Tuesday, March 3, 2015

“Mind Walk” p:8/6

AyinBase / Ayin Beis with R' Paltiel, Shvat 5775 



Page 8 of pamphlet – (at middle of the page. Line begins: 'ahv...') , Page 6 in the book. For text see below.

Mind/sechel is the fundamental knowledge of the First Being. This is the life of the head. The life of the food is based on the fact that there is ground upon which to tread. These are different qualities of life.


The Baal Shem Tov says the simple man can reach beyond the level of the scholar. And the scholar is envious of the simple man...




Monday, March 2, 2015

“Head Space” p:8/6

AyinBase / Ayin Beis with R' Paltiel, Shvat 5775 



Page 8 of pamphlet – (4th line from top of the page. Line begins: 'vezeh-hu...') , Page 6 in the book. For text see below.

The soul can relate to the idea of individual and specific faculties. This results in individual faculties, that have specific functions and intent.

The head houses the highest faculties. Chochmah/wisdom is the highest and closest to the soul – it is pure soul, although it rests in the brain/head.


The highest faculties are in the head, since it provides a proper environment for them. The head is more inclined to sense the light and life of the soul... that is why these faculties find their expression in the head.



Sunday, March 1, 2015

“Soul Path” p:8/6

AyinBase / Ayin Beis with R' Paltiel, Shvat 5775 



Page 7 of pamphlet – (3rd line from end of the page. Line begins: 'be-atzmah...') , Page 6 in the book. For text see below.

We are saying there are faculties that are included/kollel in the nefesh/soul.

This is in contrast to saying that the soul 'bears'/noseh faculties, which means that it is identified through its faculties.

The soul is engaged in every action and relates to it. This means that the action can be traced back to the soul/nefesh. The soul gives life. Life cannot be obtained by force – it is there because the 'life-giver' is there and relates...

The soul/nefesh is not composite even though it kollel/includes faculties.

There is a level that is not 'essence of the soul' and it is here that the soul can relate to faculties and focussed action.


Any action done without engagement is not called a faculty.

The soul is a G-dly presence. And this G-dly element has been bestowed to it... and the soul has an infinite G-dly capacity.

You might think that soul can now function independent of its source... but no... the source made the soul and defined a purpose for it... a purpose that is beyond the soul itself... a purpose that sets the soul on a path... and you may think this purpose reduces the soul's infinite quality... but no, this purpose gives the soul a greater dimension, so that it is representing Him...

Man's definition is the 'why he is here'. This is the essence. This level of essence does not exist within the worldly context because the world is not an essence...

If you don't engage your essence, and you submit yourself to the world, you will blind yourself. Your soul will be in captivity.

There is an inherent reality in a person that enables him to have faculties. Every human being has this essence. It can be hidden by not lost...

In the essence there is no light. In the soul there is light. Why? This is because the soul has an inherent definition – it is the essence of life. Essence per se is beyond definition. It is not identified with any content.

Friday, February 27, 2015

“Straight” p:8/6

AyinBase / Ayin Beis with R' Paltiel, Shvat 5775 



Page 8 of pamphlet – (4th line of the page. Line begins: 'vezeh-hu...') , Page 6 in the book. For text see below.

Last night we came to a new statement: the faculties that are included in the soul (without being the soul itself), are also limitless.

For the faculty to emanate into a functional state it has to undergo a tzimtzum/contraction so that it can relate to the body.

The body is, in general, suited to the form of the soul.

The human body approximates the way the faculties are 'arranged' in the soul...


After the contraction the physical and the spiritual can 'understand each other'.


The lower level of the faculty relates to upper level of the organ/limb that it enlivens... the tzimtzum/contraction allows the faculty to relate to the organ/vessel.

When we execute a simple action, like drawing a straight line, it is not just the hand doing it, it is the faculty in the hand and the essential element of the faculty that has been contracted to express itself through the hand. And the line represents reality. And he is not limited to the line that he draws...



Thursday, February 26, 2015

“Invited” p:7/6

AyinBase / Ayin Beis with R' Paltiel, Shvat 5775 



Page 7 of pamphlet – (lower third of the page. Line begins: 'umnum...') , Page 6 in the book. For text see below.

We're talking about definitive faculties, in contrast to the essence. They too come from the soul, although the soul itself is unlimited.

The faculties while incorporated/kollel in the soul, have a limitless aspect, and thus are not at the stage of being a presence.

Due to the contraction of the soul to relate to the body, the faculties can come to the level of being fully defined and there can exist a relationship between the faculties and the limb into which they will be imbued...


And the faculties can relate to the spirituality of the physicality... and relate to the limb/organs... and the physical limb relates to the physicality of the spiritual (the lower element of the faculty that enlivens it)...

Man has a primary presence in the world. You are invited. You are here by intention. An uninvited person at a wedding celebration feels uncomfortable... Man's presence in the world is by invitation. Animals don't have that element – they happen to be here.

Being an invited guest, means that 'this place will be accommodating to me – I'll have a place, I'll be served...' Man not only has a place in the world, but all the things that define his presence – his table and chair...