Friday, December 19, 2014

“You And Your Name; Hey you!” p:72(16)

AyinBase / Ayin Beis with R' Paltiel 27 Kislev 5775 



Page 72(16)

At 3rd line of the page – (line begins: 'legubay atzmo...') For text see below.

Your name alludes to your essence. That's why you carry a name. When you are called by your name, there is also a connection to you, but it is more functional. The calling of the name is a 'step down' from having a name...

The calling of the name is associated with the presence of the person, not how he is unto himself...

We need to reflect on the truth – the fundamental reality of having a name. It is not a convention. It is a reality. It is a statement that this person has a real presence in the world...!


Then there is the level of 'calling a person by name'.


The 10 commandments are divided between those concerning, 'man and his fellow', (which corresponds to being called by name), and those that are between 'man and his Maker', (which correspond to having a name).

The basis of man's obligation to others, starts with his obligation towards himself and his Maker.

'Calling by name' is a metaphor for the 10 sphirot in atzilut.


Thursday, December 18, 2014

“The Fields of The Earth are One” p:72(15)

AyinBase / Ayin Beis with R' Paltiel 26 Kislev 5775 



Page 72(15)

At 6th line of second paragraph – (line begins: 'betzalmenu...') For text see below.

We discussed the principle of a 'name'. We said, “light and name are the same thing”... What does this mean?

We said light is present exclusively in an essence. Light is not 'energy created by combustion'. It is reflective of an essence. It is very hard to conceptualize of 'essence'. But the human being himself is a demonstration of 'essence'. The human presence in the world is qualitatively different from everything else in the world.


The animal's identification is exclusively based on 'it happening to be there'. It completely lacks the element of essence and ownership.

A human being was given 'a right of being in the world and the mandate to use the world'. This is an essence.

The result of this is that because his presence is on such an essential level, thus his presence is felt without him making it felt. He owns his home without visiting and touching every corner of the dwelling...

A person is everywhere where he wants to be.

Due to having this kind of presence every person has a name. He has an essential presence which exists everywhere.

And yet a name is given to a person, 'from the outside'... but the reflection of the essence is the truth that 'he has to have a name'.

The name is representative of the vitality of the person – soul in a body – in the world, but it is not the vitality/soul itself... it is the functional element, which is a 'reflection' of essence.


“In Essence; A New Day” p:72(15)

AyinBase / Ayin Beis with R' Paltiel 26 Kislev 5775 



Page 72(15)

At 6th line of second paragraph – (line begins: 'betzalmenu...') For text see below.

We are saying that in the light that precedes the contraction there too, there are levels – the essence of the light and the spreading of the light.


The spreading of the light is only a 'reflection of a reflection'...


The sun is a metaphor for an essence – the essence of illumination. Essence does not lend itself to be understood. In the sun the phenomenon of darkness does not exist. Light to the sun is like darkness to the earth – a fundamental reality. It is not correct to say the light of the sun is due to the combustion of fuel... the sun has light since God has placed light in the sun...

A 'reflection' is referencing the function element of the essence.



Wednesday, December 17, 2014

“Emanation From Essence” p:72(15)

AyinBase / Ayin Beis with R' Paltiel 25 Kislev 5775 



Page 72(15)

At 5th line of second paragraph – (line begins: 'hatzimtzum...') For text see below.


Light has the attribute of being 'in My image', which means 'the original form' – it means the 'form that goes along with the essence'.








Tuesday, December 16, 2014

“Room With A View” p:72(15)

AyinBase / Ayin Beis with R' Paltiel 24 Kislev 5775




Page 72(15)

At 4th line of second paragraph – (line begins: 'hatzimtzum...') For text see below.


The light above the contraction has two levels: 1. the essence of light and 2. the spreading of the light.



Monday, December 15, 2014

“Positive Impulse” p:72(15)

AyinBase / Ayin Beis with R' Paltiel 22 Kislev 5775 




Page 72(15)

At second paragraph – (line begins: 've-hinay...') For text see below.


We are saying the 'light' is also has the koach ha-etzem (faculty of essence).




Sunday, December 14, 2014

“Levels of Light” p:72(15)

AyinBase / Ayin Beis with R' Paltiel 22 Kislev 5775 



Page 72(15)

At second paragraph – (line begins: 've-hinay...') For text see below.

In general, any real presence has prior to its actuality, the 'possibility'. The 'possibility element' is that 'should there be a presence' it would serve a purpose...

The 'possibility' is related to the real source.

When we look at our lives it seems that all our activities relate to a preceding cause... for example you eat because you are hungry... and this means you are not relating to the initial concept. This is because in our experience all that exists, is a structure based on something below it, and not on something above it...!


This is like saying, 'I can build a skeleton of a human being and eventually it will come to life 'cos it looks human'. But his is not how things work. The reality is that everything comes 'top down'. Our human faculties develop on the basis of a higher human reality and the knowledge that a person has a real presence in the world.


It is important for a person to recognize his purpose in being here. To fully realize your real state you are given mitzvoth that are beyond your current ability. This is a statement that your presence here is greater than you mere existence. And then you try to live up to what He intended to create. Don't just follow your natural inclination. And then you can bring out the true Godly definition of the human being.