The Search for the True Tzaddik (final part)
The value of the gathering of Israel, who hold themselves with the True Tzaddik, with great love and unity, and with the essence of true peace, and who draw onto themselves at all times an illumination of his holy wisdom, and who gather together and meet at all times to talk with each other about the fear of heaven and about the illumination of the holy wisdom that the tzaddik endeavors to shine upon them; this holy gathering is very precious and exalted and through it will be the Redemption speedly in our days and will come the messiah who will repair everything in perfection. Through the truth the world is protected from all destructive forces. The truth redeems from all travails. when there is truth there is peace. Where there is not truth there is not kindness. Through truth one merits to an eternal name. One who guards himself from falsehood always is victorious. Jerusalem will not be rebuilt till there will be peace between all Israel. And the holy temple will not be rebuilt until arrogance dissapears.
I request your forgiveness that I have not yet sent you the holy books. For I was ill and suffered difficult afflictions [G-d spare us] and for sure everything is for the best. Even now I am still very weak. And I struggled with all my strength to write a few Holy words. that have within them the power to sustain and restore the heart. Since the time we parted I have not forgotten you, for your love is engraved in the depths of my heart with great and eternal love. And I yearn and desire to always connect with you as brothers dwelling together. I pray for you always that you will merit to see the splendid light of the holy sun that shines now in the world, and to dispel and disperse the clouds that darken the sunlight. In a manner that we shall merit to leave the darkness and come into the light, from darkness to great light,, to the light of the morning that will shine upon us the sun of charity and healing in its wings.
with feelings of honor and preciousness behold I seek our peace and the peace of your dependents.
Yisroel Dov Odesser
my thoughts or discussion questions;- For sure everything is for the best.
I know this is suppose to be so... But sometimes it is hard to see. My personel situation right now in my life, some of those know what that is..., doesn't seem to be for the best. It seems tough and hard and like a battle to be fought. Somtime its seems we just half to believe it is for the best even if it doesn't seem that way.
-with all my strength to write a few holy words. that have within them the power to sustain and restore the heart.
What does he mean here? Saba's words specifically? I have a friend, also, whose words restore me and give me strength. Are Saba's words specifically what he is talking about here. Like the words of Saba are much higher..?? Or does he mean as a friends words??? Or bolth? Or is it possible that Saba's words are not so much to restore the words themselves litteraly but any such words to restore the soul and heart come from the true tzaddik. Saba zeh Rebbeniu!??