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Modaah

Question:

Cvod Harav,
I understand that there is a concept of “Modaah” in the Halacha, where you can cancel some future actions you may do. The Ben ish Chai ZTL even has a daily מודעה to say to cancel bad thoughts. My question is Rav, does this mean that if one makes a Modaah that if he ever regrets his mitzvot it should be nullified, that he can never lose his mitzvot if he comes to regret them later CV’S
Thanks Rav!

 

Answer:

The idea of a “modaah” like the one of the Ben Ish Chai is a form of statement that even if I mistakenly do something out of haste and without thinking, I don’t really mean it, and it was merely a spur-of-the-moment thing, but not really me. I does not mean that the bad thoughts are totally non-existent, the person did think them, however it does help. Similarly, if a person will say that if they even have a negative thought of regret for a mitzva that was done, that it isn’t his real intention, and therefore is also has an effect. Best wishes

 

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