Thursday, May 5, 2016

“Awe & Wisdom” p:41

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Page 41 of the pamphlet – (At 6th line from end of the page. Line starts: 'ubatzilus...') [page 31 in the book]. For text see below.

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What does 'light dressed into the world' mean?

Our thinking is refined by striving to relate to fine elements beyond our regular thinking...

We looked at the 'comprehension of the soul before it descends into the world'...


The gemara says, 'if there is no awe, there is no wisdom'. What is the relationship? Awe/yirah seems above in the realm of midot/emotions... But they are related. This is like the way that the knowledge that, 'there is a reality' precedes physical sight.

So the understanding of the soul, before the descent into the body, is exclusively about the Godly truth. It relates to the Godly truth without effort because it is part of it. There is no obstruction.

However, the Rebbe explains, that the soul only a reflection/ha-arah of the Godly light - ie that level which can be dressed into the world... Essence is qualitatively different to this.



Wednesday, May 4, 2016

“Total War” p:41

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Page 41 of the pamphlet – (At lower third of the page. Line starts: 'gilui...') [page 31 in the book]. For text see below.

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We are looking at a high level. 'An element of the Infinite Essence (atzmus ein sof)...'

And looking at the metaphor of a king helps us focus on this concept. A king is everywhere, but uninvolved in any of the qualities that emanate from him...

If the king can be identified be identified by means of his activities, then other activities would be second rank. This is like the top of the table being more important than the legs...

At the level of king, metziut and mehus completely coincide...

For the intellect the top of the table is much more crucial than the legs, but the king has a different perspective.

Tanya explains the total war between the Godly soul and the animal soul... The Godly soul wants the total submission of the animal soul... This kind of conflict is not rational. It is essential.


When kings fight it is essential. It is about ownership, not ideals.


This is how it is possible for sight and hearing to coincide – due to this essential level.

This is like the 'life-giving dew' (טל תחי׳). Only the Godly spirit can join the body and soul. Only atzmus ein sof – a Godly command, joins the body...

At the giving of Torah, there was the state of 'seeing what is usually heard...'

The Torah has a big focus on names, and God gives things names. This indicates an essential presence rather than a functional presence.

Adam/man is a final creation. That's why Adam is a real name. The neshama as it is above before being dressed in a body does not have a name.



“Give Me The City; First I Take Manhatten” p:41

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Page 41 of the pamphlet – (At just below the middle of the page. Line starts: 'hadavar...') [page 31 in the book]. For text see below.

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How does it happen that the metziut and the mehus are equalized? The form and the essence seem to be worlds apart!

This is impossible for the mind to grasp.

In all worldly contexts there is a difference. The place where they converge is in atzmus/essence. This is seen in the metaphor of the king. For him there is no difference between the 5 star general and the foot soldier.


This cannot be understood at the level of mind. This can only be related to at the level of nullification before the king...!



Tuesday, May 3, 2016

“Hear This; See This” p:41

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Page 41 of the pamphlet – (At just below the middle of the page. Line starts: 'hadavar...') [page 31 in the book]. For text see below.

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Sight sees the reality. It says, 'look, here's a table.' It is not deductive. It sees the mehus. It sees, 'what this is about'.


The faculty of hearing by contrast, deals with the metzius – thinginess. The table starts with legs that connect to a board. It is deductive.


The the Rebbe points out that even at the level of hearing, there is a level of sight, and mehus. Design elements are reflective of the Godly source. This is the meaning of 'shomim et ha nireh' – seeing that which is heard...


Tuesday, April 19, 2016

“Host Me” p:41

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Page 41 of the pamphlet – (At just below the middle of the page. Line starts: 'shebah...') [page 31 in the book]. For text see below.


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