Before studying Torah, the Baal Shem Tov would say to God: "Ha Shem, I'd like to be in Paradise with You for a few minutes." So before studying Torah, surround yourself with the pure air of Paradise.

Yitzhak Buxbaum, Baal Shem Tov in Jewish Spiritual Practices by Yitzhak Buxbaum


To Practice This Thought:
Envision yourself surrounded by Paradise the next time you read a sacred text.


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