AyinBase with R' Paltiel Tuesday 26 Adar II 5772
Page 68 – at the third line of the page (line starts, 'ku...') For text, see link top right of the blog. Or for text right click here.
He chose His people in a way of making them distinct. They were mixed into Egypt and He picked them out. Everything he did there was representative of His essence. This people is associated with His essence and no other. Total union and submerging into Him is a unique Jewish property.
His choice originates in the primal purity that preceded the creation...
Just as His truth is a 'must be' so too is the truth that is contained in every element of the world on the level of 'must be'.
Things fall to they ground. Physically we say it is due to gravity. The ground pulls it – there is no such thing of up and down. But we say the reason it falls is because it goes downwards. The spirit of animal descends. The spirit of man rises up – intelligence. And this is so true it reflects in the physical world. The physically element is a camouflage for the real G-dly truth. Actually all is rooted in atzmus/essence. At at this level He chose His people.
At the Zohar says – there are 3 knots connecting – Israel, G-d and Torah. And in each of these there are the revealed and concealed elements. There's a level where, 'no thought grasps it at all' – not even the primal thought.