Thursday, March 29, 2012

“Rock Steady” p: 69

AyinBase with R' Paltiel Thursday 6 Nissan 5772 

Page 69 – 5 lines from the top line of the page (line starts, 'hi...') For text, see link top right of the blog. Or for text right click here.

We are looking at the topic of 'choice' and how it is above.

There is a compelling element since it says, 'it is impossible to exchange them for another nation' and thus it is the only way it can be. And at the same time we are saying He is not muchrach/compelled in the choice.

This presents a subtle paradox.

He is not grasped and compelled by the topic. It is not predefined before His choice. In Essence, the principle of being 'grasped/nitfas' is not applicable.

Atzmus/essence is true in and of itself, not due to any ingredients or services. And within that Self it is not the metziut/existence of the self. Thus only Essence is really able to have bechirah/choice. Now what is the basis for the choice if He is not 'grasped' by anything? The only way we can define it is to say, 'atzmius/Essence is choosing itself'! Itself could be the way it is concealed within Itself or the way it is everywhere. And He chooses to be everywhere rather than just in Himself. And Israel and Torah are Him everywhere. Choosing to be everywhere and choosing the Jews is the same thing. The Jewish people is Him everywhere.

Choice means He is not compelled, but when there is going to be a choice it is going to be only one way.

According to this, choice is the He chooses and wants, what is His inner pleasure and will. He wants Himself, because this is His inner will.

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