On the Day of Judgment, when the Holy One, blessed be He, shall judge the whole world in the Valley of Yehoshaphat... the Holy One, blessed be He, shall say (to man): 'My son .... did you look into the Merkavah? Did you look into the Sublime? For there is no greater delight in My world but the time that the students of the wise sit and busy themselves with the words of Torah, and gaze, look, see and dwell on the abundance in this study: about My Throne of Glory...

The famed Chassidic sage Rabbi Hillel of Paritsh was delegated by R. Dov Ber to visit numerous towns and villages. He was to collect funds to redeem coreligionists who had been incarcerated and for other charitable purposes. At the same time Rabbi Hillel was to encourage and strengthen the religious life of the communities he visited, and he reviewed for them Chassidic discourses he had learned in Lubavitch. The people he met on his travels ranged from the scholarly and perceptive to the quite simple, and this fact raised some doubts in Rabbi Hillel's mind. He asked R. Dov Ber whether to continue reviewing Chassidic discourses for those unable to understand them. The Rebbe answered in the affirmative and said: "The teachings of Chassidism are heard by the neshamah (soul). Scripture states, 'And flowing streams from Levanon (Lebanon)': Levanon stands for Lamed-Bet[and] Nun i.e., the Chochmah (wisdom) and Binah (understanding) in the neshamah. When the neshamah hears, there is a flow and stream in the illumination of the soul which vivifies the body, and this results in a strengthening of the asey tov (do good) relating to the 248 commandments [which the Torah enjoins man] to do, and of the sur mera (turn away from evil) relating to the 365 prohibitions [of the Torah]."