Sunday, February 22, 2009
This is the first of a series of posts concerning the Tzaddik’s control over nature.
When we think about the greatness of my father-in-law, the [Previous] Rebbe, and the fact that he left us ...
I don’t know why Hashem did this, but that is the fact of the situation. This is clearly not against his will, for in the case of a Rebbe the whole concept of “against his will” is not applicable. When the Rebbe agrees to something, he does so because that is what he wants. [The Rebbe said this also to an individual concerning a personal matter, saying:] May Hashem help you to understand that nothing can happen to a Rebbe against his will.
Toras Menachem, Vol. 5, p. 183 .