Tuesday, January 17, 2017

“You Have a Name” p 61




The level of the 'source of lights' which precedes the tzimtzum is the origin of His desire to present Himself and allow Himself to be know.
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You Have a Name” p 61
Ayin Base with R' Paltiel. Tevet 5777

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Page 61 [of the pamphlet] top line of the page – line starts: 'ha-bli-gvul'. (P46 in the book)

A person has a name. The name establishes him as a true presence. When he's not there I have a way to refer to him. A direct reference.

A name of God is a direct reference to Him. It is recognition of presence, 'tho you don't see Him.

There are 2 levels of His name. Above and within the seder hishtalshalus (the download of creation).

The name above is the source of the lights.

We have intelligence, which is a faculty of the living soul. The basis of knowledge is to 'know there is a first being'. Not 'taking us space' but cleaving to Him is the primary reality of intelligence/soul.

The level of the 'source of lights' which precedes the tzimtzum is the origin of His desire to present Himself and allow Himself to be know.


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Monday, January 16, 2017

“Inspiration At The Edge of Town” p 60

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Inspiration At The Edge of Town” p 60
Ayin Base with R' Paltiel. Tevet 5777

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Page 60 [of the pamphlet] 3rd line from end of the page – line starts: 'chaim'. (P46 in the book)

Chochmah/wisdom flows directly from the soul.

It cannot be grasped. It is a direct connection. This is like water. Living water indicates the source of the wisdom/inspiration.

Sight is a good metaphor for chochmah. You see something outside/distinct from yourself. But you are as close as you can get.

And when we perceive that there is a Source, then it is real. It is being shown to us.

Chochmah relates only to the purest truth. It is not via a process of discovery. It contains the light that includes all the other sphirot – the 'light that encompasses all the others'.

And there is a drawing of an element of the infinite light as it is unto itself...

this is the effect of tshuvah/repentance. In order to transform impurity to purity you need to reach all the way to the source.

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Sunday, January 15, 2017

“Ashes At The Edge of Town” p 60


If one pursues the world fully, you eventually become dissatisfied. People go to extremes, in an attempt to experience life. Eventually he gives up on all form and goes to the bottom-line, “there's ground under my feet and that's all I know”. This is the fallen-down position. There is no intelligence nor sensation.
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Ashes At The Edge of Town” p 60
Ayin Base with R' Paltiel. Tevet 5777

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Page 60 [of the pamphlet] Below middle of the page – line starts: 'ha-aytz'. (P46 in the book)

We have identified 2 elements – the essence and the form.

Think of food. There are 2 aspects. The taste and then there's the filling of the belly.

Taste is like desire taking a form. The way it is presented is part of this.

And then there is the 'filling-up'.

These two elements are effective based on an inherent desire in the person. If there is appreciation of food it is a sign of an appreciation for life. And this desire/appreciation has to be directed.

Being 'outside' means a degenerate or 'fallen-down' position.

This would be like the case of food-addition.

This is like essence of desire – desire unhinged – the life element fallen into physicallity.

This fallen force needs to be redirected and utilized on the side of holiness. It has enormous power.

What is “fallen-dow”?

The world has 'grace and beauty' as well as 'gross and coarse' aspects – a full reality.


A person relates to these elements with a degree of intelligence. This is relating to the essential vitality that Hashem gave him.


If one pursues the world fully, you eventually become dissatisfied. People go to extremes, in an attempt to experience life. Eventually he gives up on all form and goes to the bottom-line, “there's ground under my feet and that's all I know”. This is the fallen-down position. There is no intelligence nor sensation.

He has given up of making sense of the world and he let's the world control him. He has fallen into absurd activity.

The sacrificial process of the Red Heifer is the rectification of this situation.

Burning to the level of ashes is the destruction of any meaningful form of the previous desire.

This is only done with the help of God. This is like hitting rock bottom. You cannot get out alone. This is the work of Elazar the priest/cohen, whose name means 'Kel ozer' – 'God helps'.

The form of his desire requires complete destruction by burning – till only the ashes remain – which is the simple will – an essential force.

The simple will is not made by man and it is not a reaction to anything. It is a direct creation of the Creator.

And this simple desire can now be transferred to holiness, till the man says, “Yes! This is what I want!”

This is a powerful will and longing for godliness – a will without restrictions... Godliness is the only suitable object for this desire.

It is unbridled. It is unlimited. The only unlimited desire is towards Godliness.

This is felt in the animal soul in the faculty of simple desire.

And to direct it correctly is only by means of Elazar – God's help.

One who comes to purify himself will be assisted.

The assist is to connect to the source of purity, and not to the purity as you experience it... without that assist, you fall back down. You make the experience 'yours' and you begin to fall right back.

A man goes for purity. And his job is to 'let himself be helped'. He must acknowledge it is God's Torah and His will.

This is to get free of yourself.

