by Rabbi Nati at Mystical Paths
(Part 1 here and Part 2 here.)
We live in a time of confusion. Words of the Torah have been stolen, claimed as the heritage of others again and again. Secrets of the Torah have been distorted by our enemies for their own agenda. Yishmael claims the heritage of Yitzchok, Easov claims the heritage of Yaakov. They twist the words of Hashem, Moshe our teacher, Yehoshua and the generations who carried Torah M'Sinai, they misapply the words of the navi'im ignoring paragraphs that contradict, they mistranslate through chains of languages and quote broken words as absolute truths.
I don't care what they think or what they say! They have perverted G-d and His Torah and made us wary of our own secrets.
It is written that gehenom (hell) is deep and wide and ready for us. Why do I put on tefillin or keep Shabbos? We know our efforts are inadequate. What use is it to try?
It says in the Holy Zohar, Hashem asked Moshiach 'should I make the world or not? Because man will rebel against me!' Moshiach said, "put it all on me I'll pay the debt". The Zohar says that all our avodah (divine service) has no substance at all. So this Neshama of Moshiach, this soul - the same exact soul as Moshe rebbenu, Rashbi, the Baal Shem Tov and Rebbenu Nachman, says he'll take responsibility. When seeing the days before Moshiach, the malachim (angles) asked "who will pay the chov (debt), Mah Yiye? What will be?" Moshiach stood up and said "I will, I'm the Guarantor!"
Rebbenu Nachman of Breslev said "I will tikun (repair) them." I will! This is the Tzaddik saying 'I will pay in full all of it!' No one ever made this promise. He said 'I'm the Orev!'
Only the Tzaddik HaEmet has the power to wake up the generation. But even further, he has the power to bring back the Shechinah, the Divine Presence, from Her exile. (Likutey Halochot hilchosos purim). Chazal tells us that Moshe rebbaynu did it, and that Dovid HaMelech (King David) did it, and King Chezkiyahu did it (and could have been the Moshiach), and that Mordechai HaYehudi did it!
But now we're at the lowest level, even lower than Mitzrayim (Egypt). We are mamash at the 49.999th level. Who has tried to drag us all out?
The Rebbe of Lubavitch made an effort, but the job isn't quite finished. Do you know the difference between Chabad and Breslev? Breslev sees the nikudah in every Jew. And Chabad sees the Jew in every nikudah. Together they raise us up! Only by Menachem and Nachman can we make it!
And now is the time for the power of the Tzadik HaEmet. Only on the zchut (merit) of the power of Nikudah Tovah! He tilted the scale to the side of favor for us by judging us favourably he put on the side of merit, he looked and saw these days and said they can't make it! "My Torah is for the last generation", "My fire will burn until the coming of the Mosiach" said Rebbenu Nachman of Breslev.
Rebbenu wrote "Ain ye'ush B'olam klal" - I can take the Jew who is in the lowest and farthest place and move him to the place of Rashbi, from the lowest to the highest. The Baal Shem Tov said "I can't move the Baal Bicherah, 'the master of choice' someone who choose to have their way, but I'll have grandson who will be able to move even this one." This is how Rebbenu gives us a chance to choose, he gives the kelim to raise us up over all, thousands of times. Rebbenu is the first Rav to write just to you. Just read his words, drop all your chochmahs - don't let your intellect become the barrier!
And with the power of the Tzaddik HaEmet, we'll break through.
BS"D - בסיעתא דשמיא