Rebbe means teacher. Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson is seventh in a prestigious line of chassidic rebbes. Even after his passing, he is known worldwide as simply “The Rebbe” – a Rebbe for any person in the world.
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All the World is my Teacher
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Attracting The Light
Imagine yourself in the corrected state and from there attract the Light that Reforms.
I need to think only about the Light that Reforms. I don’t want to make efforts that waste my energy on all kinds of clarifications and philosophizing about my inner states, since such efforts are completely useless if they interfere with the effort to attract the Light that Reforms.
We develop through the Surrounding Light that comes from the corrected state, the state in which I am found together with the friends as one man with one heart. From this same state, I want to attract the force of bestowal which connects us. In our current state, we have the forces of animosity and rejection. And in the corrected state, we are one heart that burns and connects between us, the general force of the Creator, the force of Love. I don’t need to look for the states in advance, to define them, etc., but to yearn for them. That’s it. What must happen, will happen. I need to imagine the corrected, good state, as if it already exists here and now. By doing this, I attract its force. I only need to imagine, as much as I can, myself in this state, as if I am already in Gmar Tikkun (End of Correction). It doesn’t matter if it is only one small step above my real state, because for me this is Gmar Tikkun.
When we make a party — for a special occasion or no reason at all — we want it to be fun; we want the food to be tasty; the setting to be attractive, our guests to enjoy themselves.
This only happens, though, with preparation and hard work. We need to buy food, peel, slice and roast it. We need to set out dishes and serve them. We need to sweep and scrub. We need to rearrange tables and chairs. We need to fill balloons. We need to think and plan that our guests should have a wonderful time.
Then there’s something else — something that seemingly needs little preparation. Just as we want our guests to enjoy the party, so we want them to enjoy us. For this, we need a sunny smile, lively eyes, sympathetic ears, and a real desire to make them happy. Isn’t this part simple? Yes and no — think about it. Here are some questions that can help:
One: Do we want to be such a person only when we’re at that party, or all year round?
Two: If we’re not such a person all year around, do we think we’ll fool others for those few hours of our party?
Three: If it does pay to be such a person continually, doesn’t this need some study, understanding and training? Doesn’t it take some effort?
The Baal Shem Tov was accustomed to tie the strap of the tefillin shel yad on his upper arm in the form of the Hebrew letter shin, winding the strap away from himself in the manner of the Sephardim.
(Trisker Maggid, as cited in Sefer Baal Shem Tov, Va’eschanan, 84)