AyinBase with R' Paltiel Tuesday 28 Shvat 5772
Page 63 – middle of the 2nd paragraph (line starts, 'be-zun...')
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If the souls of Israel come from an essential level, why do they crave the 'kisses of His mouth', which are from a spiritual level. The kisses have an advantage in that they are from a level of sechel – avah.
|Drawing by Joel Andresson|
A human being has an element of essence. There's a saying, 'a man without a home is not a man...' it is not that the house makes him. He has an essential quality that is reveal by him having a house. Where was it prior to expression? In his essence. It is rooted at a higher level than where it finds expression. Having the house is an expression of an essential element.
The kisses are a revelation of a higher level.
A man goes to work and gets very involved. But the truth remains that he goes to work to support his family. When a man gets married, it is not an addition. This defines him completely – he's a married man – and this is the case because marriage is an essential element in a person. This stays with him wherever he goes. A pnimius does not change. So why does it reveal itself in different ways? To be addressed tomorrow.