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In sechel the ohr is experienced, not the etzem itself. Like we said before, “this light exceeds the capacity of the sun, though we identify it as 'light that comes from the sun'”.
The very fact that it comes through a process of sechel, means that it is not an etzem/essence. You have a means by which you get to it. Etzem is universally present.
What is so convincing about sechel that comes in ohr yoshar? It makes sense. The basis of the sechel is sechel. And this clearly has it's limits.
The basis of what comes in response to ohr chozer is reality itself. In comparison to the previous level it is bli gvul.
It becomes compelling. The student is forced to accept, since he sees this is reality itself. For this reason it is without a limit.
Sechel is like sight. We observe object, without experiencing them. Yet still we are sure they are real. The basis of the reality of sight is that what you see is beyond the object itself – 'it is the correctness of the object, which is more true than the object itself'. You see something not because it exists, but because it has to exist – this is like sechel.
There is truth base on, 'this fitting for a human' and there is truth based on, 'this is fitting for one who is created by Him'.
Light and dark both bear witness to His infinity. The dark physical object, is representing atzmus/essence. It presents itself as, “I'm just here!” This is the way things are in darkness. This metziut is bli gvul – without limit. We don't relate to it as making sense.