AyinBase with R' Paltiel 10/21/2010 Thursday 13 Cheshvan 5771
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Essence cannot be presented. On the level of human intellect, there is a standard of behavior that is rooted in the essence of the human being.
The Zohar teaches that ther are 4 levels to Torah. Levush, guf, neshamah and nishama de nishamah. Levush (garment) is the stories, guf (body) are the statements of the laws of torah, neshama (soul) is that which activates the body. The body doesn't activate itself.
The neshama is the inherent tynug that is hidden and concealed in the chochmah. The body of laws can be seen to make sense, therefore you may think that the whole thing is a derivative of its context. The neshamah/tynug is what gives it an essential character, beyond the level of consequences.
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