Monday, May 02, 2005

Fulfilling Them With Simplicity

Shortly before Reb Noson passed away, he gave a very deep sigh. When asked the reason for this he replied: "It occurs to me that perhaps I have not properly fulfilled what Rebbe Nachman taught."

The people standing around him were amazed. "If not you, then who can honestly say that he has fulfilled Rebbe Nachman's teachings?!"

"As to fulfilling the Rebbe's advice," Reb Noson answered, "I did what I could. The question is, have I fulfilled the teachings with the simplicity that the Rebbe demanded of us?!"

(Rabbi Nachman Burstein)