The Rosh Yeshiva speaking via closed circuit
The subject of Torah is not a simple one. During every moment that a person studies it, he is sanctified, as is brought in the Zohar, "The Torah and Hashem and Yisroel are one entity." By studying Torah we connect to Hashem, strengthening a bond to the source of holiness.
We must also know that Torah itself is very interesting; it is thought- provoking and sweet so that there should be no difficulty in studying it, but we must become accustomed to it.
We truly pray for this, "May it be the Will that You habituate us in Your Torah and makes us cleave to Your commandments." We pray that Torah become a habit, a natural thing, which is dependent upon practice and constancy, whereby one becomes drawn to it. If one encounters difficulty, this is a sign that he is not adapted sufficiently. Once one perseveres, it becomes captivating and fascinating for this is the sweetness of Torah. Torah is sweeter than honey.
There can also be the other side where wasting time from study is sinful. Torah study is above all; its fruits are in this world while the principle remains for Olam Haba. We cannot begin to imagine the merits inherent in Torah study.
One must bear in mind that Torah study must go together with good character traits. One must be heedful of the honor of another, not to offend anyone. For such a prescribed life of Torah will be a happy one.
In reply to a question: How can a student find a taste in Mussar study?
Why does he not enjoy Mussar study? Because he believes he is perfect, and this is very problematic. When a person thinks he is flawless, he needs someone to explain to him that he does, in fact, have faults — someone whom he knows. Once he is shown his imperfections and admits them, he will be prepared to study Mussar.
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