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The Wellsprings of Salvation

by Yehudis Golshevsky
Rebbe Nachman of Breslov taught…
Reb Nosson wrote: “‘Draw water in joy from the wellsprings of salvation’—all of the words of Rebbe Nachman are truly wellsprings of salvation; they are a well that never runs dry… His guidance and life-saving advice will never run out. No matter what happens, you can always draw strength from his words, because they illuminate for us our Creator’s greatness and His abundant lovingkindness and mercy, which is the world’s salvation.”
(Healing Leaves, p. 110)


What does this mean to me?
The point that I feel so deeply in this letter that Reb Nosson wrote to his son is that the power of the teachings of the tzaddik lies in the way in which they help us to perceive G-d’s greatness. It isn’t enough for Torah teachings to highlight the wisdom or righteousness of the teacher; they have to illuminate G-d’s greatness and His love and mercy for us so that we can feel the G-dly vitality that we so desperately need.

A prayer:
May my thoughts stream always toward
The perception of the Infinite Light…
Awaken Your mercies upon us
And hasten the final redemption.
Restore us from our state of devastation and ruin
And rebuild Your holy Temple.
Repair all the palaces of holiness,
Both the physical and the spiritual,
And cause us to feel gladness always.

(The Flame of the Heart, p. 105)

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