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Our relation relationship with Hashem

Avos states, "Do not be as servants who are serving the master in order to receive a reward, rather be as servants who are serving the master not in order to receive a reward." Yet, Mesillas Yesharim ...
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Rambam and Torah Lishma

the Rambam (Teshuva 10:2) defines the ideal motivation of performing mitzvot as (lishma) one "who does the truth because it is the truth" On the other hand, the Mesilat Yesharim defines the ideal ...
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What is Avadon in the Mesilat Yesharim?

In the Mesilat Yesharim ch.2 "contemplating and watching over his deeds and ways whether they are good or evil; not abandoning his soul to the danger of Avadon" מתבונן ומפקח על מעשיו ודרכיו, הטובים ...
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In what sense is fear of God alone wisdom?

In the Mesilat Yesharim, the Ramchal brings the talmud in Shabbat 31b: "Hen fear of God - this is wisdom" (Job 28:28). Our Sages of blessed memory commented (Shab 31b), "'Hen' [hints to] 'one', ...
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Mesilat Yesharim - What is a person's obligation

The famous ethics work of the Ramchal, Mesilat Yesharim starts off the first chapter: "The foundation of piety and the root of flawless service [of G-d] is for a man to clarify and come to ...
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“Man is created only to have pleasure from Hashem etc.” - How does the Mesilas Yeshorim know this?

The Mesilas Yeshorim says in Perek 2, והנה מה שהורונו חכמינו זכרונם לברכה הוא, שהאדם לא נברא אלא להתענג על ה' ולהנות מזיו שכינתו And this is what our Rabbis of blessed memory have taught ...
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Who was the Ramchal fighting?

The Ramchal wrote the Mesillas Yesharim in 2 formats. The first version was written as a conversation (seder vikuach) between a chacham and a chasid [the second version is what everyone is now ...
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What is Deveikut (clinging to God)?

In chapter 1 of the Mesilat Yesharim (Path of the Just), the author writes: "When you look further into the matter, you will see that true perfection is only clinging to God". What does "clinging to ...