AyinBase / Ayin Beis with R' Paltiel, Tammuz 5775
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The Rebbe says that a spark that separates from the torch, is of the same 'material' as the flame, except that the flame is attached to the torch and the spark is disconnected.
The flame of the torch illuminates. The spark, by contrast does not illuminate.
On the other hand the spark identifies itself, while not illuminating the surroundings.
Think of the sun and its light, in contrast to the fire and its light. Sunlight is of a different quality from light created by a fire. We sense that the candle constantly works to illuminate. Sunlight by contrast if effortless. It comes due to the sun 'being there'. This is the benefit we receive. How it occurs is a separate issue.
Daylight/sunlight is a transformative light, that experiences no opposition.
“God said, 'let there be light', and there was light.” This is indicative of it being beyond process. The verse is saying that 'light' is an actual creation, and is no the result of a sequence of events. It has no opposition. It is transformative.
This essential light was subsequently invested into the sun. It was done so as not to overwhelm the world. This provides us with a worldly explanation, while the quality of the light remains...
This light exists only in the presence of the sun. Daylight is announcing the presence of the sun. The sun was made to 'rule the day'. It has full jurisdiction.
Sunlight has the quality of being connected to its source.