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Chazal teach us ‘Aseh Lecha Rav’. Therefore every chossid has his own Rebbe whom he follows.
B”H I have the zchus of personally knowing and being close to several Rebbes of different Chassidic dynasties. And so now and then I do go and ask them for advice. But I wouldn’t necessarily follow all of their dictates. I would respect them of course. Like, I wouldn’t think of taking pictures of the Vizhnitz-Monsey Rebbe shlita, or I wouldn’t bring a laptop into a Satmarer Beis Medrash. But I would also not throw it out of my house because the Satmar Rebbe shlita said so.
I will do whatever my rebbe says even if it’s contradicting to whatever another Rebbe said. Reb Yisroel Friedman of Rizhin zt”l - the holy Rizhiner - used to say: “Whenever tzadikim have machlokes (a dispute), the chassidim should stay away from it. For, when a tzadik has machlokes it is l’sheim shomayim (for the sake of G-d).” Simple Jews like me shouldn’t mingle with these kind of things.
I am sure that the dictates of another Rebbe are all l’sheim shomayim. That they have the best intentions and everything. But since I have my own Rebbe, I will follow him.
This is a follow up on this post.