A Chasidic discourse by Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson the Lubavitcher Rebbe
Translated By:Rabbi Shmuel Simpson
Annotated By: Rabbi Avraham D. Vaisfiche
The Path to Selflessness is a discourse delivered by the Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson, of blessed memory, on the eve of the fast of the tenth of Tevet 5738(1977)
Beginning with the words Yehuda Atah, the discourse examines the blessing which Yaakov blessed his fourth son, Yehuda, as compared to the blessings he gave his first three sons, Reuven, Shimon and Levi. Yaakov`s sons embody distinctive forms of divine service, which correspond to distinct sections of the prayers of Shema and the Amidah. Using these distinctions, the discourse further derives lessons about the bond between the individual Jewish soul and G-d.