AyinBase / Ayin Beis with R' Paltiel 29 Menachem Av, 5774
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This principle of 'run and return' are part of a broader context of 'form and material'. The form is given supremacy over the material'.
Here you can see a contrast between the Torah view and the world view. The Torah presents a completely different reality.
The world says, 'the human being identifies his presence and all the stuff around him and he comes to know it by his discovery...' This misses the truth that, 'all that exists is brought into existence, and the fact that we know about it is because it is being shown to us.' This is the Torah view.
Nothing in the world, 'just happens to be'. The world is a creation.
The initiator goes along with the entire process.
We say, 'Okay God you made me, now I want to be associated with You. If you don't give me mitzvoth/channels of connection then I don't have the real thing... without that I won't have anything...'
And this is a direct connection to Him.