Thursday, November 21, 2013

“Not Instinctual; Not Inherent” p:44

AyinBase / Ayin Beis with R' Paltiel Thursday 18 Kislev 5774 

Page 44 מד

At just above the middle of the second section of page of the page – (line begins: "mayain...”) For text, click: Here.

We are saying that creation is from a union of chochmah and binah.

Chochmah/wisdom is an identifiable presence, but in essence is it an element of ayin (nothing). Chochmah is the starting point of the 'Godly nothingness' that can relate to worlds, and becomes the source for world...

Chassidus is explaining to us that the world is a Godly creation. He could have made the word any way he wanted. He could have made it in a way that there would be no imprint of the Creator. But the world is not detached. It does not understand its Creator, but there is a connection. This connection it its initial state is called ein (nothingness).

What is ein/nothingness? A man makes a decision and follows through. There is nothing that compels him. For an animal it is instinctive. For the man the decision rests on ein/nothingness.

For a person, everything comes from ein – this is the chochmah/wisdom.

Right and wrong is a Godly concept. It is not instinctual. And it is not inherent to the world.

The world for all its precariousness, has a Godly reality.

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