AyinBase with R' Paltiel
10/15/2010 Friday 7 Cheshvan 5771
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We looked at how oneg and chochmah are one inyan.
If something occurs acording to the directive of one's chochmah it results in a personal/all embracing oneg.
What is the difference? In chochmah it comes in some kind of content of some element – there is a “thing” in addition to the experience. When the oneg comes in some kind of form, it is chochmah. It is a direct derivative from the source itself.
When Adam ate from the tree of good and evil he felt that it was inappropriate to be without clothes and immediately clothed himself. After they ate they heard G-d moving about in the garden, but before that they dressed themselves in fig leaves. This means they had no company and yet still felt that being naked was inappropriate.
What aroused their embarrassment, their sense of modesty? It is an expression of their own chochmah. It is chochmah atzmis. Chochmah atzmis is a receptacle for oneg. So even thought the chochmah has a tziur, still it is an essential sense.
Oneg is without a form. And is therefore higher. With embarrassment you cannot define the damage done, but it touches the essence. It is rooted in perception and chochmah level. When violated it touches his essence. Torah is rooted in the essence of oneg. And the chochmah atzmis is a receptacle for oneg atzmis.
... וחיי עולם