AyinBase / Ayin Beis with R' Paltiel 9 Kislev 5775
At 5th line from end of the page – (line begins: 'be-gan eiden...') For text see below.
World is known by its effect, not by its truth. It doesn't have truth.
It does not exist on the primary level. It exists on the level of effect.
Sight relates to reality, to the truth, not to the physical situation.
The worldly view of sight/light is stripped of the Godly element.
By sight we can relate to a physical object without coming into contact with it – this tells us of a Godly reality.
And by this we sense a light that does not manifest in worldly terms... a surrounding light that is beyond worlds.
This is about the principle of creation: in order that God be known. And that knowing starts with where we are and memaale kol olmin (His presence in the world). Till we reach up to the level of sovev kol olmin (His surrounding presence).
And the level of sovev provides reality to the level of memaale.
We are exposed to 2 systems of thought – 1. through Torah and 2. through world. Worldly thought came to the idea that the human being evolved from monkeys. The world finds itself from within itself. But we have been given something different. By contrast we know what we are being given to know and what we are shown. We know of the world's existence by means of the first verse in Genesis – 'in the beginning God made heaven and earth'.