Question:I am interested in learning more about the powers of the soul, and I would be happy to know if there is any sefer the Rav recommends that I should get [to learn about this]. Additionally, I would be happy to know about any sefer that speaks about the topic of “How to understand another person”. I want to learn how to be able to identify the dominant elements in another person, so that I can be able to help others with this knowledge about themselves.
Answer:If one wants to learn about the powers contained in his soul, the sefer recommended the most for this topic is ‘Da Es Nafshecha’ [available in English as “Getting To Know Your Soul”]. There is no sefer yet which explains specifically about how to understand others. But it may be helpful for this to learn ‘Da Es Baisecha’ and ‘Da Es Yaldecha’ [available in English as “Getting To Know Your Home”].