This halakha is based on Likutey Moharan 66. M’koach el hapo’el – thought into action, potential into actual. Pi Shneyim – double spiritual portion. Speaker: Rabbi Nasan Maimon.
00:00 – Dedications. PARAGRAPH 6. During Sefiras HaOmer, by counting each day we complete the process of creation, bringing thought into action. During each of the seven days of creation, Hashem brought forth a unique element. These seven days correspond to the Omer period. In the Pri Eitz Chayim by the Arizal there’s a chart that explains the kavana for each day of Sefiras HaOmer based on this principle.
03:13 – Three groups operating during service in the Beis HaMikdash – Kohanim, Leviim, Yisraelim. The representatives from Yisrael would read the portion of the Torah about what was brought from Hashem’s “thought” into actuality during each of the seven days of creation. By studying Torah each day, a Jew completes the process of the creation. “All creation depends on the sixth day of Sivan” when Hashem gave the Torah to Bnei Yisrael.
09:28 – Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai brings that three things are acquired through difficulties: Eretz Yisrael, Torah, and Olam Habah (Brachos 5a). אַחַ֚ת שָׁאַ֣לְתִּי מֵֽאֵת־יְהֹוָה֘ אוֹתָ֪הּ אֲבַ֫קֵּ֥שׁ שִׁבְתִּ֣י בְּבֵֽית־יְ֖הֹוָה כָּל־יְמֵ֣י חַיַּ֑י – “One [thing] I ask of Hashem, this is what I seek: that I may dwell in the house of Hashem all the days of my life” (Tehillim 27:4) – “Achas” is made up of the roshei teyvos (initial letters) of these three items, since all three are aspects of Beis Hashem .
11:29 – PARAGRAPH 7. Tevilas Keylim – immersing cooking utensils in a mikveh. Reference to Likutey Moharan 66 where Rebbe Nachman explains how this relates to the concept of m’koach el hapo’el. 28 letters in the first possuk of the Torah correspond to twice yad – hand (14).
14:52 – The two yuds in Y-K-V-K and A-D-N-Y correspond to the two hands.
16:35 – To “…dwell in the house of Hashem” is to draw physical life via holiness, which is accomplished through Torah and mitzvos.
18:18 – Binding the upper and lower levels of holiness creates pi shneyim. This occurs whenever a tzaddik rises to a new level.
20:28 – Opening the “two Yuds” of Y-K-V-K and A-D-N-Y correspond to the two hands. פּוֹתֵ֥חַ אֶת־יָדֶ֑ךָ וּמַשְׂבִּ֖יעַ לְכָל־חַ֣י רָצֽוֹן – “You open Your hand and satisfy every living thing [with] its desire” (Tehillim 145:16).
22:44 – The process of “thought into action” applies to the physical world as well as the spiritual.
26:27 – The four worlds correspond to the four levels of creation. For example, the spiritual/thought energy of plants is considered physical/action in relation to the spiritual/thought energy of animals.
28:56 – The tzaddik is constantly rising from level to level. Every time the upper level connects with the lower level, there’s a double portion of spiritual light.
30:02 – When a tzaddik progresses, this synapse occurs every time he rises to a new level, and at that moment, his students can receive a portion of this light. The pi shneyim is most powerful at the moment of the tzaddik’s passing from this world.
31:03 – Even when a person passes away, a slight bit of spiritual energy remains in the bones.
34:50 – The punishment of koreys is a disconnection from the soul’s Source.
37:43 – A tzaddik is helping to repair the souls of Israel even after his passing.
38:26 – Q&R about the punishment of koreys.
38:57 – A person can receive from the pi shneyim of a tzaddik by visiting his gravesite and praying to Hashem there.
*42:50 – In these generations, a person can obtain some types of repair only from tzaddikim of previous generations, more so than from those of his contemporary generation.
44:01 – Every time a person visits the gravesite of a tzaddik, a new aspect of that person’s soul can be repaired.
יֵֽלְכוּ מֵחַ֣יִל אֶל־חָ֑יִל יֵֽרָאֶ֖ה אֶל־אֱלֹהִ֣ים בְּצִיּֽוֹן – “They go from strength to strength; he will appear to Hashem in Zion” (Tehillim 84:8).
49:21 – Q&R about visiting kivrei tzaddikim. Reference to Parshas Korach.
53:08 – The customs of Reb Michel Dorfman ז”ל and Rabbi Zvi Aryeh Rosenfeld ז”ל at kever Yochanan ben Zakkai and other kivrei tzaddikim in Eretz Yisrael. Rebbe Nachman used to go to the kever of Reb Yishaya m’Yanov ז”ל if he couldn’t get to the kever of the Baal Shem Tov HaKadosh and asked him to be a shaliach to the Baal Shem Tov.
55:37 – Q&R about visiting kivrei tzaddikim. Story of a rebbe and talmud heard from Reb Michel Dorfman ז”ל: when a student began giving gifts to his rebbe’s teacher (bypassing his own rebbe) Hashem’s judgement was brought against the student.