AyinBase with R' Paltiel ThursdayNight 16 Shvat 5772
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In essence the inner level is hidden. This is the hidden essence – meaning that its presence is not at all dependent on being expressed. It is what it is unto itself.
Because it reaches above without limit. And hence the excess and fringes that come with pleasure have no limit down below. The external level corresponds to the inner level. It too has an element of infinity.
This morning we talked about how the human being is an illustration and metaphor for the highest elements in G-dliness. Within the limits of the world, man represents and element of this essential hiddeness. Something that is completely 'stand alone'. The whole creation of the world would we insignificant if it were not for the human being, for the Yid.
He adds this profound element of truth. The profound reality that makes the world a significant place.
At Seagate Rabbi talked with a student encountering obstacles. The goal was to get a sense of, 'what the human being is'. We have three levels of creations. We have the sea creatures – suspended in their medium – in the water – in a constant state of rest. Weightless. Floating. Supported. The fish are part of the water according to halacha.
The animals on the land have to hold themselves up. They have an element of 'self'. They hold themselves by relating to the ground. Their stance is relative to the ground. This is what we call an ha-arah/reflection of theground. Their stance is not independent.
The stance of a human being is independent. He does not stand relative to the ground. His feet touch the ground because he acts on earth, but he balances not against the ground, but against himself.
Functionally he needs gravity of earth, but he's independent at a physical and mental level.
He has an essential presence. It is behelem. He is contained within himself. A real human being is capable of being completely dedicated to divine service, rather than fitting into the world. The human beings to the wold that principle of reality.
The human being represents the pnimius. He has a focus.
We have looked at the metaphor of the way we cannot perceive the end of space. Even though space is a composite of units of space. The reason for this perception is because we cannot perceive a place where 'He is not present'.
Man stands independently, but he is a finite entity. What is his independence. It is based on his soul. And it is based on his recognition of the presence of Atzmus. This is like having the host at the table where you are a guest and this gives it reality.
Ownership too, has to do with this essential quality of the human being.
In the future time the external level will be re-incorporated in the inner level. Now you see space and the owner as separate – you will see them unified. There will be no dimensions and yet there will be dimensions.
Everything is included in Israel and Torah which is the core of existence. “If not for my covenant, I would not established my laws of heaven and earth”, says G-d. All of the rules of nature are secondary to the essence – to the core.