AyinBase with R' Paltiel 11/30/11 Tuesday 4 Kislev 5772
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The talking bird has the ability to arouse the interest of the king, even though usually he is very removed. The bird is a novelty. More novel than a 'tight-rope' walker. Dibur is a uniquely human quality.
The Zohar says about Shimon bar Yochai that he has the face of the Master. He doesn't represent himself. Himself is Him. The servant is equated with the Master. This is what the tzaddik is.
There was a man in the Isreali army, who had to keep track of fallen soldiers. He came and visited the Rebbe one year and said, 'we have lost this year 30 soldiers' and the rebbe said '32'. The general went home and checked the records and the Rebbe was right.
The next year the general asked the Rebbe, “How did you know?”
The Rebbe answered, “Every soul that comes to this world and leaves this world comes through this room.”