“The Plans Are Not Mine”

When the honorary president of Chabad of Binghamton University asked the Rebbe for a bracha to “succeed in implementing the Rebbe’s plans,” the Rebbe noted that the plans are not his own.

Before setting out on shlichus to South America in Cheshvan 5748 (1988), a yungerman wrote to the Rebbe asking for guidance:

“Since iy”H people will be seeking my advice, how will I know how to accurately execute the Rebbe’s wish?”

The Rebbe responded: “Obviously by executing what is prescribed in Shulchan Aruch.”

When the honorary president of Chabad of Binghamton University came by the dollars’ distribution, on Rosh Chodesh Tammuz 5750 (1990), he asked the Rebbe for a bracha “that we succeed in implementing the Rebbe’s plans for Binghamton.”

“The plans are not mine,” the Rebbe interjected, “they are the plans of the Shulchan Aruch. And since the Shulchan Aruch is on your side, you will surely have good news.”

(Slavaticki Teshurah Elul 5761; Zorea Tzedakos Matzmiach Yeshuos, Page 30)

From The Weekly Farbrengen by Merkaz Anash

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  1. “It is not my plans. It is the plans of the Shulchan Aruch. That means you have the aid of all the Shulchan Aruch on your side, and then certainly you will have good news.”

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