AyinBase / Ayin Beis with R' Paltiel 25 Menachem Av, 5774
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In the spiritual work there is also the joining of soul and body. It is that the soul becomes primary in the body... it is not merely understanding the message with body parameters, but in a purely spiritual fashion.
This can only be accomplished by the essence of the soul...
There are two aspects. From the body's perspective it goes through a nullification and becomes sensitive to the soul alone.
The soul unifies with the body and stays in the body, despite the fact that the soul is going through a profound cleaving to Godliness, yet it does not let go of the body.
A person, 'wants to live' and each thing, 'wants to continue to be what it is'. This is not for any gain, but rather because his sense of Godliness is through what he is. This wanting to live, is wanting to be with God.
The love of delights is the love inherent in Godliness. And the 'wanting to live' is a little taste of this 'love of delights' – ahavah be tynugim.
And this would seem to be a complete departure from the body. But the soul does not fully leave and continues its contact...
To follow this discussion, it is demanded of us to see that the soul has faculties, but that if the joining with the body were based on these faculties, then having an experience of this kind of pleasure/ecstasy would result in a departure of the soul from the body.
We tend to see sechel/mind the way the body sees it – the external level – the structure. But the true spirit of sechel is the light flowing from a living soul...!