Monday, October 4, 2010
The Hidden Source
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Page 30 – towards end of the page, line starts, “mimenu...”
Hidden sources provide the origination of the revealed sources. Lower faculty is supported and enlivened by the higher faculty. Thus the lower koach has life and structure.
They are ultimately sourced in chochmah.
The structure of the world is made up of klal (general) and prat (specific). This is like the container and what it contains. In revealed faculties there has to be an awareness of the higher container/structure.
Chochmah provides a reality without the need for a structure. We are aware of it, but it is not defined. This is a revealed source, but it is not defined by us. It gives a sense that we are functioning within a real/structured realm.
In contrast the concealed powers are beyond the functional level – they represent the truth of each element. The hidden faculties all receive their life direct fro the nefesh itself.
... וחיי עולם