Sunday, March 8, 2015

“Breathe In; Breath Out” p:8/6

AyinBase / Ayin Beis with R' Paltiel, Shvat 5775

Page 8 of pamphlet – (at lower third of the page. Line begins: 'kitzur...') , Page 6 in the book. For text see below.

We said that there are faculties that are almost separate from the soul, but included within it... they are not there independently, like in a pouch... but there is a level of soul that is not purely soul and it relates to faculties...

Soul/nefesh, regardless of where it is revealed is always the same. This is like sunlight. It illuminates the world, but it is not concerned with illumination – it 'aims' just to reveal the sun... So too the soul, wherever it is it is soul... the faculties are different. The faculties can focus on getting things done externally.

This provision, of getting things done, is also based on the presence of the soul. Take the movement of the hand... it is very sophisticated, but it has a prerequisite – the vitality of the soul (chayut hanefesh).

There is life everywhere. And this allows the specific function of a faculty to surface!

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