The General Remedy

The General Remedy (Hebrew: תיקון הכללי), also known as Tikun HaKlali, is a selection of Ten Psalms that Rabbi Nachman of Breslov recommended for recital as a general spiritual remedy bringing inner purity and joy as well as many other benefits and in particular as the remedy for a chance emission of seed.

 

The Tikun recital is a regular practice of Breslover Hasidim to this day.
The Tikkun HaKlali is based on the idea of the Brit (Covenant) which G-d made with the Jewish people.

The Tikkun HaKlali consists of the following ten Psalms said in this order: 16, 32, 41, 42, 59, 77, 90, 105, 137, and 150.
 

Each paragraph expressing one’s desire to bind himself to the tzadikim(Righteouses) of all generations, especially Rebbe Nachman, and several verses which are customarily recited before any saying of Psalms. The recital of the ten Psalms is followed by a prayer composed by Reb Noson, asking G-d for forgiveness from sin.
 

Rabbi Nachman’s teaching on Tikkun HaKlali was given on Shavuot 5566 (May, 1806). However, he did not reveal the specific 10 Psalms of the Tikkun HaKlali until 1810. In 1810 , Rabbi Nachman revealed the specific ten Psalms to two of his closest disciples, Rabbi Aharon of Breslov and Rabbi Naftali of Nemirov.

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