AyinBase / Ayin Beis with R' Paltiel Wednesday 15 Cheshvan 5772
Page 171 – about 6 lines from the end of the page – (line starts, 'lehavin davar...') For text, see picture below.
The world has accepted a view that, 'all is interested in 'self-preservation' and upon this concept different structures are based'.
On the side of holiness there is something similar. Any insight is based on a basic foundation. A human being needs a view of how his life should be conducted. This is because a human being is 'for real'.
The sechel/mind recognizes this – that there is fundamental reality. A ha-arah / reflection may be beautiful, but it is not the reality.
We say things belong in the world. A secularist will say, every thing fights for its survival. This is because if you explain things from the level of 'reflection' you are left with no reality, no light.
We say there is reality in a person. A surrounding light – ohr ha sovev. This gives reality to each person and down to the inanimate level – every object has its message.
Our basis of well being in the world is not a structure that cannot be destroyed.
You have a job and think you can pay your bills next year. This is not based on the job, but on your sense that He is for real and will be here next year too...