AyinBase / Ayin Beis with R' Paltiel 25 Menachem Av, 5774
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When the world was first created there was darkness over the world. That is to say, that for physicality per se there is no inherent light... but then it is ordered and light imbued into it. From physicality itself there is no demand for life and significance.
Then comes light – and it shows itself to be more real than darkness...
You need feet to walk. But you don't start walking because you have feet. You walk due to a higher significance, not to exercise your feet.
And this is possible only due to the essence of the soul... this is the soul that is 'blown' into you. And it says not, 'look what I can do', but rather, 'look who I am'.
Everyone knows that human life is the most valuable. The human being has an essence, beyond world. If you lose sight of this, you lose sight of the value of the world.
Only the essence of the soul has the ability to affect the nullification of the body, so that it will be a vessel for the light of the soul.