AyinBase / Ayin Beis with R' Paltiel Monday 22 Kislev 5774
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The world is called, 'something from nothing”... it is a reflection of infinity.
The world is derived from an external reflection (ha-arah chitzoni).
This is like when a mentor, works with his student. He provides him with an 'external light'. The inner light, the student is not able to receive.
A teacher and student relationship is different. The teacher provides a level of knowledge that he gives to the student.
A mentor/mashpia is different. He is not a 'transmitter of information' – he himself is affecting this sense/feeling/knowledge. Why is he the mashpia/mentor? It is due to the fact that he has the material on a more fundamental level. And this is why he can influence the mentee.
The mentee can receive only that for which he has vessels to receive... Think of eating. For the nutrients to enter the bloodstream it has to be internally processed, till the food is no longer an external material. This is a good metaphor for how the mentor and mentee relate. So the food has to be presented in a special manner and fed in an appropriate way.
The first state of eating is 'the taste' and this tells the body, 'hey, this is something you can relate to'.
This is an external reflection. The mentor has the fundamental level, but he gives an external reflection, that is fitting for transmission to the mentee.
Faith is the brightest. It sees before you understand.