Stages of Spiritual Growth: Resolving the Tension Between Self-expression and Submission to Divine Will

Stages of Spiritual Growth: Resolving the Tension Between Self-expression and Submission to Divine Will

by Batya Gallant
     
 

R. Tzadok Hakohen of Lublin (1823-1900), Chassidic master of Torah, taught that spiritual growth follows a predictable sequence of stages: One's youth is most conducive to growth in love and kindness, one's middle years provide the best opportunity for learning submission to Divine authority, and one's later years are the optimal time for growth in

Overview

R. Tzadok Hakohen of Lublin (1823-1900), Chassidic master of Torah, taught that spiritual growth follows a predictable sequence of stages: One's youth is most conducive to growth in love and kindness, one's middle years provide the best opportunity for learning submission to Divine authority, and one's later years are the optimal time for growth in truth-perception.

Stages of Spiritual Ground explores R. Tzadok's system. It clarifies the necessary steps within each stage of growth, explains why each stage of life lends itself to that specific facet of development, examines some of the underlying axioms of non-Jewish culture that sabotage our psychological and spiritual progress, and perhaps most significant for the current generation, dispels the common misconception that spiritual growth ill Torah stifles an individuals self-expression. Stages of Spiritual Growth provides a philosophical framework for incorporating one's individuality into one's quest to serve God.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781936068012
Publisher:
Simcha Media Group
Publication date:
10/15/2010
Pages:
179
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.40(h) x 0.50(d)

Meet the Author

Batya Gallant has been a teacher of Torah in women’s community classes, post-high school seminaries, and women’s beginner programs for more than 40 years. Currently a teacher at Darchei Binah Seminary in Israel, she focuses primarily on Torah psychology, philosophy, and intellectual history.

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