Wednesday, August 4, 2010
Existence beyond existence
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For essence there is no question of “ why does it exists”. Created entities were brought into existence and thus the “why does it exist?” question applies. Essence does not have “before and after” and thus cannot be identified with sechel.
Oneg, though we can identify it, cannot be explained. We can identify it since it is in our experience. But it cannot be explained. It is a tziur (form), but a tzura atzmi - “an essential form”.
Torah has this essential form. The mitzvah have a certain measure or parameters. The details of the mitzvah and the mitzvah are one entity.
At the time of shmah we see the One in the 6 dimentions (4 directions and up and down), since the infinity is brought down into the parameters of the world as we relate to it.
This tzurah atzmis is how it correlates the mitzvah to the world.
His unity recognized in the world is called “echad” - that His unity can be recognized in the world, not from the perspective of “yachid”, but rather by the form of echad and within the parameters of the world.
The description of G-dly unity fits perfectly, till the metzius of the world expresses this perfect unity. Mitzvot bring elokus into the world of time and place, where we function.
... וחיי עולם