AyinBase / Ayin Beis with R' Paltiel 22 Kislev 5775
At second paragraph – (line begins: 've-hinay...') For text see below.
In general, any real presence has prior to its actuality, the 'possibility'. The 'possibility element' is that 'should there be a presence' it would serve a purpose...
The 'possibility' is related to the real source.
When we look at our lives it seems that all our activities relate to a preceding cause... for example you eat because you are hungry... and this means you are not relating to the initial concept. This is because in our experience all that exists, is a structure based on something below it, and not on something above it...!
This is like saying, 'I can build a skeleton of a human being and eventually it will come to life 'cos it looks human'. But his is not how things work. The reality is that everything comes 'top down'. Our human faculties develop on the basis of a higher human reality and the knowledge that a person has a real presence in the world.
It is important for a person to recognize his purpose in being here. To fully realize your real state you are given mitzvoth that are beyond your current ability. This is a statement that your presence here is greater than you mere existence. And then you try to live up to what He intended to create. Don't just follow your natural inclination. And then you can bring out the true Godly definition of the human being.