Friday, July 23, 2010
An essential faculty
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Page 34 – about just below the middle of the page. Line starts “hanefesh...”
We have been looking at the essence of chochmah.
This is the level of “my Holiness...”
We were explaining this by looking at how the human soul is called nefesh hasichlis, when sechel is only one of the faculties of the soul. Last night we looked at the pure sechel, which allows us to see how it is a fitting descriptor.
There is an inner level to sechel that is united with the soul, even though the nefesh is beyond having any specific koach/faculty quality. A koach/faculty is something that has a function.
Nefesh is an essence, for itself – not like an inanimate object – but at one with the entire existence/truth, not by finding out, but by being.
The power of the hand to move does not have to be active to exist. It is there of itself, not because it is being activated. When the hand moves, the power that was there is now functioning.
Just as we see a simple faculty, like that of movement, exists in an essential state, and is rooted in the nefesh, so too the kochot before they show themselves exist in an essential state.
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... וחיי עולם