Wednesday, August 16, 2017

“Light Remains” p85


“In the world of understanding/binah the light is reduced, and things are there by means of proof and definition.“

“Light Remains” p85

AYIN BASE - REBBE RASHAB - with R’ PALTIEL
Menachem Av 5777

P 84 [of the new pamphlet] At about a third into the page - line starting “bo…”  [P 63 of the book]

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In binah there is understanding/apprehension - this implies grasp.  The topic is grasped by the person - in a worldly setting…

Chochmah is higher than this.  it is above grasp - above understanding.  Yet, still there is indeed the level of knowing [yediah]. 

A metaphor for this is sunlight.  Objects are ‘just there’ when illuminated in sunlight.  

In the world of understanding/binah the light is reduced, and things are there by means of proof and definition.  

This is like a legal ruling [psak din].  

And inside, the practical level of ‘what do I do’, and the legal ruling, and practical comprehension, light persists. 







Tuesday, August 8, 2017

“Daylight” p85


“In binah the light continues to shine - it shines broadly - not as a bright point.“

“Daylight” p85

AYIN BASE - REBBE RASHAB - with R’ PALTIEL
Menachem Av 5777

P 84 [of the new pamphlet] At about 10th line of the page - line starting “bo…”  [P 63 of the book]

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The level of chochmah/wisdom has more light than binah/understanding.

A situation can be illuminated by the sky, or through a window, or through a small opening… Each type of illumination is different.

Daylight is unique.  The original daylight preceded the creation of the sun!  

Daylight is beyond a finite purpose.  It is light that eliminates darkness.  

Compare that to a room illuminated by light coming through a window.  There the light has a function - illuminate this room…  

These 2 levels compare to chochmah/wisdom - truth as it is in its original state, which is beyond proof; and binah/understanding - truth via a window, which deals with function and purpose. 

Light is present at the most practical level.  Binah and all the ‘back and forth’ of legal ruling [psak] is light on a defined level.  

On the one hand a ruling is revealing the decision, on the other hand it conceals all the preceding argumentation is concealed, but the light concealed…


Monday, August 7, 2017

“Light Reduced” p84

“In binah the light continues to shine - it shines broadly - not as a bright point.“

“Light Reduced” p84

AYIN BASE - REBBE RASHAB - with R’ PALTIEL
Menachem Av 5777

P 84 [of the new pamphlet] At 4th line from end of the page - line starting “oo-ke-asher…”  [P 63 of the book]

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There is a great amount of light in the point that is the origin of chochmah/wisdom.  The impact of the light is overwhelming.  You see the truth even though you don’t fully understand it.

When the light comes into binah it reduces itself - the light becomes obscured…

Comprehension [hasagah] is exclusively at the level of bimah [understanding].

In binah the light continues to shine - it shines broadly - not as a bright point. 

Sechel/mind [in contrast to the midst/emotions] is self-effacing and seeks the truth. 

The emotions experience reality via a window - it has to do with one’s experience.  The light is present, but reduced and the self is an active element.



Sunday, August 6, 2017

“A World of Color” p84


“It is in the world, but light is spirituality translated on a worldly level.“

“A World of Color” p84
AYIN BASE - REBBE RASHAB - with R’ PALTIEL
Menachem Av 5777

P 84 [of the new pamphlet] At lower third of the page - line starting “makom…”  [P 63 of the book]

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We are talking about levels of light.  As always, we need to refresh the topic of the conversation.  What is the meaning of ‘light’ as it is used in chassidus and in a general context.

On the first day of creation there was darkness.  Yet it has a Godly content.  The world is not just worldly.  In the darkness it would be exclusively worldly - only known by the physical presence…

The statement of ‘let there be light’ is saying, ‘I don’t want the world to be exclusively world, I want it to represent something of it’s Creator.  Light alludes to something higher’. 

It is in the world, but light is spirituality translated on a worldly level.

Chassidus focuses on this element: how light bears testimony to what it is about. 

The point is what chochmah/wisdom relates to.  It seeks the point or central message. 

Wisdom is based in the human soul.  If you ignore it you can create all manner of chaos, and stupidity.  


Friday, August 4, 2017

“Acknowledge” p84


“In wisdom/chochmah the light shines at close range…“

“Acknowledge” p84

AYIN BASE - REBBE RASHAB - with R’ PALTIEL
Menachem Av 5777

P 84 [of the new pamphlet] At a third into the page - line starting “vehinay…”  [P 63 of the book]

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In wisdom/chochmah the light shines at close range…

The light is apparent - you don’t need to search for it.

At other levels the light is more concealed - less apparent. 

Chochmah is humble.  It doesn’t format what it sees - it doesn’t take it on its own terms - it accepts what it is shown.

It says, ‘I don’t have what’s mine, I have what I am given’.