AyinBase / Ayin Beis with R' Paltiel Thursday 1 Shevat 5774
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We are saying that a reflection of infinity can come down and be enclothed in the definitions of worlds. It becomes transformed and captured. The light is almost lost. Essential light – Torah – by contrast, is also able to come down and become enclothed in the world, but not captured. In clarifies the affairs of the world.
There are certain cases that the Torah will not descend to adjudicate.
The Torah's presence affects a birur/purification. It identifies the good and lets the bad fall away.
Rebbi Yehudah was involved exclusively in the laws of damages, which you might think is entirely worldly, but his work there was to purify the good from the bad.
Worldly possession is a Godly decree. The halacha very careful to not infringe on someone's prutah (a possession of small value). The fact of ownership is indicative of the fact that there is a King in the world.
Even in the secular world, ownership is possible only if there is a government. And on a real level He owns all, and he grants ownership to individuals.
Torah can descend to the lowest level and not be damaged or made impure. On the contrary it affects a purification in the place it touches.
When you bump against something, it tells you not about the truth, but about how things are. Light and sight by contrast has to do with the truth. Sight reveals an inherent truth.
We can know the truth of an object, by sight, without having touched it. This is sight. It does not have to be experienced and proven.
This is the difference between Torah law, and secular jurisdiction. Torah rules with light – it illuminates. The light comes from the source of existence. Secular law rules by decree.