Behold, up to this point we have explained [of the negative attributes that often lead to the sin of Lashon HaRa, that are referred to in the acronym] “כּל גיהנ"ם”, they being the evil traits that regularly lead the person to become rooted in [violating] the prohibition of Lashon HaRa. Therefore, [based on the above], the person who wishes to cure himself from this severe malady [of involvement in Lashon HaRa, concerning] which he has been accustomed to for a great deal of time, should start off by examining himself [to determine] which [of the] evil traits caused him [to be entrenched in the sin of Lashon HaRa], and he [should] uproot [this trait] from himself. [The person should then] begin to heal himself little-by-little, by accustoming himself in the good traits which we have discussed in the earlier chapters.
 The entire pasuk states, “Who is the man who desires life, [who] loves days to see good? Guard your tongue from [speaking] evil and your lips from speaking deceit. Remove yourself from evil and do [that which is] good, seek out peace and pursue it.” (Tehillim: 34; 13 – 15)
 The miforshim who explain this pasuk as referring to life in The World to Come is Metzudas David and RaDa”K.
 “כּל גיהנ"ם” means “all of gehinnom” and is an acronym for seven of the negative attributes that can lead the person to involve himself in Lashon HaRa. These attributes are1) כּעס– Anger, 2) ליצנות– mockery, 3) גאוה – haughtiness, 4) יאוש – despair, 5) הפקר – viewing the law as having been abandoned, 6) נרגנות – grumbling, [and] 7) אומר מתּר – [one who] says, “it is permitted”. The discussion of these seven attributes are discussed in chapters 13 – 16 of “Sha’ar HaTevunah”, beginning on the 3rd of Shevat and concluding on the 22nd of Shevat.