Thursday, July 1, 2010
Hanging in mid air
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Page 33 – about 10th line from the top. Line starts, “de-einsof...”
There is an element in torah that is higher than chochmah and this corresponds to tshuvah.
Torah provides the power to do birurim. The birur involves being able to do something without having a grasp of what you're doing – this is helem ha-atzmi.
Torah provides the truth that one can descend into this physical world and not lose track of the existence of essence. Birurim means that no matter how mixed into the klippa the kedusha becomes, it will never be dissolved.
Even though torah is chochmah, embedded in it is the essential truth...
Principle of helem ha-atzmi is that everything has its own place – connected back to the source of sources. Everything is equal in this setting.
In tohu each element has its essential quality and feels like it can relate on its own. Here we are saying the essence has to do with what you are connected to not what you are.
This is like the letters mem and samech, in the tablets. They are similar to the letter “O” in their shape and thus their center piece was hanging in mid air.
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... וחיי עולם