"Don't Be Surprised Every Other Group Claims Something Similar"
TZ commenting on "Consider What We Are All Doing Here":
While it is true that the Lubavitcher Rebbe who was much greater than me in all ways said all these things in this Kuntres, we have to remember two things he was the Lubavitcher Rebbe and the leader of Chabad.
That said, off course he is going to say that only Chabad Chassidus teaches you in this special way and that only Chabad Chassidus nourishes the soul etc. He is the leader and representative of Chabad!
In many sichos the Rebbe breaks Chassidus up into two parts: Chabad Chassidus and what he calls Chassidus Polin. This misnomer seems to group all other forms of Chassidus as eclectic and different as they are under one umbrella.
Again with all respect to the Rebbe Z"L anyone who studies Chassidus knows that Noam Elimelech, Likutei Moharan, Kotzk Izbitz Radzin, Ziditshov Komarna, Hungarian/Romanian Chassidus etc. are not the same.
The Rebbe himself must have known this, so why the grouping?
I would assume its as follows.
Chabad claims, and has always claimed, that their Chassidus is the real authentic continuation in the chain of Baal Shem Tov - Maggid - Ba'al HaTanya, etc. (Don't be surprised every other group claims something similar, for example in the introduction to Bais Yakkov Radzin it says the same idea switching the Rebbe Reb Melech for the Baal HaTanya and keeping it going through the Chozeh to the Yid HaKodesh to Izbitz but you get the idea).
In Chabad you have the story told how the Baal Shem Tov and Maggid visited the Alter Rebbe in prison and heard him say over a Ma'amar and said that he says Torah just like they did.
Anyway, Chabad also calls their leaders Nasi something no other Chassidus does, and most Chabad chassidim I have met when they said it says in Chassidus X or Y and Chassidim do X or Y they mean Chabad.
So lets not beat around the bush, Chabad philosophy is clear that Chabad Chassidus is superior, the Lubavitcher says it in his sichos comparing it to Polin and its clear in the Kuntres as well.
However that's Chabad's opinion.
I was not mekabel that this derech is the superior or better one.
Its as valid as any other.
The bottom line follow your Rebbe and your derech.