Likutei Sichos – Vol 36 p 1 ff Introduction: Bitachon, the Chovas HaLilavos “Ladder of Faith”. The struggle for faith is real and takes us all our lives to achieve. Page one.
Likutei Sichos – Vol 36 p 1 ff Continued, why relatives shouldn’t be able to be objective. Why does Torah consider being an informer so bad. It is unnatural to expose relatives. Page One.
Likutei Sichos – Vol 36 p 1 ff Question: Rashi’s issue is that Moshe was afraid and yet didn’t escape. The Rebbe’s question is why does Rashi bring both Pshatutim, Pshat and Midrash. The Pshat must have some merit also. Page 1-2.
Likutei Sichos – Vol 36 p 1 ff Bitachon and Emuna are not philosophies but levels of connection. The difference is whether one views Hashem as doing only overt good. Question: Why would one have trust, perhaps he had forfeited it with his sin? Page 2-3.
Likutei Sichos – Vol 36 p 1 ff Questioning the optimism of Bitachon, isn’t humility a virtue? Suggested answer: perhaps Bitachon means not to worry, because even bad comes from Hashem. Page 3,
Likutei Sichos – Vol 36 p 1 ff 1) Continuation from last class: perhaps Bitachon is simply not worrying, but not that all that will happen will be overtly good. 2) The rejection of this idea. The Rebbe (quotes the Chovas HaLivavos and) proves that Bitachon MUST mean that one believes that all in his...
Likutei Sichos – Vol 36 p 1 ff Introduction to final answer: Story (and commentary on) “Tracht gut vet zein gut”. Page 4.
Likutei Sichos – Vol 36 p 1 ff “Tracht gut” creates the “vet zein gut”. Page 4-5.
Cont. The Bitachon is a Keli for the miracle. Page 5.
Likutei Sichos – Vol 36 p 1 ff Conclusion. Answer to the questions about Moshe’s (and Yaakov’s) fear. The fear removed the space in which the miracle could have occurred. [Commentary: by such Tzadikim this isn’t weakness but a choice]. Page 5-6.
Likutei Sichos – Vol 36 p 1 ff After thought: stories about Faith and Trust.