AyinBase / Ayin Beis with R' Paltiel Sunday 22 Tammuz 5773
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Everything at its core is the oneg/delight. This is what gives it existence and vitality.
This is not an individual oneg created in the faculty or activity. It is drawn from the vitality of the soul. The delight takes place in the soul, even though the activity is so far removed from it and defined very locally – for example in the movement of the hand.
This transition from the soul to the faculty is due to limitation. The oneg is focused on a particular faculty. The soul and oneg per se do not relate to the particular faculty and specific element.
Think of a home. It is a very significant reality for the person. The home has furnishings. There is not comparison between the significance of a furnishing to the home itself. Yet each item of furniture has an element of the significance of the home per se. the furnishings are not just functional; they are part of the home.
So too the faculties and the soul/nefesh. They represent the soul in a much reduced way.
So we have to say that the continuation of tynug/delight into the faculties is by means of an intermediary.
The human being is the link between the world and its Creator. He brings real life to the world. With that in mind we can look at other stuff. The human being's relationship to the world is unique. Animals are participants in the world. Humans are builders in the world. He owns it. He is a giver not a taker.
Just as a human being has a place in the world – his home (whether he rents or owns), so too does he need furnishings, cutlery and crockery... this is all part of the statement that he is a king in the world.
These things he uses all represent the same principle – that he's real.
When you think of the furnishings of the home, and the utensils... what initiates the need for them? The human being, not the home. They reflect certain aspects of the human being that are interconnected...!
Some say we are 'conditioned' to eat and live like human beings. The opposite is true. There's in trend in the world to condition us away from our human stance. We say that to live like a human being is intrinsic. Our deepest delight...!
In all our human activities, the movement of the hand and the speech of the mouth, there has to be a nefesh/soul element. It is all from the same soul, but like the home and the furnishings.
And so there has to be an intermediary. In the soul, there is just one perfect reality of delight. In order to translate that down to specific faculties and activities there has to be an intermediary.
Back inside the text: thus we must say, the 'download' of the oneg/delight into the faculties is by means of an intermediary...