Friday, May 22, 2015

“See Reality; I and Thou” p:14/11

AyinBase / Ayin Beis with R' Paltiel, Nissan 5775 



Page 14 of pamphlet – (last third of the page. Line begins: 'mah-she-ein-ken...'). Page 11 of the book. For text see below.

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Every word counts. We need to know what things mean so we can see the significance of what follows.

The master and student are on different levels. The student receives what his master says and then thinks at his (the rav's/master's) level. The student needs to not take what is said in his own terms.

The world of atzilus emanates from Him. It is literally Godliness. It exists due to Godliness.


And yet Atzilus is not in any way in proximity to Essence.


This is like the phenomena of 'light' and 'day'. 'Day' means there is no darkness and 'there is no way you cannot see this...' By contrast 'light' overcomes darkness, and has a limited focus. They are incomparable even though they have the same effect.

This is like 'chochmah comes from nowhere'. This means that relative to essence, chochmah is a 'something'. It comes suddenly like a fleeting spark. It appears on the scene with no basis. You cannot grab it. Its job is to tell you about the essence/nothing. Light we can understand. A flash or the day element is beyond understanding – it cannot be grasped or replicated.


Thursday, May 21, 2015

“Thought & Speech” p:14/11

AyinBase / Ayin Beis with R' Paltiel, Nissan 5775 



Page 14 of pamphlet – (last third of the page. Line begins: 'kuli...'). Page 11 of the book. For text see below.

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This section has been referring back to the metaphor, where we looked at the faculties of the soul. The faculties are not the soul itself. They are faculties with a functional design and desire.

The relate to the body of the person and bring life to the various parts of the body and bring life to the body.

The soul itself could not be dressed into the body. These are faculties – functioning elements from the soul.

Atzilus is an emanaton, as opposed to a creation.

It does not stand alone as do things in creation.


The lower worlds are novel, with stand alone reality.


They come from the Source, but they are given independence.

The higher world of atzilus is not novel. It is a revelation of the pre-existing (eternal) reality.

Atzilus is actual Godliness.

Thought and speech are close to each other, yet there is a fundamental difference between them. Speech contains only what is in the mind and heart, yet it is a 'stand alone' expression that is known externally to the person – it is a new creation.

Thought is also a great novelty, but by contrast it is internal to the person.

Speech does not happen automatically. Thought on the other hand is 'automatic' even though it has content and structure. Thought is a direct flow from the internal experience of mind and emotions. It is a direct flow, but it is a revelation.

This is to give a handle to the principle of atzilus (which is little like thought) and biya / the lower worlds (which are like speech).

A man eats at a table. This is not just an afterthought. It is based on the human stature – it is an essential element, revealed on a functional level.

There is a fundamental reality. A functional derivative comes through to us in the form of sight.

If you ask, 'how do you know?' you are blind. The reality is there.




“Reduced to Meat” p:14/11

AyinBase / Ayin Beis with R' Paltiel, Nissan 5775 



Page 14 of pamphlet – (3rd paragraph of the page. Line begins: 'hinay...'). Page 11 of the book. For text see below.

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The faculties are imbued into the limbs even though the faculty is on a completely different level from the limb or organ that contains it...

The faculties are able to dwell in and be revealed through the limbs because they have the original intent of having effect in the world (as opposed to just remaining 'unto themselves').


These faculties (sight, speech, movement etc) are the functional abilities of the soul – they are not the essence of the soul.


The faculty of walking originates in the soul – it is a real phenomenon of movement, and on the physical level it translates to a movement of the legs. The faculties contract themselves in order to be revealed on the lower, physical level.

Atzilus is an intermediary. It is united with the truth above it, but allows things to be identified at a lower level.



Wednesday, May 20, 2015

“Water & Light” p:14/10

AyinBase / Ayin Beis with R' Paltiel, Nissan 5775 



Page 14 of pamphlet – (2nd line of the page. Line begins: 'chochmah...'). Page 10 of the book. For text see below.

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Chochmah relates to that which is given to it, rather than to what it identifies with its own faculties, and in this way it is a vessel for infinity (ohr ein sof).

Chochmah of atzilus is the first place Godliness is recognized in a vessel.


The vessels of atzilus reveal their contents.


They are fitting vessels to receive the light, even though the light is infinite. And the light illuminates and comes into full expression in them. The light relates to the vessels and expresses itself to the fullest.

Faculties are dressed into various limbs even though they are qualitatively different from each other. This happens due to the fact that the faculties are pnimi'im/functional from inception and want to accomplish and get things done. This means that they are only soul faculties and not the essential light of the nefesh.

The soul/nefesh is unto itself, but the faculties/kochot are inherently focussed outwardly and are concerned with 'getting things done'.

The faculties contract themselves to be in the way of a limited light (bechinat ohr pnimi).





Tuesday, May 19, 2015

“Revelation Inc.” p:13-14 / 10

AyinBase / Ayin Beis with R' Paltiel, Nissan 5775 



Page 13 of pamphlet – (3 lines from end of the page. Line begins: 'be-bechinat...'). Page 10 of the book. For text see below.

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We are looking at the process of creation. Something comes from nothing (Him). And this something is not devoid of a sense of Him.

The Godly element is brought down to a worldly level. This is achieved by means of chochmah/wisdom.


Chochmah reveals particulars, but in an overall context. It takes the whole and brings out the overall light into the particulars.

Chochmah is a general vessel, that can receive the revelation element of infinity (ohr ein sof), and then provide it on for the rest of the structure... and into the lower worlds that do not experience the Godly light directly.