Letters from the Rosh Yeshiva Shlit"a

No Pressure, Tehillim

בעזרת השם יתברך-יום א פרשת ויחי, ח טבת, שנת תשע"ט

... student of Bais Faiga Breslev

I received your letter.

I'm extremely pleased to hear that you say tehillim every day and now you finished the entire sefer for the first time. The holy Tzemach Tzedek z"l would say "if people would know the greatness of tehillim they would occupy themselves with it all day."

 Reference to your question that every time there is an עת רצון, or an opportunity for yeshuous you have immense pressure to utilize your time;    the eitzah for this is you should daven and ask Hashem that you shouldn't take pressure and you should be able to serve Hashem with simcha. The holy rebbe says (sichas haran 269) מה צריכין להתבלבל? איך שעושין עושין ובלבד שלא לעשות רע חס ושלום - nothing should be able to confuse you, the way you do it do it, just don't do ra-bad chas vesholom. And R' Nosson would say "my wish is to daven vesikin, but not like an angry lamdan." Meaning that even though on one hand vesikin is a great thing, but if it causes pressure and anger then its not hashems will.

   You have to be very careful not to take avodas Hashem as a pressure. When you feel anxious that you need to accomplish something, daven to Hashem 'Hashem help me I should always be happy and relaxed; I should be happy with whatever I do and with whatever I have. Help me dear father that when there is a yom tov or a different opportunity I shouldn't panic that I have to accomplish the world, help me Hashem that I should be able to use my time wisely without pressure. Constantly daven to Hashem this way and iyh you will see great results.

   If your name starts with a ג and ends with a ל  say the following pasuk at the end of shemonah esreh  'גאלנו ה' צבאות שמו קדוש ישראל' - Hashem should speedily redeem us from galus.