Like Rebbe Nachman; Just to make up the story of the Seven Beggars takes the holiest imagination in the world. Or the story of The Master of Prayer. It takes way out imagination, right?

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The truth is, you cannot be a prophet without the utmost, unbelievable, most infinite imagination. A person who has no imagination can never be a prophet. You can be the holiest person in the world, but if you don’t have any imagination, it doesn’t work. Really, what is a holy soul? Someone who has great imagination.

Like Rebbe Nachman; Just to make up the story of the Seven Beggars takes the holiest imagination in the world. Or the story of The Master of Prayer. It takes way out imagination, right?

I’m not knocking it, but what is the difference between the great holy Rabbis who only knew Gemara and those who were the great Kabalists? Imagination. The more your imagination works, the closer you feel to the secrets of the world. The real truth is that to learn Gemara properly you also need imagination, the most way out imagination is in every word of the Gemara. But this is if you are already on the level, because then it also becomes a secret.

The holiness of the soul is really the holiness of imagination. What is a person who is really tied into this world imagining?

What is the whole thing of believing in the Mashiach or not believing in the Mashiach? It is a question of imagination, right? A person says, “Listen, I see the world. People believe in money, people believe in war. You will tell me that suddenly some day the Mashiach is coming on a donkey, he’ll blow a little trumpet, and the whole world will come running, and everybody will say, ich veis, “Shalom Aleichem!” It’s crazy!” It’s a question of imagination. If you have a good imagination, why not? That’s all there is to it. Why not?

Why are we dreaming at night? Because at night the only thing which we have is imagination. And the greatest vessel for dreams is imagination.

Rebbe Nachman says the most way out thing [amazing statement]; the strongest imagination that you need is to believe that G-d created heaven and earth. And to believe that, you really need imagination. You look at the world, and you see a solid world – you need the strongest and holiness imagination to see that G-d created heaven and earth.

Rebbe Nachman says that all the holy Tzadikim, all the holy people, had this strong imagination. And if you have this tremendous imagination, not only can you receive dreams, but you can interpret dreams – and even uplift someone else’s dreams.



Daily Torah Quote

Joke of the day

Little Josh was brought to Dr. Gill cause he hadn’t eaten anything for days. Dr. Gill offered him all the goodies he could think of. No luck. He tried a little scolding. It didn’t work. A little pleading, to no avail. Finally he sat down, faced the boy, looked him in the eye. He said, “Look young man, if you can be stubborn, so can I. You’re not going anywhere till you eat something. You can have whatever you want, but only after you have eaten will you leave.” Josh just sat and glared for some time, then said “OK. I’ll eat but I have some conditions. First, I’ll have exactly what I want and exactly how I want it and second you’ll share with me.” Dr. Gill was OK with this. He asked the child what he’d like. “Worms!” said Josh. Dr. Gill was horrified but didn’t want to back out and seem like a loser. So, he ordered a plate of worms to be brought in. “Not that many, just one,” yelled Josh as he saw the plate. So, everything other than one worm was removed. Josh then demanded that the single worm be cut into two pieces and then Dr. Gill eat half. Dr. Gill went through the worst ordeal of his life, and after finishing, barely managing to keep his cool, said, “OK, now eat!” Josh refused as he sobbed, “No way! You ate my half!”