AyinBase / Ayin Beis with R' Paltiel, Nissan 5775
Page 13 of pamphlet – (about a third into the page. Line begins: 'ofen...'). Page 10 of the book. For text see below.
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The essence of the creation is rooted in light. And the light is sourced in Essence. The light is the origin of creation.
The vessel and the light unite. The light is dressed in the vessel. The light and vessel are worlds apart.
The dressing up in the vessels allows for the light to be revealed...!
The light does not lose its primary quality.
Although contained in the vessel, yet the light is allowed to function as light.
Life is embedded in a body. Life and body are completely different. And yet the life is so dressed into the body that it is completely contained in the body.
Yet at the same time the body has life. The body lives. It is an anomaly. That is to say the life is revealed as life, yet within the body.
The soul can only be revealed in a human body (it can be sent into exile in the body of an animal, but not be enclothed and express itself there).
The light shines through the body. The eye is a clear channel for the faculty of sight. It is nullified to the spirit that animates it.
In the exile of Egypt they made us do soul destroying work... “dig this ditch! Faster! Okay. Done? Now fill it back up! Fill that ditch!” and this way the spirit disengages and won't move the arm. But when the work has a soul purpose the body functions differently...