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August 6th - The introduction:
In the introduction to the work, the author discusses the importance of developing one’s character traits and how the advice of the sages can help us to be the best we can be.
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August 7th - Chapter 1, the Gate of Pride
In this chapter, the trait of pride is dissected and the details of ‘Good’ pride and ‘bad’ pride are delineated. This chapter also introduces us to the methods our own ‘yetzer hara’ [evil inclination] uses to trap and fool us.
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In this chapter, the trait of Love is elucidated at length. Love is described as a very powerful trait and while it has many positive aspects, seven different directions in which one can abuse love are detailed as well as their remedies.
In Chapter 8, cruelty and its manifestations and consequences are specified.
August 20th - Chapter 11, the Gate of Regret.
In Chapter 11, aspects of the trait of regret are elucidated.
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August 21st - Chapter 12, the Gate of Anger.
In Chapter 12, the trait of anger and its detrimental characteristics discussed.
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August 22nd - Chapter 13, the Gate of Willingness.
In Chapter 13, the power of the trait of willingness will be explored.
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August 23rd - Chapter 14, the Gate of Envy.
In Chapter 14, negative and positive aspects of envy will be explored.
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August 26 - Chapter 15, the Gate of Zeal.
In Chapter 15, the trait of zeal is discussed.
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August 27 - Chapter 16, the Gate of Laziness.
In Chapter 16, the trait of laziness is discussed
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August 28 - Chapter 17 and 18 Shaar HaNedivus – The Gate of Magnanimity and Shaar HaTzayikanus – The Gate of Miserliness
In Chapter 17 the greatness of being magnanimous with one’s money, actions and wisdom is discussed. In Chapter 18, the trait of miserliness is expounded on.
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August 29, Chapter 19 -The Gate of Remembrance
Shaar HaShichacha – The Gate of Forgetfullness
September 3rd - Today’s podcast will cover Chapter 20 Shaar HaShtikah – The Gate of Silence. In Chapter 20 the trait of silence is discussed.
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September 4 - Chapter 21 Shaar HaSheker – The Gate of Falsehood. In Chapter 21 the trait of is falsehood is discussed.
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September 9 - Chapter 22 Shaar HaEmes – The Gate of Truth and Chapter 23 Shaar HaChanifus – The Gate of Flattery
In Chapter 22 the advantages of being true in every sense are discussed. In Chapter 23 the various forms of flattery are investigated.
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September 10 - Today’s podcast will cover Chapter 25 Lashon Hara – The Gate Evil Speech
In Chapter 25 the types and aftereffects of lashon hara are explained.
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