“Born Before Conception” p: 68 AyinBase with R' Paltiel Friday 29 Adar II 5772
Page 68 – at about the last quarter of the page (line starts, 'tynug ha-atzmi...') For text, see link top right of the blog. Or for text right click here.
Essence is super-worldly. There is nothing in the world that is essential. Scientists had thought the atom was essential, but discovered this was not the case. The soul/neshamah allows us to relate to something G-dly.
Chochmah knows that it is looking at the essence and is not 'part and parcel' of it. The tight-rope walker does not rely on the rope. His focus on the target is what keeps him steady. How does the target help him? That's the experience of sight/chochmah – they relate to the reality itself – it is as if you are there. In a real sense we do this every day. We stand on 2 feet. If we relied on the earth we would rest on 4!
Torah is rooted in cochmah, tynug, ratzon and above. Torah describes a reality and relates you to it.
The letters are deeper than oneg/pleasure. They are a statement that reality exists. Oneg is an experience. The experience of the actual reality. The sense of the reality is the etzem itself is in the principle of 'osiot/letters or 'name'.
Chochmah views oneg.
'You are a dwelling for us'. The dwelling for our soul/nefesh – is You!
The soul dwells in the etzem hatynug hapashut – the simple essential pleasure. A home denotes a certain type of reality cannot be described in any functional manner. This is simple – the plain reality without form.