The Truth in ExileI am going to start trying this way instead of posting questions at the end I am going to insert them in the text like this, posing my questions and comments lije this in bold italic I am hoping for your responses.
in honor of the good and pleasent Mr. Zalman Shazar blessings of life and great peace.
Two days ago I sent you good delacacies that your soul loves, and I hope that you feel them in great pleasentness. Also now I send you a good present from the house of hidden treasures of our teacher, the apple of our eyes the flowing stream the source of wisdom, may the memory of the tzaddik be for a blessing.
The main point of the coming of the Messiah is to reveal truth in the world, and this is the main Redemtion. (the main point to the redemption is to reveal the truth in the world?) For now the truth is in great exile, and each one says the truth is with him. truth and falsehood are akin to a king and a slave, and because the power of falsehood, the son of the king was switched with the son of the slave, until people thought the the slave was the son of the king. and about the son of the king they thought the opposite, as is explained in the stories of Rebbe Nachman the exchanged children.
And the main nullification of the falsehood and revelation of the truth is by a person negating himself from everything until he is literally like dust, akin to "and let my soul be like dust to everyone" from the amiddah prayer. For everyone grows from the earth. And all things and all creation is drawn to the earth.
And it is impossible to be seperated from the earth except through the repulsive force, meaninng that someone forces the object and takes if from its place on the earth and removes it from there. And according to the strength of this force so is the object seperated from the earth. And afterwards when this force desists, the object returns to the earth. For the earth has the attractive force and attracts all things to it. And if this were not so then it would not be possible to exist upon it. For it is round and all people on earth stand aroud it. For it woud be fitting to fall off it, if not for the attractive force.
And there is a True Tzaddik who is the foundation of the world, and all things stand upon him. And this Tzaddik, who is unique in the world, is humble and lowly and makes himself like dust, and through this he has the attractive force to draw the whole world to him.(who is the tzaddik? not who but like what is? What is exactly his role? What is exactly the tzaddik? What does it mean that he draws the whole world to him? In what way? How? through is books? through our hearts?) To bring them near to the blessed L-rd and his Holy Torah. And behold it would be fitting for all human beings should be drawn to this Tzaddik. (all human beings? including the gentile nations? What for them? that they should also learn the books of Rebbe Nachman and draw close to him? ) who is an aspect of dust that has the attractive force mentioned above. except that through the repusive foce people desist and are distanced from him. Meaning that there are people who, through there speech and actions, repulse people and distance them from the Tzaddik mentioned above. And according to the power of this force, so does it create distance from the Tzaddik. And the main repulsive power is through arrogance and a haughty spirit and pursuit of honor, as when the person fears that his honor will be diminished and he will be ridiculed if he draws near to the truth.
Therefore everyone who want the real truth should humble his mind and remember his true smallness and unworthiness. And everything that has happend to him in his lifetime. And if he will truly feel his unworthiness then certainly the truth will be revealed to him, and the attractive power will overcome the repulsive power.And he will be drawn with great speed to the True Tzaddik. Likutay Mohaoran 1, 70
With a heartfelt request for peace for you and your dependants, and a blessing of health for the body and soul.
Yisroel Dov Odesser tiberias
Letter 2 of Blossoms of the spring pg.45-46
If anyone else wishes to make any observations questions or comments on anything other then what I mentioned please feel free to do so. Also I will try to post these as often as I can, just been kinda busy latley so sorry about the long wait between posts. please keep coming back and participating. pz nanachs,
NA NACH NACHMA NACHMAN MEUMAN!