The Search for the True Tzaddik (part 2)
Our Holy Teacher of living memory, before he died was sighing and shouting greatly with anguished voices and sighs and great shouts about the heresy and atheism that in the future would spread throughout the world. For this is the greatest evil of all the evils and miseries in the world; there is nothing more evil than this, may heaven protect us. And then his followers were sighing before him despondently and were saying: "what shall we do and to whom will he [Rabbeinu] leave us?" And he answered, "What are you worrying about, since I am going before you" etc. And he revealed his thought both explicilty and implicitly that everything that he did with his followers was for both those who are here and those who are not here, meaning even for the future generations. And he said, Just strenthen yourselves together with unity and friendship and the love of friends, and then you will be proper people, and not just proper but you will even be tzaddim and good. For G-d surely will help that my wish will be fulfilled, as I have always wanted. For with G-ds help I have finished and I shall finish according to His will for sure And he said that whoever endeavored to join with one of his followers certainly will be a proper person, and not just proper but even a complete tzaddik, the way I want.