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Thinking about the discussion we had yesterday, I decided to pose this question. Is being machmir on bal tosaif transgressing that very aveira? In other words, is saying that a chumra, hidur, inyan is bal tosaif, in effect being over on bal tosaif?
A chumrah by definition is not Bal Tosef, as you are not doing the action due to possible Halachic requirements, but rather your own Netiyos or as a Geder.
The problem becomes when Chumrahs are called “Halachic requirements” or “practical halacha”, in which case there could be an issue with Bal Tosef.
Didn’t answer the question.
Sure I did. Which part of “A chumrah by definition is not Bal Tosef” is not understood?
Oh Schrek: Learn the Sugya of Bal Tosif, then ask questions.