Tuesday, August 10, 2010
Being at the feast...
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Page 35 – about middle of the page. Line starts “al pesha...”
Forgiveness is from the level of “inner crown”.
And this is by means of tshuvah. This is the midah/prerequisite of that level – that it will be connected to the “place that is suitable”.
This is not just a response to a request from below. It is a gift from above, yet only if the recipient is suitable, will it be given.
In klipa, “he has the element of 'I took it', making a separation between himself and the source.”
In pnimius, “it is a completely different relationship, the recipient doesn't want to take, since then, 'there would be my intervention, but I want it to come directly from Him', he wants a gift from Hashem, and that's all he's interested in.” Ultimately the truth is “ein od milvado” - to be a recipient, yet cognizant that, “there is nothing but Him”.
From above, the creation is not an inadvertent occurrence. In Atik there is only chessed, but not the kind that comes out as some kind of revelation. In the essence there is the essential truth, ein sof, but representing the absolute tov. If it can represent negative then it is not brought forth.
The meaning of being at the feast, is the host's presence. The guest appreciates one thing, “that the Host is with me at the same table.”
He goes with the effluence, and so the recipient must be receptive. Once the recipient turns away it is no longer pnimius.
If His truth is compromise, then he is automatically not there.
“My glory, I will not relinquish to another,” says the verse. My glory/honor has to stay within the fold of kedusha. That means that all the effluence in the world, which can be taken out of context, is external. Kavod relates to kesser, and his higher and deeper than sechel and chochmah. To relate to kavodi, has to be by total unity. The tzaddik who is not interested, “in being a good person” has this revealed on him automatically.
When the recipient becomes a metziut, then the Giver withdraws, because it is not “the real good.” A metziut is inherently a lie. Good that is defined by the bad, has a metziut – it has a counterpart.
... וחיי עולם