This way, by the service of the Red Heifer, living waters can be drawn from above.

Water is chochmah. And you may think chochmah/inspiration/widom is good enough! But when it is connected back to its source, and you step out of a worldly form then it is 'living'! And it is connected back to the infinite Source.

The minute you recognize you are not alone in your work, but that He wants your success then you are in a completely different world.


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Map of the shiur/class - prepared by Michoel Pais:

Tziur and Essence
Ex: Desiring Food. 2 aspects
1) the Taste
2) the filling up

The taste is the taavah coming into a form. Enticing. Presentation is enticing.

Filling up of stomach.

Both depend on principle of inherent desire. If one has no desirr, neither taste nor form do anything.

"Kol oichel tisaev nafshoi" - tehillim.
One can has"v lose sense of life to such an extent that even food he doesn't want.

Desiring Food is a expression of life.
But
Must be directed to Avodas Hashem.

"The fall down." Nefila.
One can eat without stop. Beyond hunger. Some (traditions & diseases) even throw up to eat more.

Koach haMisaave.
This is etsem koach of Taavah. Beyond intelligence and emotion. Totally a body level experience. Beyond justification.
Essential koach within nefesh habahamis. Seeks to satisfy a taavah. Represents essential life force of nefesh habahamis.

Ex: world has tremendous opportunity and yet much coarseness. Variety, opposites, etc. One chooses with intelligence.
Sub Ex: one lives in North Pole. Likes to walk on crisp snow, frsh air, etc. One prefers hot sun of florida beach with spread legs and hands sprawled out.

^different means to relate to the a essential chayus which Hashem gives. Real world that Gd gave him.

In seeking this path, one eventually gets totally disappointed in all these pleasures. Even goes to extremes. Ex: 200mph race car.
Loses track of what he is doing. Loses form.

Nefila. Non definable intelligently, emotionally at all. Gives up making sense of it. Falls as low as world will let him fall. Lets world control him. Addicted person. Absurd activity. Cant get ahold of himself b/c abandoned himself.

To regain his status:

Parah haAdumah. Avodah that should be done to person is done to the animal but ultimately is reflected on person himself.

Take it, sprinkle blood, burn down to ashes. Nullifying any kind of meaningful enticement from the taavah.

Ashes - essential reality (rock bottom) of the nefesh habahamis.

Elevating begins. Must be done with Eliazar. Keil oizar.  Solicits help from Hashem.

Q: why must one first go down to go up?
A: Must go to point where he recognizes that he cannot do it on his own. Needs help to drag himself out. Hashem.

Form of tree: from the 3 elements. Get burnt out. What remains? Etsem haMahoos.

Yetzer hora: Form of ra.
Rotzon, Seichel, Midos of it. (form, enticement of the ra). Design. Drawn to it, its exciting, nice presentation (ex: yummy plate of food).
^needs burning down and completely destroying.
Cannot be incorporated in Kedushah.

Remains: Ashes. Essential force of desire.
Why would one eat beyond capacity? Stomach is in control, not seichel, midos, rotzon. עצם כח המתאווה הפשוט
Not based on experience.
Simple. Does not have means of grasping. Not a result of reaction.
Poshut. Direct creation from the Creator. To create poshut must be from Creator.
Anything created by experience is not poshut.

Yet,
This can be transformed to Kedushah!
To be tokeif (powerful) rotzon to Elokus, beyond restriction, constraint, definition.

Elokus is the only Reality that there is. Pure reality of Elokus, infinite.

[To transform the 3 klipos hatmeios, cannot do it on your own.]

Rambam. 1st principle of wisdom, sh yesh sham Motsuo Rishon. Basis of existence. World cannot be without that. Powerful tokeif l'Elokus is looking for that Reality itself.

Felt in the nefesh habahamis.

Dilema: How does he know to put it into Elokus? He has fallen down "to the ground"? Where is kedushah? What does he know about it?

And That explains whybmitzvas parah adumah was davka by Eliazar.
Explained in Yalkut: Eliazar is Keil Oizar.
The G-dly Assist.
"One who comes to purify himself, he will be assisted." כי הבא לטהר מסייעין לי

Wants to be pure. As soon as he feels pure, becomes his thing, yeshus, "ah how nice", goes right back to impurity. Needs help to sense source of purity. Without this, will fall back.
His whole perception is he just wants contrary to tumah. Doesnt know that tahara requires mesiras nefesh, losing his yeshus.

Ex: breathing. Experience of life. Injection of life. Source of air pushes the air into his nostrils. If he is breathing, grabbing air, loses the sense of breathing. Torturous!
Survival vs Living

Must let himself be helped. To recognize that he is here because he is put here.

Torah is given to him, comes from Hashem, not based on what makes sense to you.

Recovering Food Addicted decides that he will enjoy something on his own? Loses it all.
Can't "appreciate" what he is eating.

Hashem is interested in his success! This givrs strength, frees him up from himself!

