Sunday, January 25, 2015

“Contained in Will” p:3/2

AyinBase / Ayin Beis with R' Paltiel, Shvat 5775 

Page 3 of pamphlets, Page 2 in the book (line begins: 'ubedugmah...') For text see below.

There is a principle that is mentioned, the crown of each level is the will/ratzon.

We have discussed ratzon and kesser/crown.

We have said, 'in the ratzon is contained all that will come forth from it.' When a man buys or rents a home he furnishes it. Are the table and chairs an afterthought? Or are they included in the initial desire for the home? In the initial will/desire are included, in a subtle way all the details that will follow...

The details are the way the initial will is manifest, and this is on the lower level of mind and emotions, which is below will.

The initial will, remains the crown/kesser for all that transpires in the home.

The crown has no functional purpose. It is not even an ornament.

A crown is symbolic of a supreme presence, but it does not explain what it is about.

In the level of Adam Kadmon there is the will for seder hishtalshalus (the process of creation), not because it has any functional purpose, but because it is an inner will.

The 'crown', the reality behind, man's existence is recognition of Him. The root for all his good deeds and civilizing impulses is due to recognition of Him. Man says, 'there should not be any negativitiy in the world, because there is a Godly presence.'

The crown is the intermediary. It brings a level of perfection to things. Like a cut finger – it can heal to a functional level – but the level of perfection and the fingerprints is indicative of the crown – perfection.

And then we reviewed from higher in the paragraph – line statring 'de-atzilut'...

Friday, January 23, 2015

“No Lack, No Threat” p:2

AyinBase / Ayin Beis with R' Paltiel, 5775 

Page 3 of pamphlets, Page 2 in the book (line begins: 'vezehu...') For text see below.

The crown is the intermediary. It connects levels. It connects the Creator and the emanations.

It is the creator that has the will to create, and the crown is representative of this will.

The crown is how the lower level is contained within the higher level.

The human being lives in the world and partakes of it, yet it is done from 'above'. He is not pulled into the world. There is a supreme element in all his relationships to the world. This principle of having a superior aspect sets him apart from all things he encounters.

Then when he has a will for any kind of activity then the essential life if brought down to the worldly activity, while staying supreme.

The soul knows no lack or threat. Wisdom is the focus on this phenomenal truth. Chochmah/wisdom is recognition of the truth of something, rather than its functionalilty.

When there is a leaning of the will, it is not due to any threat or need. It is a positive, proactive pursuit...!

Thursday, January 22, 2015

“Above Process; Above Structure” p:2

AyinBase / Ayin Beis with R' Paltiel, 5775 

Page 2 (line begins: 'soleek...') For text see below.

We are looking at the meaning of crown/kesser. In chassidus it is ratzon/will, which is the initiator of everything. It gives significance to all that follows.

The crown/will brings things from an initial starting point, as opposed to a reactive process.

The crown is in a different category from that which emanates from it.

The crown is above the lower structure. It precedes all process.

The full human spirit comes along at every level of human activity.

Will is the basis of understanding.

“Everything Intended” p:2

AyinBase / Ayin Beis with R' Paltiel, 5775 

Page 2

Last paragraph of the page – (line begins: 'ku...') For text see below.

At every level there is a crown. Everything is intended. Each level has its significance.

Ratzon/crown is of the essence. There are 2 levels – atik that represents the source; and arich that represents the potential development that comes from it. Arich is the whole chain of development as it is contained in its source.

Adam kadmon (original man) is the kesser/crown for the whole chain of creation (seder hishtalshalus).

In this world things are in 'time and place' and so to relate to something it has to be 'in your world', otherwise it can be counterproductive. This explains why someone who has $100 wants $200 – he can relate to more, but he doesn't relate to massive increase... So too if a man travels, he wants to get to a place, 'as it really exists in the world', and to do that he has to cover ground and be on the journey....

So too each level of creation has its own glory. Its own reality.

You see this in urban planning... each area has a head and a plan and therefore a logical grid of streets... and the reason there are 'local' crowns (pratie kesser) is because there is a general crown to the process of creation...

The crown is not at the level of 'expression'. It is at the level of reality itself. The king's crown does not represent his wisdom, but rather his supreme reality. The crown is thus not 'revelation', rather it is 'him as he is unto himself', but as he is here, not staying away in is private chambers...

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

“Force of Life Itself” p:2

AyinBase / Ayin Beis with R' Paltiel, 5775 

Page 2

Last paragraph of the page – (line begins: 'veha-inyan hu...') For text see below.

Crown corresponds to the level of will. We usually think of will as the resul of some kind of need. We are refering to something deeper than that. Ratzon/will is something given to the created by the Creator. It is the spirit of the Creator within the created. It is not something the creation can fabricate on its own.

Ratzon/will does not have a reason or resultant benefit. It is the force that is entirely pure. It expresses an inner reality. The reality, 'that it is'.

You wake in the morning and say, 'modeh ani – I acknowledge...' You woke me up to recognize this greatness. And I'm staying connected. And Your presence is with me all the time. This is ratzon/will without a worldly context.

This will/ratzon crowns the human being. Puts him in the context of supremacy. Rises him above worldly shackles and needs.

This element of ratzon/will is the force of life itself. You cannot understand it. You cannot define it.

The whole world is precarious. No it is real – there is a Godly will to create it.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

“The Myth of Fingerprints” p:2

AyinBase / Ayin Beis with R' Paltiel, Tevet 5775 

Page 2

At the middle of the page – (line begins: 've yesh she pirush...') For text see below.

The crown is the head of the garments. Amongst garments there are categories. For example shoes have a practical element – allowing one to walk about... A uniform by contrast is representing something. And then there is a crown – it serves no functional purpose whatsoever. It is the essence of garments – to represent a certain status – no other purpose.

Similarly the level of crown is the head of all emanations.

The crown corresponds to the element of 'will'/ratzon.

The will is like a 'point of reality', which gives reality to intellect etc. The will is beyond function.

Monday, January 19, 2015

“The King's Decree” p:2

AyinBase / Ayin Beis with R' Paltiel, Tevet 5775 

Page 2

At the 3rd line of the page – (line begins: 'ule-haveen kol zeh...') For text see below.

The principle of the king: he rules by fiat. His statements establish fact.

Facts that are not inherently real, need substantiation. The king represents that which is inherently real.

The king gives the country the element of reality.

Nothing exists on its own. Everything has a Source, that gives it support. The truth is: you can accept the world, because you have the absolutely clear knowledge that there is a God.

World is the revelation of Godly qualities on levels that can be understood. Nothing in the world holds itself up, but we can understand it in its context.

Kesser (crown) represents that element that does have a beginning of process... but it is so high that you cannot possibly discern what this is about.