It is important that friends always be there for each other
It is important that friends always be there for each other. This is especially true of friends who together are trying to follow in the ways of the Tzaddik, Rebbe Nachman, and to come close to him. They should be constantly encouraging one another and inspiring each other further in Avodas Hashem. This is known amongst Breslover Chassidim as Sichas Chaverim, to make a point of making time every day to speak with your fellow Chassidim about the teachings of the Rebbe and their practical application to everyday life.
One might ask, what is the most important idea with which they should be encouraging each other?
It would seem from Likutei Moharan Lesson #13, that they should remind each other of the great strength and ability of the Tzaddik. A force which is so powerful, that it can elevate even the lowest and most broken of souls. The Tzaddik has the ability to elevate and give new hope, even to those who have yet to leave their undesirable ways and to enter into holiness even a hair’s-breadth.
This is the most important encouragement for every person. For even if somebody is the worst of the worst, whoever he may be. Even if at this moment he is still going through whatever he may be going through. As long as one holds onto the Tzaddik, he has always has hope.
Based on Meshivas Nefesh 3
Copyright (R) 2009 Breslov Research Institute
QUESTION FOR COMMENT: HOW DO YOU ENCOURAGE YOUR FRIENDS? CAN YOU SHARE AN EXPERIENCE?