Monday, November 1, 2010
We are still looking at how mitzvahs are superior to torah. Mitzvahs are ratzon hashem – pillars that connect heaven and earth. A direct connection between His will and this world.
In torah there is the same factor, but it comes as an expression – it is also ohr of atzilus that comes into briah. The briah element and not the atzilus element is what is nimshach below.
Mitzvahs are done in the physical world, but they are not dressed in the physicality. The ratzon ha elyon directly connects here below.
Torah is mislabesh / enclothed in the sechel.
That having been said there is still an advantage of torah over mitzvahs. We said the illuminator that is contained in torah returns one to good. Thus we see from this quote that even if one caused damage, the luminary that is in torah brings one to good and is thus higher than mitzvahs (ie there was a failing/damage on the level of mitzvahs, but torah can address this).
There is a truth that does not come from any place – this is ratzon.
... וחיי עולם