AyinBase / Ayin Beis with R' Paltiel Tuesday 18 Cheshvan 5774
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At about a third into the page – (line begins: 'she haray hu...') For text, click: Here.
Two points: the emphasis on sechel and chochmah, and the other point, 'it seems the soul comes from God and has nothing to do with the biological father'...
These points are related. The emphasis on sechel and chochmah is that they are the moment when one has a full view of his neshamah/soul. The other faculties are further derivatives of this.
Life in a person is not from his parents. His parents provide his body. His life is provided by God. This life in a person is the the basis for sechel/mind. In worldly thinking, if you don't relate to soul and essential will, then 'touch' becomes the basis of 'mind'. But we say you have a soul and an essential will.
A human being has dignity. He stands for truth, not experience.
The sense that you have a reality is the greatest gift. This is infinite. This is the Father giving his son part of Himself. The human being can sense reality beyond features, beyond 'pleasant' or 'unpleasant'. It is not a worldly presence. It is a Godly presence.
This cannot be given by spiritual mentorship. It is the giving of essence.
God told Abraham, 'take your only son and put him on the alter'. This is the basis of the strength of our nation. But what is it? What does it mean? It means He has imbued this nation with His truth. Totally super worldy. And Abraham was the one who was put through this test and this changed our entire psyche and being...!
We are bringing out the point of realizing who and what we are. What is a human being and what is a Jew. The significance of his actions and his breathing...