Wednesday, August 26, 2015

“Carried By Spirit” p:23/17

AyinBase / Ayin Beis with R' Paltiel, Ellul 5775 

Page 23 of pamphlet – (At about middle of the page. Line begins: 'shehakav...'). Page 17 of the book. For text see below.

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We are looking at 'lights' (ohrot). The challenge is to understand light as distinct from vessels/keilim, and yet, to understand light as a presence.

Intelligence identifies directly with the light/ohr, rather than the keili/vessel.

Sechel/intelligence is based on the fact that there is a First Being. Stuff did not come out of nothingness. The world comes from Him.

The spirit of man relates to the spirit of things, not to the vessels.

You see a cup on the table. And your intelligence sees the person who set the cup there and the spirit of the setting.

Lights do not represent an independent element. They represent their source.

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