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Heard here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gag_myt1hWw

Is this quotation correct? If so, where is the source? Thank you.

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    It's a very common quote, if you substitute "religion" for "Torah". Commented Jan 17, 2023 at 18:09
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    In my experience, people commonly attribute phrases and aphorisms to Rebbe Nachman that he never said, just because they sound good. E.g. "the day you were born is the day Hashem decided that the world couldn't exist without you" or something similar - I have it on good authority from a Breslover mashpia that there is no legitimate source from Rebbe Nachman where he says that.
    – Yehuda
    Commented Jan 17, 2023 at 18:26
  • @Yehuda see judaism.stackexchange.com/questions/27550/…, might be Oral Tradition, or even earlier than Rebbe Nachman.
    – Rabbi Kaii
    Commented Jan 17, 2023 at 18:31
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    @Yehuda, that quote about the day you were born was from R Kook, with toe in to עד שנולדתי איני כדאי... From Vidui. It is a real thought, but a misattribution. Like the way many Mussarists' thoughts are said in the name of the Chafeitz Chaim or if the speaker leans more Chassidic - R Zushia. Commented Jan 18, 2023 at 11:02
  • R Lord Jonathan Sacks zt"l used the line in this question a lot. Commented Jan 18, 2023 at 11:03

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