Q: how do I burn the tziur of yetzer hora?
A: ex: recovering food addict. Clears with his mentor what he will eat. Not based on what he likes.

(Tokeif koach hanisaveh of nefesh habahamis is stronger than the essential koach hanisaaveh of nefesh haElokis )

In today's world: give up a taavah? Why? Since babyhood: "follow what you want". Ex:in school, choose what you want to learn! Your own curriculim.

Abandoned their neshomah.
No means to guide oneself in life with this kind of foundation.

Keil Oizer.
Help: as you are climbing up the ladder, you are being pushed up.

As a result of this avodah (parah adumah, tshuva), draw down bhinas Maim Chaim.

Living waters
Isnt water just water?
Water : bhinas Chochmah
Chochmah - isnt it good enough?
Still a perception, prrsence in world. Wont hold him up.

Maim Chaim - bhinas Source of Chochmah. Not worldly, not an experiencr at all.

Meaning: Chochmah as it is in the 10 sefiros hagnuzos, before the [second] tzimtzum. No world at all, only the Motsui Rishon. This is what he gets as a result of this avodah.

You are not alone in your avodah! The Assister is interested in your success! Hence, your success is not based on your own effort and influence.

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Friday, January 13, 2017

“Darkness At The Edge of Town” p 60


Elazar [not Aaron] was the one to do the work of the Red Heifer. Elazar means 'God helps'. To leave impurity and turn to purity, an assistance is needed from Above. It cannot be accomplished alone.”

~
Darkness At The Edge of Town” p 60
Ayin Base with R' Paltiel. Tevet 5777

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Page 60 [of the pamphlet] Below middle of the page – line starts: 'ha-aytz'. (P46 in the book)

All work/avodah is for the purpose of drawing into the Garden of Eden and then into the world, additional lights.

Light is a direct impact of reality itself. Not a distant gleam. Rather the effect of a presence.

How do you increase light? This is by means of the work of birurim/purifications, which rises to the level of 'crown'.

This is represented in the sacrifice of the Red Heifer.

It takes place at the edge of town. Outside of the Temple and outside of the city of Jerusalem.

The body of the Heifer is burned down to ash. The ash is representative of the essence itself.

Same applies to the evil inclination. It has form and essence. The form is the expression – the will, 'mind' and emotions on the side of evil.

The form needs to be broken till only the ash remains. This is the simple essence of the faculty of desire, without any design.

And this simple essence is essentially a Godly creation and can be transformed to holiness.

It is just a force of desire, without any design, and hence can be used on the side of holiness, so that there will be a powerful drive to Godliness.

In fact Godliness – with its limitless depth – is the fitting goal for this essential longing.

This is why Elazar [not Aaron] was the one to do the work of the Red Heifer. Elazar means 'God helps'. To leave impurity and turn to purity, an assistance is needed from Above. It cannot be accomplished alone.

The ashes are mixed with 'living water' [water from a living well-spring].

Water indicates chochmah/wisdom/inspiration.

Water flows. It is not solid. It flows directly from its source. Living waters indicate the source of wisdom.


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Thursday, January 12, 2017

“Gardening At The Edge of Town” p 60


In the Garden of Eden, Adam's job was to work it and guard it. Working it corresponds to the positive commandments, and guarding it to the prohibitive commandments.
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Gardening At The Edge of Town” p 60
Ayin Base with R' Paltiel. Tevet 5777

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Page 60 [of the pamphlet] At about the 8th of the page – line starts: 'ha-bli gvul'. (P46 in the book)

In the Garden of Eden, Adam's job was to work it and guard it. Working it corresponds to the positive commandments, and guarding it to the prohibitive commandments.

This draws the light of the crown [ohr of kesser] into the garden.

And this is the trace of infinity [roshem ha bli gvul].

So, Adam's work is so that there will be a revelation and recognition of the surrounding light, within the context of the filling light [memaale kol olmin].

The work in the garden is primarily that of sacrifices. And this means elevating the animal soul. The service/sacrifice of the Red Heifer is done exclusively outside the Temple in Jerusalem...!

There is a river that flows from Eden and forms 4. this is the 4 animals of the merkavah, from which evolve the 4 kingdoms [Edom, Yishmoel etc], which is the element of fallen delight/tynug [due to the breaking of the vessels].

The work of the service of the Red Heifer is to go outside to where the delight fell and elevate it. As it says, 'I will find You outside'. This refers to the baal tshuvah / repentant who finds himself outside.

And the blood is splashed 7 times – this alludes to rising its depths.

Then the heifer is burnt – this is turning it to ashes – going to essence of its reality...

So too the evil inclination has a form of evil made up of its will and 'mind'. This form needs to be fully burned and eradicated. Then the ashes remain – the simple element of desire without design. And this simple level can be transformed to holiness.

When this faculty of desire is transferred to holiness it becomes a drive towards Godliness.




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