Thursday, December 15, 2011

“Repairing the Vessels” p: 61

AyinBase with R' Paltiel Thursday 19 Kislev 5772  

Page 61 at 2nd line from the end of the page (line starts: ”bet, lamed, taf...” ) See link (top right) for link to all pages of the text.

The last thing we discussed was the Zohar saying that 'holy' goes on the souls of Israel, and 'baruch/blessed' going on the angels.

Through work in this lower world, the vessels above are also repaired, allowing them to receive, 'light beyond their grasp'. This is 'tikkun ha keilim'.

This is like relating to a topic that one cannot internalize. You relate to it 'as such' in it's place. Only neshamos/souls are capable of doing this work – relating to light beyond their grasp and thus they draw down the essential holiness (kedushat ha-atzmus).

When there is fixing of the vessels / tikkun ha keilim and they can relate to the inyan/topic just because it is true, without its own grasp, this draws down holiness – essential holiness.

This is like looking at why the host is so crucial at a meal. There is no tangible explanation. It is an essence to essence reality. This is a metaphor for the reality of essence.

The whole idea that vessels can and should relate to essence is a soul mission that arouses the essence.

From this we can understand when Hashem told Avraham, 'Lech lecha!' One question was on the meaning of 'lecha'. This 'to you' refers to the essence of the soul. As the verse says, 'arise, my beloved, my beautiful, and go to you' – from King Solomons, Song of Songs. Arise to the source of your soul is the meaning here. This is possible through tefilah/prayer which is described as a ladder that stands on the ground and reaches to heaven. It connects the soul as it is dressed in the body, to its source above.   

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