AyinBase / Ayin Beis with R' Paltiel 2 Elul, 5774
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We are looking at a principle that is obstructed by a worldly view. We are saying, 'Torah is something that is rooted in the essence of Godliness, contrary to how it appears... that Torah is a guide to living in the world and controling one's impulses...'
Torah represents its source, which is essence, and by means of Torah that essence is drawn down into the world, till you start to live in Godliness, and not on worldly terms...
The blessing we say before learning is what identifies the source of Torah. It is saying that Torah represents to me the essence of Godliness.