Thursday, October 7, 2010

The blank surface

AyinBase with R' Paltiel 10/7/2010 Thursday 29 Tishrei 5771

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Page 30 – towards end of the page (2th line from the end of the page).

Mind reflects the finer image of the light of the nefesh. The emotions reflect the coarser elements of soul – its metziut or bitul. The mind and emotions both reflect the ohr of the nefesh equally.

We used the metaphor of a parchment for kochot coming directly from the soul.

In writing there is an order and the words follow each other. Then there are the letters themselves – each letter needs its own space on the parchment and cannot touch another. A surface allows for the writing of letters and is seemingly not involved – it facilitates the writing. If you present a painting it is not just the image, but the background too that makes the composition.

So too for the soul some faculties are not part-and-parcel of the nefesh, while others (the hidden faculties) are based in the nefesh themselves.

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... וחיי עולם

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