AyinBase / Ayin Beis with R' Paltiel Monday 18 Tevet 5773
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We are talking about the way light moves through different levels. Light is always pointing to its source and the ultimate truth. So even though we have all these different level, the underlying reality is the kesser – crown – source of the light...
For example, ohr hachessed / the light of kindness if fully coming from its source in kesser, but it is kindness and not severity. The G-dly light is above it, but this is a recognition of the 'kindness' element over the 'severity', and that becomes the keili/vessel element that defines it in contrast to the other sphirot.
For example both the chair and the table are sourced in human elements. But each has its own specificity. The light and the vessel are 2 completely different levels.