Friday, January 13, 2012

“Having and Appreciating” p: 66

AyinBase with R' Paltiel Friday 18 Tevet 5772  

Page 66 – 8 lines from the end of the page (line starts, 'gilui ha-atzmit...')
See link (top right) for link to all pages of the text.

Beloved are Israel, called G-d's children... and the exceptional affection is seen in that it was made known to them” or similarly 'Adam is favored in that he was made in His image and a greater kindness is that it was made known to him.' The real thing is one level, but the knowledge of what you have is special. Having good is necessary, but appreciating it is special...

What will be the value of 'kisses' in the time to come? It is the essential pleasure as it comes and will be found in the essential hidden level of chochmah.

All the faculties, but chochmah in particular are not the result of external experience. The chochmah is a soul expression. There is the soul itself and then there is the expression of the soul – chochmah is that expression. It is a knowledge and you're relating to it – it is a source of life. This is where the soul is actually present on an expressed level. Chochmah dresses itself in the body, in the brain. The special quality of chochmah is that it is completely transparent – it unites with what it contains. The hidden delight is contained in it. This is to say that the essential hidden level of chochmah is the origin. It is not derivative knowledge. It is knowledge sourced in the hidden level not in any external circumstance.

The soul can reveal itself. It does this at the level of chochmah.

A human being, with an inner life, who appreciates things on a deep/true level, can still be observed externally. He cannot hide himself. This is because the inner human experience includes the fact that he is present in the bigger picture!

A name is external, but it is so fundamental it can draw a person out of a coma. It is part of our truth to be part of a bigger reality.

Essential pleasure is due to the soul's union with G-d. And this pleasure comes through into the hidden source of chochmah.

The soul has the inherent ability to be known externally – it's inner aspects – and this external knowledge is chochmah.

We have seen that there are subtle principles, that are very well known to us, but we are not aware of them. They are 'what we are', and not 'what you experience'.  

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