The great importance in telling stories of miracles performed by tzaddikim. The Midrash asks, ‘What is light? It is the deeds of the tzaddikim. And what is darkness? It is the deeds of the reshaim.'” In other words, the stories concerning the deeds of the tzaddikim are light; and those of the reshaim are darkness. And so he who can differentiate between light and darkness can tell the tales of tzaddikim.
And through the telling of these stories, a person can purify his mind. He can save himself from aggravation, from suffering. For the confusion that takes place in a person’s mind comes from small-mindedness.
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