A college student once asked the Rebbe what is his job. The Rebbe gestured to the ceiling of his room and replied:
Do you see that light bulb? It is connected by wires to an electrical generating station that powers the whole of Brooklyn. And that plant is connected to turbo-generators at Niagara Falls that power the whole of New York State and more.
Every one of us is a light bulb wired into an infinitely powerful generator. But the room may still be dark, because the connection has yet to be made, and it is hard to find a switch in the dark.
The job of a rebbe is to take your hand in that dark room and help it find the switch.
Studying Torah is not an academic exercise. We (I) must study Torah, observe it and do it. It is all about learning, observing and then doing. Doing is the key.
Moshe found out what HaShem’s biggest secret is. This is G-d’s biggest secret. HaShem has thirteen attributes of mercy. If you utter sincerely and repent properly these thirteen attributes of mercy this will be you get outta jail free card.
This will always work.
Faith is much higher than intellect.
We must have the faith to know that G-d and His vessels are one as well as G-d and His energy are one.
Think about this for more than a minute or two. For HaShem wisdom and action are the same. Yet for me wisdom and action are five levels apart.
This really knocked me for a loop. Intellect is the highest in man. Yet in G-d’s eyes intellect is lowest because intellect and deed are the same thing. This is due to fact that HaShem is in essence higher than intellect.