The General Remedy
I am a river that purifies from all stains
If you believe that you can destroy, believe that you can repair
many great Tzadikim delved into the subject and searched for a perfect
remedy... But G-d helped me and gave me the merit of perfect success ...
This is an entirely new, wonderful thing ; it's a powerful, stupendous
For to each sin corresponds a particular repair, but this remedy
is the global repair
the day of Creation nothing like this has ever been revealed
Nachman of Breslov )
simplicity is baffling ; however, its efficacy is even more surprising.
" Refu'a Kadma Le Maka": The remedy preceded the illness. G-d
had mercy on us.
He knew that at the end of this exile we would descend to an even lower
level than the one we reached in Egypt. How many Jews have maintained
their Hebrew names, their clothes, their Holy tongue, and their sexual
purity? (These were the four distinguishing virtues of the Jews in Egypt.)
So He has sent us a great Tzaddik, a pillar of the world, able to reveal
remedies suited to our generation.
Nocturnal pollutions, G-d forbid, brought on by impure thoughts, create
" klippot" (forces of spiritual defilement), as is written in
BUT WHOEVER RECITES THE TEN PSALMS IMMEDIATELY AFTERWARDS WILL REPAIR
THE DAMAGE ENORMOUSLY
I am very firm about everything I say, but in this I am extremely
firm: that these Ten Chapters of Psalms help very, very much
To immerse oneself in a mikveh and recite the Ten Psalms is, of course,
most beneficial. But for whoever cannot do this, either because he's traveling
or sick, simply reciting them is enough to effect a great and marvelous
it's preferable to recite the Psalms with concentration and fervor, but
their simple recitation is in itself highly effective.
Rabbeinu promised us that, after he
would die, whoever would come to his grave, and give a coin to charity
in his name, and recite the Ten Chapters of Psalms (Tikun Haklali) as
a remedy for forbidden seminal emissions, G-d spare us, then Rabbeinu
would span the length and breadth of the universe and certainly would
save that person. He said that he would pull him out of Hell by his sidecurls,
no matter who he was, no matter what he had done, so long as from now
on he accept upon himself not to return to his folly.
" Even though it is easy to recite the Ten Psalms, in practice
it will be very difficult to fulfill this, in spite of everything
Rabbeinu asked us to publicize and disseminate to everyone the teaching
of these Ten Psalms
The Ten Psalms should aIways be recited in the followiog order
-32 - 41 -42 - 59 - 77 -90 - 105 - 137 - 150.