AyinBase with R' Paltiel Tuesday 19 Adar II 5772
Page 66 – below the middle of the page (line starts, 'umakor ha malchus...') For text, see link top right of the blog. Or for text right click here.
At the meal the host is present... this gives a sense of reality. 'the meal is real because I am here'. The king is the value of the king – if you start explaining then you lose the principle. After the principle of the king is accepted, then there can be explanations on your level...
The king's presence, all qualities aside, is essence. Wisdom is based on the fact of reality. What is the basis of reality? Scientific research does not provide it. The foundation of wisdom is to know that there is a First Being, who is Truth and beyond question. Once you have reality, you can try to understand it on your level.
If the guest is eating with the host, but experiencing only the taste of the meal, he's missing the point, though he should have satisfaction from the food. Everything exists an has its own quality, but that is like the meal, that is not the essence. The essence is that there is truth in everything. Just as the king represents the truth, malchus is the middah/emotion that represents this truth. When this middah is revealed it is superior and provides reality.
At first malchus is mekabel/recipient. The malchus is the result of the chochmah and midot of the king. As a result of nishikin/kisses there is revelation of the source, the way He is unto himself.
In the time to come there will be revelation of malchus and G-dly presence will be revealed, so how will there still be mentor/mashpia and mushpah.