AyinBase / Ayin Beis with R' Paltiel, Shvat 5775
Page 8 of pamphlet – (4th line of the page. Line begins: 'vezeh-hu...') , Page 6 in the book. For text see below.
Last night we came to a new statement: the faculties that are included in the soul (without being the soul itself), are also limitless.
For the faculty to emanate into a functional state it has to undergo a tzimtzum/contraction so that it can relate to the body.
The body is, in general, suited to the form of the soul.
The human body approximates the way the faculties are 'arranged' in the soul...
After the contraction the physical and the spiritual can 'understand each other'.
The lower level of the faculty relates to upper level of the organ/limb that it enlivens... the tzimtzum/contraction allows the faculty to relate to the organ/vessel.
When we execute a simple action, like drawing a straight line, it is not just the hand doing it, it is the faculty in the hand and the essential element of the faculty that has been contracted to express itself through the hand. And the line represents reality. And he is not limited to the line that he draws...