Wednesday, July 14, 2010
Blown off your feet
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Page 33 – Just below mid point of the page. Line starts “she-hi...”
After a description of the level of standing and jumping, we began to learn inside the text.
There are two kinds of makif – the level of samech is beyond one's level, but the mem has an element of hisyashvut. Torah has both of these levels.
Yesterday we looked at how torah is sourced in helem ha-atzmi.
Seder hishtalshalus is from chochmah on down. Hishtalshalus is a develpmental process and then there is a level beyond that. What one has in chochmah, needs development to be made manifest, true and consumated. Ratzon is beyond hishtalshalus and does not need consummation. This is ratzon atzmi – which is what the nefesh is. This is how things are in the essence.
Mitzvot (613 +7 = 620 = Kesser) are of the level of crown, which is beyond procedural development - the mitzvot bring down this level, into revelation here below.
... וחיי עולם