Tuesday, August 17, 2010

In Our form

AyinBase with R' Paltiel 8/17/2010 Tuesday 7 Elul 5770

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Page 36 – 5 lines from the end of the page. Line starts “ukmo she katuv...”

Hamshacha from pnimius is also reached by a tziur. And it has a tziur in that it will only come to an appropriate place.

Tshuvah also and shlemus ha avodo are the tziur which touch pnimus hakesser and elicit from there.

Tshuvah has this kind of inner strength, it is a mitzvah, but above mitzvahs. What is so unique about it? It is not about perfecting oneself, it is a return to the source of the neshamah. This is a unique superior element – a mitzvah is a command – He tells us and we follow through, yet there is the One Who commands and there is the content of the mitzvah.

But in tshuvah the whole focus is directly on Him. The trigger for it is the realization of the distance from Him, and thus one has the urge to come close.

This is why tshuva reaches to the depth – the personal status of the person is not involved – the purpose is to find Him and come close to Him. This wanting to come close, clears the field of any personal concerns, experiences or agendas.

Torah is rooted in the essence. In pnimius the infinity is secondary, primarily it is the absolute truth, which can only be where it is recognized. Only if you can relate to truth can you relate to this level. Absolute truth cannot be perverted or taken piece-meal.

Since there is a tziur it is called betzalmenu (“in Our form”) - the essence is formed in this manner, thus the hamshacha in torah is the Essence, although there are tziurim/forms.

When you pray, He is there, right there and answers “Amen!” Each person has Him completely – in essence there are no divisions.

... וחיי עולם

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