"I bring heaven and earth to witness that the Divine Spirit rests upon a non-Jew as well as upon a Jew, upon a woman as well as upon a man, upon a maidservant as well as a manservant. All depends on the deeds of the particular individual."
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
The Petek is for All!
Conversations from the Life of the Saba, pgs. 106-107:
He [Rabbi Nachman] gives me a sign – the sign is “the 17thof Tammuz” – something that not even one person knew about. So, so I saw that this was [written] to me, but from the beginning it’s not written “Yisroel Ber Odesser”, it’s not written, only “my student”, a name is not written, it’s not written who it is. And in truth this is all of the words of Rabbainu – they are generalizations. All of the teachings and all of the conversations and everything the passes over each and every one. This is the thing of Rabbainu – it is not [just for] one person [but] for each and every one of Israel, for all Israel, yes. So this, also this, it is a generalization – “It was very hard for me to descend to you” –not to me [but also] to you and to you and to you. He wrote to everyone, yes, yes. “To tell you that I greatly enjoyed your service and upon you”, the entire Petek is speaking to each and every one.
Now above we see that the petek is for everyone! It is written to all of Israel! Who is all of Israel? Well, we see the petek says "to tell you I greatly enjoyed your service", who is speaking? Rabbi Nachman, Are you a follower of Rabbi Nachman? Then he is speaking to you! Who is Israel? There is a spot where Rabbi Nachman prays to merit to be a real Jew! Rabbi Nachman prays this? So what is a Real Jew? Also the story about the chamber of exchanges!
Rebbe Nachman says "To tell you I greatly enjoyed your service".
This is for you! For me! For us all!
Then He says," Upon you my fire will burn"! That is Upon You! Us! This letter is for All!