Thursday, December 29, 2011

“It Doesn't Depend on You” p: 64

AyinBase with R' Paltiel    Thursday 3 Tevet 5772 

Page 64 – at the last line of the page (line starts, 'tachtonah...')
See link (top right) for link to all pages of the text.

We have looked at the principle that there is such a thing as the reflection being better than a mehus/essence. It is a superior type of cognizance and relationship, and that's why Israel, though they have an essential connection were calling for 'the kisses of His mouth.'

Sechel is based on ratzon/will. So how is it objective? And the secularists say, 'that's just your preference'. And in what way is chochmah sight? The answer is that the soul itself is a reality. The soul is a greater reality than the body. And what the sechel/mind can receive from the nefesh/soul is because soul is real and rooted above. Sechel is a flow from the essence of the soul. So chochmah/wisdom is called sight. It is dependent on your chochmah and insight. You see due to the bitul and relationship. On the physical level you see because it is presented.

A prophet sees because it is being presented. The sage/chocham sees due to metziut. It is not forced upon him – he recognizes it in his sechel.  

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