Speaking about how he had begged chassidim to learn and spread more Chassidus without avail, the Rebbe choked up and said that even a small effort would bring Hashem’s salvation.
“In the last few years, many manuscripts of Chassidus were discovered, while concurrently the opposition to Chassidus has diminished dramatically,” the Rebbe said emphatically as the Purim 5723 farbrengen drew to a close.
“This should have caused everyone to submerge themselves in Chassidus, and to disseminate it to the point that all of chutza is flooded with Chassidus. But relative to the potential, nothing has moved anyone!
“It’s certainly not deliberate; everyone must have good excuses. But all the excuses have not produced another half-hour, or a quarter-hour, of Chassidus study…
“There were things I hoped people would do on their own; some things I didn’t rely on the hope and explicitly asked for; other things I didn’t rely on the request, so I demanded… Yet, this one hasn’t finished, this one is still beginning, and the other hasn’t begun…”
At this point the Rebbe choked up and continued emotionally, “There is no need to break walls or burst doors, as the Midrash says that it is only necessary to make an opening like the point of a needle, and Hashem’s salvation will come…”
(Toras Menachem vol. 36 p. 232)
From The Weekly Farbrengen by Merkaz Anash