Sunday, June 27, 2010
How do you read it?
Page 32. Around the lower third of the page. Line starts, “ha-atzmus...”
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We see a person at the last moments of life, stuggles to live another second, since this is an oneg beyond hergesh.
“In His presence, there is no eating”, since the experience is complete and there is no other need. The name of a person relates to his essence.
A person has a presence and an experience, but beyond this is his essence - his essence is that he has a mission from G-d. The G-dly spark/purpose is his essence, and this is expressed by his name. Essence is the aspect of him that precedes him – this he doesn't feel.
One is miserable if he is all experience, without life itself. Each person has a neshamah and a G-dly mission, which needs to be incorporated in his daily life.
The misery is focus on the tangible world, while at the same time sensing real life that he can't reach.
Chelbanah, that doesn't have a good smell, is also included in the incense/ketoret – this is because tshuvah, touches essence and can elevate everything...
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... וחיי עולם