What causes the Rebbe inner joy and pleasure? Can one pass time aimlessly and be a mekushar? Can you bribe the Rebbe by learning Sichos? A fascinating yechidus from 5732.
A transcript of a bochur’s yechidus from 5732 (1972):
“Hashem should help that the next time you come in you should be able to write of the good that you do, and not only the negative. When I hear of a bochur in Tomchei Temimim who learns, davens and acts appropriately, this gives me simcha un tanug nafshi upnimi (personal, inner joy and pleasure).
“The opposite effect is also self-understood. Certainly, at least out of ahavas Yisroel, you and your friends at the yeshiva will work to this end…
“Regarding this that you ask a bracha for hiskashrus – it is obvious that one cannot drei zich arum pust un past (pass time aimlessly) and concurrently be a mekushar.
“A bochur in Tomchei Temimim who doesn’t keep the times, learn or daven properly – I won’t accept bribery from the fact that he learns Likutei Sichos periodically and does me a favor by getting involved in ufaratzta activities…
“Hashem should help you to become a true tomim, a true mekushar, firstly by being tomim (wholesome) with Hashem, with simcha. And we should be able to say with pride ‘reu gidulim shegidalti – look at the offspring that we have raised.’”
(Teshurah Slavatici, Adar 5766)