AyinBase / Ayin Beis with R' Paltiel ThursdayNight 18 Adar 5773
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We are looking at the difference between ohr and shefa. There are 2 types of relationship between master and teacher. In shefa there is an actual reality. An element of the essence is being transmitted. The mind/sechel of the master/rav is transmitted.
And light/ohr is different. It is only a reflection. It is not the essence. The essence is not involved in the giving off of the light. A piece of the essence is not involved. Like the light of the sun – the sun is not bound and preoccupied in the activity of light.
The master who addresses 'ears that do not hear' is in great distress. But the sun is not bothered if clouds block the light from reaching the earth. There's no real relationship there.
You may say the light is a real full representation of the sun. But if you think of a stone that is thrown and how it is imbued with a human aim you sense the master's intent and involvement.
The master aims that the sechel/mind reaches the student. It is not automatic. This if shefa/flow. He is giving something of his essence. The sun does not have this essential element of the essence.
The master gives of his will. This is the basis for the sechel/mind that he gives to the student.
The first thing is to recognize oneself. Then you have a certain reality. And then the goal is not 'to be' or 'to survive'. He wants 'to be himself'. And from this essence comes his sechel.
The real effect of light is not to 'see across the street'. The sun does not know darkness. It does not have a wick or dark element.
God implanted real light in the sun. The light comes from an essential source and is not created by some kind of activity. The impression created by the sun, rather than many candles, is one of the essence of light.
'The sun is out' - we sense an essence. This is the Godly gift to the world, that there is light, not that you should be able to see – creating a new state called day time.
This light from the sun comes without effort. It is an essential reality in the sun.
This is 'what the sun is, and not what it is trying to do for you'. And this is why it transforms the environment.
The soul gives life to the body. There are many different levels, down to the lowest level of physical action and sensitivity. Life does not have a limit. It is absolutely constant. Life is representative of the actual presence of nefesh/soul.
On the one hand it is a representation of the essence, on the other hand we say the essence is not involved. Sechel comes from the ratzon/will. Man wants to be what he is created to be and from this comes sechel. From the recognition of the self.
Self recognition is superior. This is where he connects to God. This is where the truth is given to him. He doesn't just want to be, he wants to be the Godly truth that was imbued into him.