The Empty Chair: Finding Hope and Joy - Timeless Wisdom from a Hasidic Master, Rebbe Nachman of Breslov

“Know!
A person walks in life on a very narrow bridge.
The most important thing is not to be afraid.”

A treasury of insights and advice for living joyously and spiritually today, for people of all faiths—and no faith.

One of the great spiritual seekers, Rebbe Nachman of Breslov (1772–1810) is among the most often quoted of the Hasidic masters. Even after two centuries, his teachings have a potent, meaningful message: Never lose hope; find joy and cause for happiness in everything that happens to you.

In these pages, his powerful wisdom brings us inspiration for life today.

“Always remember:
joy is not merely incidental
to your spiritual quest.
It is vital.”

Rebbe Nachman of Breslov
1772–1810

To some, Rebbe Nachman is best known for stories that possess profound depth and speak to the very soul. To others, his teachings shed light on some of life’s deepest mysteries. Now, as before, he speaks to a spiritually seeking generation in strong and uplifting ways.Teacher, guide and spiritual master, Rebbe Nachman provides vital words of inspiration for life today.

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By Melissa (Brazil) · ★★★★☆ · October 05, 2008
If I were rating this according to a feel-good or self-help book, I'd lower the rating: it's comprised of a limited number of quotes from Rebbe Nachman of Breslov - insightful but sparse and not elaborated. Yet, I picked up the book on the first night of the Jewish New Year, prior to which I had... ...more
By Steve (Los Angeles, CA) · ★★★★☆ · April 19, 2008
"Most people think of forgetfulness as a defect, I consider it a great benefit." Reb Nachman page 108 ...more
By Bruce (The United States) · ★★★★★ · January 04, 2015
Deep Sayings of The Hasidic Teacher: Nachman of Breslov.
One sentence can open up
an hour of meditation.
He suffered deeply and told how to overcome with joy.
Not with empty sayings, but with personal example and practical advice.
Simple, not easy.
I get something new every time I pick it up.
Every r... ...more
By Gabriela · ★★★★★ · June 24, 2014
short and simple, yet beautiful! ...more
By Meredith (The United States) · ★☆☆☆☆ · May 29, 2008
Nice to start the morning out with. ...more