[At some point in the above farbrengen, the Rebbe Rayatz cited the following metaphor that his father had once used.]

Stones are varied. Certain stones are suited to construction, some are precious and luminous gems, some are decorative, and some stones serve as segulos. Every kind of stone, however, needs a setting. For example, construction stones need settings made of soil and mortar, while the settings of precious stones are made of silver or gold or fine gold.

[The listener who wrote the above notes added here: “I don’t recall exactly how this subject concluded. However, the metaphor evidently alludes to the teaching of Chassidus to an audience of varied listeners, and its message is that each of those ‘settings’ needs to be an appropriate receptacle for the various ‘gems’ being displayed.”]