Rejoicing in repressing forbidden thoughts

Rejoicing in repressing forbidden thoughts:[1]

In result of that which was explained above, one who suffers from forbidden thoughts entering his mind during times that he is not involved in service of Hashem is to rejoice over the fact that Hashem has given him the opportunity to fulfill the above negative command, just as he would rejoice when performing a positive command. One who feels saddened and depressed by such thoughts entering his mind simply does not understand his state of personality and how he in truth is very distanced from the state of a Tzaddik, and woe that he would be a Beinoni for even one moment in his life.

[1] Tanya chapter 27

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