Even if a person doesn't succeed in observing what he knows is true, the important thing is that he knows what's true, fights for it, and evaluates himself daily.
This is an enormous encouragement for those who pray and work on themselves, yet continue to fall from time to time.
Rather than losing heart, they should regard their setback as part of their service to Hashem and their spiritual growth, and not as a failure."
From Chapter 4 of The Garden of Yearning With Hashem's loving grace, Yeshivat Chut Shel Chessed and Emuna Outreach are pleased to introduce "The Garden of Yearning" by Rav Shalom Arush translated into English.
The book is now available here at the Beams. "The Garden of Yearning" is Rav Shalom's interpretation of Rebbe Nachman's "Tale of the Lost Princess," which is loaded with Rebbe Nachman's powerful allusions that teach us the right road to emuna and to perfecting our souls.
In effect, "The Garden of Yearning" is a sequel to "The Garden of Emuna", which is becoming an international hit having sold already more than 100,000 copies in Hebrew, English, and now Russian and French.
Rav Shalom says that the most urgent item - in fact, the only item - on our agenda is spreading emuna as far, wide, and as fast as possible.
With Hashem's blessing, that's exactly what we're trying to do.
This is Rav Shalom Arush's amazing interpretation of Rebbe Nachman's "Tale of the Lost Princess," revealing Rebbe Nachman's allusions to the proper service of Hashem. This book is a high-level sequel to The Garden of Emuna, for those who seriously seek more spirituality in their lives. Translated by Rav Lazer Brody.