Wednesday, February 29, 2012

“Ways of Seeing” p: 65

AyinBase with R' Paltiel WednesdayNight 6 Adar II 5772 

Page 65 – about 9 lines from the top of the page (line starts, 'be-re-iyat eyin hasechel...') For text, see link top right of the blog. Or for text right click here.

Seeing with a flesh eye is due to the imposition of the object, as opposed to seeing with the mind's eye which is due to an inclination. This means it makes a different impression, it imposes itself as opposed to being due to an affinity. Prophesy is like seeing with the flesh eye, even though it is a spiritual sighting. The view is ingrained and formatted in the prophet's mind – it imposes itself on him – like eye sight.

Nevertheless, if the navi/prophet is also a great sage, which affects and refines his vessels/faculties, and elevates the person, then the engraving will be with greater revelation/clarity.

This is a mashal/metaphor for the way that 'kisses'/wisdom affect something of essence – the hasagas hamehus.

How is the prophesy different? The fact that he is a great sage, means that his keil/vessel would be of a great quality.

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