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Something good to think about?

by Rabbi Shlomo Chein

  

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Question:

How can I work on having good thoughts?

Answer:

The mind has entry points. These are the ears and the eyes.


When you look at and read good things, when you listen to holy words, you feed your mind with materials for good thoughts.


Hence it says in the Shema "don't follow your heart and eyes astray". The eyes see, and they cause the heart (and then the mind) to think and desire. If you guard the eyes (and ears too), you also guard your mind and heart.


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Shema
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