Monday, November 28, 2011

“The King's Preoccupation” p: 60

AyinBase with R' Paltiel 11/28/11 Monday 2 Kislev 5772 

Page 60 – about a third from the top of the page (line starts: ”kul hi...” ) See link (top right) for link to all pages of the text.

In summation of yesterday's discussion: bitul of the animal soul, renders it a proper vessel, for gilui/revelation of elokus. Bitul comes as a result of the recognition that, not by its experience is the truth reached, but by simply relating to the truth. atzmus/essence provides substantiation to all the giluim/revelations.

The good and evil inclinations are locked in battle. And neither has the 'upper hand'. Each says, 'this is what I like, this is what I want'. Decisive in this is the 'ohr Eloki'. And here the good inclination says, 'this is true and you too belong to it' and this is where the evil inclination ceases its aggression and becomes nul before the truth.

The animal now becomes a suitable place for the revelation of G-dliness.

Atzmus ein sof / essence is 'touched/aroused' by the animal soul reaching the level of bitul.

The king's mind is totally remote, but by the heart he can be touched. Even though there too it is exalted and 'cannot be fathomed'. Tzaddikim when they request from Hashem do not do so on the basis of their good deeds, but rather on the basis of asking for a favor. My mentioning His kindness, they find a venue where, 'I also exist'. This is reaching the King through His heart.

It the 'talking bird' a childish distraction? There is that element. This heart that is beyond fathoming, can be aroused and touched by the 'talking bird'. This needs to be explained.

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