that “even in
this world of action
[the physical world] (not just the supernal worlds)…he is
present,”“more than when he was alive.”The underlying reason, asexplained there in
:“The life of a
isnot physical life but spirituallife, which is faith, and [the]fear and love [of G-d].” Thus,“when the
was aliveupon the earth, these threequalities were contained withintheir ‘vessel’ and ‘garment’ inthe realm of physical space, which is the dimension of thesoul as it is bound to its body.”This passage of
teachesthat during the physical life of the
he was subject tothe limitations of a physicalbody – albeit a
holy of holies
, but ultimately he was still limited by a physicalbody. For example, when thebody becomes fatigued fromTorah study, from giving
, and the like, it mustrest.However, after the
, it is understood thatthe Rebbe is not constrainedby bodily limitations. Thus,his efforts and influence are
.This is so with regard to theRebbe’s service in the Worldof Truth [in Heaven]. There,he is constantly involved withthe study of Torah and thefulfillment of Mitzvos (in themanner by which Mitzvos canbe performed in the World of Truth).Likewise this is true withregard to the Rebbe’s service“in this world of action [thephysical world],” for “hisprogeny is alive.” That is, hisstudents/emissaries study Torahand fulfill Mitzvos with hisenergy and on his
–“the emissary of a man is likehimself” – “[going] upon thestraight path he has instructedof his ways, and we shall walk upon his path forevermore.” All those who add in the studyof Torah and the fulfillment of Mitzvos overtly add in “he isalive,” including with regard toevoking blessings and bringingabout salvation and successto the Chassidic communityand to all the Jewish people. After his
, all of thisbeneficence is bestowed “
morethan when he was alive
It comes out that althoughthirty-five years have alreadypassed since the
of my revered father-in-law, theRebbe, G-d forbid to say thatfor thirty-five years now hehas not been among us.
G-d have mercy upon us for such amindset!
The opposite is true. Forthirty-five years now the Rebbehas been present among us and within us “
than when he was alive,” and from year to year his vitality and activity inthe physical world
progressively gains force
. That is, he isbecoming more active and hisactivities are being performed with more vitality, in a mannerof “
–advancing in matters of holiness.”This goes well with whatthe Rebbe discusses in the
distributed onthe day of his
[YudShvat 5710, the day of his
]. There the Rebbestates that the term “
”signifies bringing about a moreprofound manifestation andrevelation of G-dliness. Thus,[the related term] “
”is to be understood in the sensethat he is manifest and revealedin a greater way, “more than when he was alive”!
(From the address of 12 Tammuz5745)
The opposite is true. For thirty-ve years now theRebbe has been present among us and within us“more than when he was alive,” and from year to year hisvitality and activity in the physical world progressivelygains force.
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