Thursday, February 16, 2012

“An Essential Move” p: 71-2

AyinBase with R' Paltiel ThursdayNight 23 Shvat 5772 

Page 71-2 – lower quarter of the page (line starts, 'bemetziut...')
See link (top right) for link to all pages of the text.

The soul is able to focus on the truth to the exclusion of all else. This is due to the quality of atzmus/essence.

From time to time one should contemplate the perspective of a tzaddik. This is not false imaginings. The soul has this truth, even if he lacks the 'brain power' to reach into that level of the soul... how does one relate to this view of, 'yes this is true and I am not up to it....?' It is because there is an element in a person where the truth is the only thing that matters.

He relates to truth beyond his understanding.

This is also the basis for the soul's ability to do tshuvah/return. Even from a great distance... a move is accomplished by an 'essential move'.

One can understand a man feeling a lack of significance and wanting improvement. This is not yet tshuvah, this is improvement. This is still on a functional level. But the truth of tshuvah is that which comes from the essence of the soul to return to the essence of the Endless One (Ein Sof). It is not 'finding oneself', but rather connecting to Him, to the infinite reality.

So the basis of this 'move' is because the souls are the element of pnimius/inner reality rather than funcion. They are bound up with the 'hidden of all hiddeness' – truth that never came into being, without an element of expression.

This is why they have the power to return. The become fully embraced in the level of fully hidden, without personal cognizance at all...

The souls are made in 'His image' – in 'Our form'.

We are not aware of the depth they contain.

The natural world is subservient to the Torah. 'Follow My law says Hashem and I will have your rains fall at the proper time...' Nature represents the external influence.

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