The Tanya summarizes all of our life into three basic compartments, the highest of which is our life’s ambition, the lowest of which we hope to never descend into, the intermediate in which we are born into:

1. Goodness and kindness as described by God in the Bible/Torah

2. The basic survival instinctive mode of man, namely to seek pleasure and abstain from pain based on the human animal’s instincts, fame, comedy, pleasure, laziness and occasionally depression when things don’t go the way we want

3. Anger, resentment, harming, evil.

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