The Tanya is made up of 5 volumes, as mentioned in a previous post. We will start our discussions on the most famous volume, Likutei Amarim, which means. Likutei Amarim-Tanya has 21 ratings and 1 review: Published June 1st by Kehot Publication Society, 2 pages, Hardcover. Results 1 – 30 of 59 Likutei Amarim (Tanya) TANYA and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at

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In general, the first book is a universal Jewish guidebook to avodaheveryday Divine service, through Schneur Zalman’s innovative system, applying Jewish mysticism step-by-step to the internal drama of human psychology.

Yosef Camire rated it it was amazing Jun 18, David Maayan rated it it was amazing Jan 14, If the mind can bring the soul of Hasidism into understanding and knowledge through logic, then its effects on the person can be more inward.

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Likutei Amarim

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Consequently, the Tanya has been read as describing two universal levels of psychological consciousness. Part of a series on. While the Baal Shem Tov stressed the heart, Schneur Zalman stressed the mind, but it was a warm, fiery mystical intellectualism.

Likutei Amarim-Tanya by Shneur Zalman

Zechariah Barber rated it it was amazing Dec 17, As a consequence, Chabad Hasidic writings are typically characterised by their systematic intellectual structure, while other classic texts of general Hasidic mysticism are usually more compiled or anecdotal in nature. This would awaken spiritual awareness and feeling of God, through understanding of its mystical thought. Most of the work’s first part, “The Book of the Average Man”, the beinoniserves as a fundamental and basic guide to the spiritual service of God.


It can connect the different disciplines of mysticism Kabbalah and Jewish philosophy Hakiraby relating to a higher, essential unity in Divinity, that harmonises diverse ideas.

Rodrigo Bauler rated it it was amazing Feb 28, The description in the Tanya of soul differences follows on from a particularist- universalist debate in Judaism concerning the meaning of Jews as a chosen people. The unlettered Jewish folk were cherished and encouraged in their sincere simplicity, while the elite scholars sought to emulate their negation of ego through study of Hasidic exegetical thought. By giving Hasidus philosophical investigation, the Chabad school explained the inner meanings of the “Torah of the Baal Shem Tov”.

Joseph Perez marked it as to-read Oct 06, Refresh and try again. Rabbi Shneur Zalman legendarily published his Likkutei Amarim anonymously in Simon added it Feb 08, Unsourced material may be challenged and removed.

This amatim the popularisation of Kabbalah by relating it to the natural psychological perception and emotional dveikus fervour of man. Many works have been written explaining the Tanyain particular: The insights it brings to theological questions, brought out in its Chabad explanation, are related from a mystical, higher reality “from above”.

As one of the founding figures of Hasidic mysticism, Schneur Zalman and his approach in the Tanya are venerated by other Hasidic schools, although they tend to avoid its meditative methods.

Tanya: The Book of the Intermediates (Likutei Amarim) –

At the end of praying, his hat and clothing would be soaked in perspiration. Chabad differed from “Mainstream Hasidism” in its search for philosophical investigation and intellectual analysis of Hasidic Torah exegesis. Israel marked it as taniq Jul 08, However, non-literalist, universalist readings have been found among Kabbalists and Hasidim.


The historical development of Kabbalahfrom the 12th century, and its new formulations in the 16th century, explained the subtle aspects and categories of the traditional system likuti Jewish metaphysics. Typically, he wrote one of the most personal mystical accounts in Judaism, his “Tract on Ecstasy”, that instructs the Chabad follower in the levels of contemplation.

Yosef Zylberberg rated it it was amazing Apr 17, This explains his father’s concept of the Chabad articulation of Hasidism. But in Chabad, later to be called after its Russian village of Lubavitch, external emotional expression is seen as superficial if devoid of inner contemplation. Their explanations of the nature of the Divine, are related from man’s independent understanding from first principles.

The Tanya seeks to demonstrate to the “average” Jewish man or woman that knowledge of God is there for the taking, that spiritual growth to ever higher levels is real and imminent, if one is willing to engage in the tanis. In recent times the last two Rebbes expressed the spiritual warmth of Tanoa in terms of daily reality, language and liiutei, in the Akarim translations and memoires of Yosef Yitzchak Schneersohnand especially the Likkutei Sichos of Menachem Mendel Schneerson.

Dario added it Jun 14, Want to Read Currently Reading Read. In his preface to the Tanyathe author writes that anyone with questions about the meaning or application of the Tanya’ s guidance should approach “the great ones in his city.