AyinBase with R' Paltiel 11/22/2010 Monday 15 Kislev 5771
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We are looking at how souls are rooted in essence. Angels come from a spiritual union and souls from a bodily uinion. So why do we say souls are higher than angels?
The principle behind this paradox is due to the fact that the most internal and essential level comes by means of bodily union exclusively.
A metaphor for spiritual union is like the sechel coming from the mind. And a metaphor for bodily union is like the flow of the drop from the mind.
Sechel, if not controlled will lead off in many directions and if it is allowed it will thus pervert the original concept, which was initially correct.
What is the import of the fact that sechel has a limit and that the limit must be respected? It states that this is not an essence. An essence is fundamental and universally applicable.
Both the sechel and the tipah/drop draw from the moach/brain. Why do we say that sechel draws from moach? It seems to draw from the sechel, but there it is not yet a metzius that can be nishpah/downloaded. It cannot just be an inner sense – it has to be more defined, and that occurs when it comes into the brain and from this level can come hashpah/downloads.