AyinBase / Ayin Beis with R' Paltiel Tuesday 27 Tishrei 5774
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We are looking at the principle that there can be an influence (hamshacha) that is infinite yet measured.
To be a vessel, a service of silence is required. This nullification/silence makes him a receptacle for 'atik' – that which is beyond definition. What allows a person to 'put himself totally aside'?
The world is proposing that knowledge is only that which affects you forcefully. We say the opposite. We say a human being has soul faculties. He knows things that are beyond experience. He knows due to the life of his soul. He knows because he is alive.
There is knowledge beyond knowledge. 'You don't know what you know'. You know it by virtue of its truth, not by virtue of your ability to know.
Putting oneself totally aside, means to fully give up knowing as a separate entity.
The basis of being able to do this is an awareness of reality beyond knowledge. 'There is truth beyond my ability to know and I don't want to know it, I want to relate to it...!'