Thursday, July 15, 2010
From crown to ground
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Page 33 – About 7 lines from the bottom of the page. Line starts “seder hishtalshalus...”
Mitzvot draw down into revealed way, the ohr ein sof the way it is above and translates it into a form that can be revealed below. Mitzvot become part of our world but they are from above seder hishtalshalus.
Mitzvot are a direct statement of the ohr ein sof. One can look at a the foot as a functional part of the body, or one can see that it is an essential part of the body. Missing a toe-nail is of no consequence for the level of chochmah, but for ratzon this is considered a mum/defect.
We are talking of torah and mitzvot. We are saying there are 2 different messages. On the one hand we see torah is above mitvot, but on the other hand mitzvot are superior to torah. We are addressing this. Mitzvot are the pillars of light connecting the crown with the ground. The way it is lamayla, that is how it comes down below, even though there are no composite parts above, but to represent the crown at the worldly level, the mitzvot apply, and each is of infinite quality.
Mitzvot represent here below, on a functional level, something that is of the essential value.
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... וחיי עולם