a test – if he wants to spare his life in this world and in the next world forever. (From Sihot HaRan 114)

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