Chayey Moharan – Shlomo Ephraim – Master of the Field of Souls – I Will Now Begin Telling Stories – Tikkun Layl Shavuos – Speaker: Rabbi Nasan Maimon.
00:00 – PARAGRAPH 150. Letter from Rav Avraham Kalisker ז”ל.
06:30 – PARAGRAPH 151. Rebbe Nachman’s journey to Novorich, Zaslov, Dubno, and Brody (1805-1806). The passing of Rebbe Nachman’s young son, Shlomo Ephraim. Reference to Likutey Moharan 65 and the “Field of Souls”.
08:55 – Also during this year Rebbe Nachman announced to his students, “I will now begin telling stories.”
09:52 – A fire broke out in the Shul of Breslov on Yom Kippur.
12:16 – Rebbe Nachman spoke about the story of the Shebetovka. Rebbe Nachman concludes: “I don’t regret anything” – with regard to his taking on suffering in order to be able to accomplish certain Tikkunim on behalf of Klal Yisrael.
14:35 – In Kremenchug, Rebbe Nachman’s daughter Sarah gave birth to a son, Yisrael ben Sarah – which was the name of the Baal Shem Tov Hakodesh. Following this, Rebbe Nachman left on a six month journey. The following winter the Rebbe and his family suffered a number of illnesses and difficulties.
19:21 – Rav Noson of Nemirov ז”ל emphasized how much suffering the Tzaddikim go through in order to repair the souls of Am Yisrael.
20:34 – Q&R about Rebbe Nachman’s taking on suffering but having no regrets. Why do Tzaddikim suffer?
22:25 – Q&R clarification that Rebbe Nachman’s daughter recovered after she gave birth to her son.
23:02 – Q&R about “souls with no clothing” – these are souls outside of Gan Eden that need spiritual clothing to complete their journey into Gan Eden.
24:28 – PARAGRAPH 152. Rebbe Nachman speaks about the “Master of the Field”.
25:47 – PARAGRAPH 153. Rebbe Nachman traveled to Novorich. He brought his wife to Zaslov to see the doctors there where they stayed for two months, until her passing on Erev Shavuos.
30:00 – PARAGRAPH 155. “I am like a little boy who doesn’t want to go to school.”
30:50 – PARAGRAPH 156. “Wherever I go, I’m going to Eretz Yisrael” – Rebbe Nachman of Breslov.
32:21 – PARAGRAPH 157 – “Today we’re starting something new!” Then he disguised himself and traveled to Zaslov, Ostrog, Dubno, and Brody. He “heard” [the sound of the souls] of the people there, [as if they were] screaming “Money, money, money!”
34:09 – PARAGRAPH 158. Usually we eat meat on a holiday. The only exception is the first day, morning meal on Shavuos. Description of Tikkun Layl Shavuos. “I wanted to complete the meal with Torah, but they’re trying to make me into a greater person, who ends the meal with eating.” That is, a person who learns Torah in order to know how to eat.
37:20 – NOTE about the Karliner Rebbe. “You make a bracha in order to eat. I eat in order to make a bracha.”
38:35 – The importance of Pas Shacharis – eating a meal with bread in the morning – when a person makes six blessings.
39:28 – Q&R about Rebbe Nachman’s ability to “hear” people of a town “shouting” about money. They weren’t actually shouting.
39:54 – Q&R about Rebbe Nachman’s return from Eretz Yisrael.
40:54 – PARAGRAPH 159. In Zaslow Rebbe Nachman became very ill and asked his students to pray for him.
41:58 – PARAGRAPH 160. Rebbe Nachman tells the story of “The Spider and the Fly” but the ending of the story is missing.
42:57 – PARAGRAPH 161. Rebbe Nachman contracted tuberculosis which finally took his life three years later.
43:38 – PARAGRAPH 162. He told his students that he knew that this illness would take his life. He told students that he needs “shishim gibborim” – sixty powerful men – like the Baal Shem Tov. He said that among his students, these shishim gibborim would eventually emerge. He spoke about how he wanted to pass away in Eretz Yisrael, but that if he did, no one would visit his grave.
44:31 – Rebbe Nachman cried one Shabbos, and thereafter made another journey. Along the way, he again mentioned the “sixty powerful ones” that he needed.
45:58 – Rebbe Nachman expressed the wish to pass away in Eretz Yisrael, but was concerned that if he would, his students would be able to visit his grave.