The great thing about Rabbi Nachman is that he's a complete surprise, no one saw him coming, the world saw the founding fathers; Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, the world saw the giving of the Torah and Moses, and later the world saw Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai, the Ariza"l, and the Baal Shem Tov, and the world thought - that's it -- there's nothing new until the coming of the Messiah. Messiah, Messiah, Messiah, the world had despaired, they said, that's it, settle down, follow what-ever rabbi you have and hold on till the coming of the Messiah. So H"Y says: SURPRISE SURPRISE!!!! Enter Rabbi Nachman, he's a complete surprise - and he is ever effusing with novelties - as he said of himself that he's a complete novelty. See, the Holy One Blessed He so to speak also likes fun, and He also doesn't like goody-goodies. There are holy people that are busy trying to look good - even when this is to look good in the eyes of Heaven - that's called a goody-goody, and the general rule is that the Kingdom of Heaven is similar to that of earth, and just like here there is something very unbecoming of this mannerism, so too we can say that the Holy One Blessed He is not very taken by such behaviour. But surprises, full of fresh novelty -- that is extremely valuable in the eyes of G-d and man. Nanach is so to speak G-d's ace, G-d's trump card, something He had up His Divine Sleeve, or let us say His Divine Talis (Prayer Shawl)....
So, what the Holy One Blessed He is doing, His holy tzaddikim are also doing, and just when the Breslov Chasidim thought that they had everything down pat, and they were settling down to continue the holy ways of Breslov the way they knew it, Rabbi Nachman says - oh hoa hoa - do I have a surprise for you! SURPRISE SURPRISE, in the merit of Saba not being able to cope with just the routine standards of Breslov, even the strongest words - and they are very strong B"H - of Rabbainu simply weren't enough for him, so Rabbainu says - that's it, you forced my hand, I have to reveal to you my surprise!!!! SURPRISE SURPRISE!!!! Welcome the holy Petek, the ace, the trump card of Rabbainu!!!
Are there going to be more surprises - or do I hear the footsteps of the Messiah?!?!?!
Na Nach Nachma Nachman MeUman!!!!
Great blessings of Na Nach Nachmu Nachman Meuman!