Monday, July 5, 2010
There is no measure to the sky
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Page 33 – Just above mid point of the page. Line starts “behinat hamshacha...”
ohr makif is that which is representing the source or etzem, that cannot be dressed in keilim/vessels. To come into a form/vessel, it has to have some limit. Makif doesn't have this limit or circumscription.
Being in a keili, means being described. Being be-pnimius, means being sensed. Seeing an object and seeing the sky are different. There is no measure to the sky. The sight of the sky is still in your keilim/vessel of sight, yet its infinity is sensed.
Makif de ohr chozer in the mashpia, means that in the mashpia is an ohr, and the ohr chozer, within that is that, the message of this ohr is not “I wanna be ohr / I wanna go back and connect to the mashpia”, but rather “there is nothing, but the mashpia”.
Hashem wanted to give merit to Israel, so he gave a lot of mitzvoth – they elevate the people and bring out their best qualities. Yet, the real element in mitzvot is not that at all - it is tha He is telling me to do it. This is the ultimate significance, not its purifying qualities. It connects us to Him, not that it makes us a better people in the world.
A mitzvah is a command – thus there is a Commander. We're not trying to understand the King – it is sufficient for us to do His will.
Makif by definition cannot be in a keili. Not because it is too big, but because it does not exist at the level of keili. Its message is that there is the etzem (not that there is the ohr).
Makif of ohr chozer of the mashpia, is the inyan of the light, whose message is not, “look at the qualities of the mashpia”, but rather, “there is nothing but the mashpia” - it is a light that reflects back and shows what the illuminator is rather than his abilities.
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... וחיי עולם