AyinBase with R' Paltiel Tuesday 21 Shvat 5772
Page 71 – about the middle of the page (line starts, 'kuli...')
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We're looking at the revelation of the hidden choice. The expression is down here below – 'souls in bodies'.
And from down here they can differentiate the inner from the external. They know the essential reality in themselves.
What quality enables the correct identification? It is the Unending Essence (Atzmus Ein Sof). This element is found also in the souls of Israel and it is rooted in a level above His essential pleasure.
His choice is not based on any 'personal affinity'.
It is phenomenal to think... some of our boys look to India for some meaning... if you approach Torah without the inner level then the whole point is missed.
The souls of Israel have an element of essence. This is because they were already identified and selected in Essence, so thus they represent the ultimate, inner intent, that desires pnimius/inner reality. The souls have no qualities except His intent. And this is why the souls of Israel have the ability, here below to separate between the inner and outer levels. This is an essential quality and enables the ability to discern and to distinguish.
A chabad boy goes on shlichus (being an emissary) not because of who he is. He goes because he is connected to the one who sends him.
Pnimius 'looks up to its source' and chitzonius/external reality, 'becomes something unto itself'.