Monday, October 25, 2010

Reflected light

AyinBase with R' Paltiel 10/25/2010 Monday 17 Cheshvan 5771

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The second tablets, given on Yom Kippur, provide the opportunity for tshuvah. When there is confusion and holiness and klippah is mixed, then you can go in an clarify the situation – this is called ohr chozer and this reaches higher than chochmah.

A ball flies in a certain direction. When it hits a wall it bounces back. You may think, “well it is thrown in one direction, and when it hits an obstacle it should just stop”, but the wall reveals an element deeper than the direction of the trajectory – it uncovers its inherent energy and hence the bounce back.

This is a mashal for ohr chozer – reflected light. When the koach becomes independent of the chochmah the ohr yashar falls down and it becomes a metziut unto itself. The oneg in world is completely lost. Then you have to go into this abyss to clarify and to reconnect it to elokus.

How does this take place? Since even if you go down to a level that is completely devoid of the light of chochmah, then you see shouldn't exist, but it is still there – this is the atzmus element that is in the creation that came through the torah.

... וחיי עולם

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