Thursday, August 5, 2010
The measure of His desire
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Page 35 – top of the page – at the end of the 5th line. Line starts “veyaduah...”
we have said that Torah is rooted in etzem mamash (truly, literally in the essence) and hence can supercede the conflict between good and bad.
Thus it is call be zalmaynu – tzura atzmi - “essential form” rather than a means to an end.
This measure of torah is not one of limitation – it is not “a presentation in a manner that is acceptable to us”. The mitzvah is so designed that it is of the measure described, and not for the sake of presentation – it is an essential measure. This means the essence itself is “measured”.
The essence is brought down without any reduction in the ohr ein sof, except there is a measure within the light of how it should come through and this measure is His desire.
This measure is not an imposed limit.
It is not a superimposed restriction – this is the element of medidah found in torah. This is the way atzmus will be brought down.
With essence if you “grab a piece, you grasp the whole”.
In halacha we have, the principle that “land is translated into monetary value without limit – a tiny piece of land can have any price.” Prosbul says the lender has a piece of land of any size. What does this tell us? There was a Russian queen and there was a war in which the generals reported the high price to be paid, she said, “soldiers are replenishable and land is not”. In our world land seems to have an unlimited value. Price is just a functional representation. Land seems to have an essential presence/value. The earth has a measure, but it does not represent a limit. It represents a limitless element.
The powers present in the globe of the earth are limitless.
It represents infinity in a finite manner.
Each person is a finite entity, yet he has an element of infinity – each small human action has “full-life-infinite” element.
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