by Akiva at Mystical Paths
From HaYom Yom, entry of Iyar 22 (written by the 6th Lubavitcher Rebbe):
Several of the early chassidim had a Farbrengen sometime between 5544-47 (1784-87) and the core of the discussion was this:
The Rebbe had accomplished something novel - that we are not alone. At one time, the Master - Rosh Yeshiva or Talmudic sage - was "alone" and his disciples were "alone." The Chassidic way instituted by the Rebbe is a tremendous Divine achievement, that the Rebbe is not alone, nor are the Chassidim alone.
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