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ThursdayNight 5 Cheshvan 5771
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Torah is the root of actual existence of the world. It is not an afterthought.
Torah is the oneg – the delight and source of the world.
This means that the world as seemingly precarious and meaningless as it seems, represents an essential element in elokus. Creation itself was not an afterthought – it is rooted in the oneg eloki.
Recent advances and discoveries are due to the secret essential life that is in torah and torah is the source of the world. This is an understatement in terms of describing the torah. Everything in the world is represents a G-dly element.
On the one hand torah is chochmah, on the other hand it is essential oneg/delight/plaything. In truth tynug and chochmah are one thing.
“They are one aspect, one funtion”.
What is the similarity between them? Tynug is the thing that needs not justification – the G-dly spark, delight in everything. Oneg is the representation of the presence of life. Chochmah also has that quality. It has a cognizance of truth “because it is true” - it has a similar element to what oneg has.
They seem different, but really they are one thing.
They provide a similar base for what they maintain.
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... וחיי עולם