The sages said that the “three reasons that increase man’s reason are: a beautiful woman, a beautiful house, and beautiful Kelim (vessels).” These are desires to enjoy, which are called “house,” “woman” and “vessels.” To the extent that I worry about these desires, for them to assume the form of bestowal, to that extent I expand them.
From the 6th lesson at the Toronto Convention 9/18/11
Cursory Thoughts On Shamati, “What Is The Difference Between A Shade of Kedusha And A Shade Of Sitra Achra”
Cursory Thoughts On Shamati, “What Is The Habit Becomes A Second Nature, In The Work”
Cursory Thoughts On Shamati, “What Is The Reason For The Heaviness One Feels When Annulling Before The Creator”