The Essential Rabbi Nachman
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A treasury of sayings, teachings, parables and stories
by the outstanding Chassidic sage, mystic and visionary,
Rabbi Nachman of Breslov (1772-1810),
whose message of faith, hope, courage, simplicity and joy
is essential to each one of us
and essential to the whole world.

Translated by
Avraham Greenbaum

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CONTENTS

Introduction

Life of Rabbi Nachman

Sources

Rabbi Nachman’s Song of Delight

The Unique Charm of Rabbi Nachman: Rabbi Nachman on himself

TEACHINGS:

Faith
Simplicity
Joy
The Purpose of Life
Serving God
Knowing God
Hitbodedut: Meditation and Personal Prayer
The Power of Speech
Prayer
Music, Song and Dance
Memory
Will and Desire
Patience
Courage
Torah Study
Purity of Thought
Purity of Mind and Heart
Wealth and Livelihood
Self Care and Eating
Clothes
Family
Charity
Shabbat and Festivals
Friendship
Attachment to the Tzaddik
Teshuvah: Returning to God
The Land of Israel
Mashiach
Today!!!

DREAMS AND VISIONS:

Tell this to your children
The visitor

PARABLES:

The Clay-Digger
Kaptzin Pasha
The Bitter Herb
The Treasure
The Turkey-Prince
The Tainted Grain
The Chandelier
The Horse and the Pump
Mirror image
The Sad Tzaddik
The Fixer

STORIES:

Why the Tzaddik tells stories
The Lost Princess
The Humble King
The Fly and the Spider
The Rabbi’s Only Son
The Sophisticate and the Simpleton
The Exchanged Children
From The Prayer Leader:
The Prayer Leader
The Country of Wealth
The Hand

From The Seven Beggars:
The Lost Children

The Blind Beggar
The Lost Gardener
The Beggar with no Hands

Tikkun HaKlali: The General Remedy

The Ten Psalms: English Translation
English Transliteration of the Hebrew

Rabbi Nachman’s Grave

Rabbi Nachman’s Rosh Hashanah

The Breslover Chassidim

A Day in the Life of a Breslover Chassid

Seven Pillars of Faith