AyinBase / Ayin Beis with R' Paltiel 29 Menachem Av, 5774
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We are talking about the principle of the supremacy of the form over the material. It entails overpowering the material – hisgabrut hatzurah al hachomer.
Usually this refers to the refining of the body.
But here we are talking on the soul level. The soul has a chomer/materiality. And this is the run towards Godliness...! Why is it chomer? – Because it is its desire.
The tzurah/form is that the soul stays put and remains with the body. And this is the opposite of the soul's strong desire to expire into Godliness...
And this is a deeper truth and reality than the soul's own experience.
And this is the return. The return to life in a body. And this is harder than the 'run' towards Godliness...
In that state of ecstasy and delight it is harder to return to the body than to continue to go towards Him. And the 'return' is going back to the world and from there recognizing Godliness...
Both movements, both 'ratzu/run' and 'shuv/return' are soul movements... the soul decides where it wants to go.
God is beyond 'coming into being'. The soul is 'brought into being'. When the soul ascends it gets to a wonderous understanding and a great pleasure... a delight of Godliness itself.... beyond anything created. And from here it 'gets off the wagon' and returns to earth, because she realizes there is a Godly will that is beyond this delight.