Monday, August 16, 2010

Sudden repentance and Gradual repentance, Part I


"In terms of its duration, repentance comes in two types: Sudden repentance, and Gradual repentance.

"Sudden repentance comes from a sort of spiritual lightning that enters the soul. At once one recognizes the bad and ugly nature of the sin, and he becomes a new person, already sensing within himself a complete change for the good. This comes about via the appearance of an internal splendor, some great spiritual revelation, the paths of which may be sought in the hidden depths."

[to be continued...]

(Rav Avraham Yitzchak haKohen Kook, Orot haTeshuvah 2)

Have a great day,

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