AyinBase / Ayin Beis with R' Paltiel, Tammuz 5775
Page 18 of pamphlet – (At about a third from top of the page. Line begins: 've-ahnu...'). Page 13 of the book. For text see below.
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We are looking at how the vessels come from the light, but by virtue of being touched by something from the 'outside'.
There is a means by which you can put sechel/mind into letters and words. These letters that represent the sechel are unique to it at the time of presentation. But ultimately letters and words are interchangeable.
The letters come forth when the sechel comes to be expressed externally.
Light is a direct emanation from the source. It points to the source. But then this light has external effects and it becomes thickened – which means 'closer to being an entity unto itself'.
This means a limit and boundary within the light itself. This is brought forth as a result of the reshimu. The reshimu is a trace. And what does it allude to? It alludes to a pre-existing definition.
And this is where the vessels come from.
When you relate to the pure light, you don't need the vessel/keili. But once the light has an inherent definition, then you cannot take it from the source, and you get it via keilim/vessels.
The reshimu brings the light to a concrete stage where it can be identified independently of the source.