Friday, February 12, 2016

“Knowing Hands” p:31/23

AyinBase / Ayin Beis with R' Paltiel, Shvat 5776 



Page 31 of pamphlet – (lower third of the page. Line starts: 'umekoro...'). Page 23 of the book. For text see below.

Questions and comments:

What is the sechel/mind of the vessel/keili?

It would seem to have no wisdom unto itself.

Think of your hand doing a task. It has a level of 'mind' and sensitivity. This is the sechel/mind of the keili/vessel.


There is wisdom in the hand, but it is a the level of the keili/vessel.



Thursday, February 11, 2016

“Light Remains Light” p:31/23

AyinBase / Ayin Beis with R' Paltiel, Shvat 5776 



Page 31 of pamphlet – (lower third of the page. Line starts: 'hu...'). Page 23 of the book. For text see below.

Questions and comments:

We have looked at what is the light, what is the vessel, and what is the light that is dressed into the vessel.

The light, even while dressed into the vessel is identical to how it is in the very source – 'the light remains light, no matter where it is!'

sechel/mind always remains focussed on 'what is this about'. In human life, nothing happens inadvertently.

And the hasagah and chochmah of the vessel, is the point of the keili. The vessel did not come about inadvertently. It was created due to a certain principle.

The vessel facilitates the revelation of the light. It allows a human being to eat and drink without losing his stature. This is the hasagah of the keili/vessel.


The vessel does not have 'essential truth', but it allows for the essential truth to shine through.

So the essence of the light and the essence of the vessel are not in the same reality. The essence of the vessel allows for the essence of the light be revealed in this world.


How is it possible for light to be dressed in a vessel? Or for a body to come to life? This is due to the bitul/nullification of the vessel to the light. This comes from the fact that the light conceptualizes the vessel in the first place. It is the light that gives the vessel the will to be a vessel. 

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

“Show Me Slowly” p:31/23

AyinBase / Ayin Beis with R' Paltiel, Shvat 5776 



Page 31 of pamphlet – (lower third of the page. Line starts: 'de-inyan...'). Page 23 of the book. For text see below.

Questions and comments:

The vessel brings out a specific quality that is contained in the light.



“Have a Drink” p:31/23

AyinBase / Ayin Beis with R' Paltiel, Shvat 5776 



Page 31 of pamphlet – (lower third of the page. Line starts: 'ruck...'). Page 23 of the book. For text see below.

Questions and comments:

We are dealing with a number of comparisons. We are comparing the light to the vessel. To make this kind of comparison there must be something in the vessel that approximates light...

The vessel suits what it carries.


The cup is suited to the water it contains.


The vessel is suited to the light it contains. It represents and brings out a certain aspect of the light.

Yet there is an enormous difference between the light that is invested in the vessel, and the vessel itself.

Yet there is a comparison between the two – the cup is created and used, so that a man can drink with dignity.

This is like the difference between the house and the home.



Tuesday, February 9, 2016

“Daylight” p:31/23

AyinBase / Ayin Beis with R' Paltiel, Shvat 5776 



Page 31 of pamphlet – (just below the middle of the page. Line starts: 'de-inyan...'). Page 23 of the book. For text see below.

Questions and comments:

What is understanding at the level of the vessels (hasaga be-ofen hakeili)?

There's a difference between light and daylight. Daylight is light at the level of chochmah. It is beyond the functional. You don't call it daytime cos you can see across the street. But the functional element of light is present.


So the same light can be dressed into a vessel.

There's the light that can become dressed into the vessel, and it has 2 aspects. There's the way the vessel takes it and there is the way it is at essence.