AyinBase / Ayin Beis with R' Paltiel, Tishrei 5776
Page 25 of pamphlet – (At 4th line from end of the page. Line starts: 'tokef...'). Page 19 of the book. For text see below.
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Keilim/vessels are for the purpose of presenting the essence to the 'outside'. 'Creation' means there is 'another presence' beyond the Creator.
Nothing stands alone. The world is made to appear as if it stands alone.
In the human world are reflected everything as it is above. Imagine a host and his guest. The guest is served food appropriate to him. He's at his own level. But if the host leaves he loses interest in the food. Why?
You have people who lack nothing, and lose interest in their own lives. Why?
You can have a whole world and a full development, but without a certain level it is insignificant. Everything needs a 'what it is about'. The host and the guest, is not 'about the food'.
Without the initial reality of your own being, a person loses interest in life.
So when we say the vessels become a creation unto themselves, it means their own initial push is based on their own existence.
Ohrot/lights do not have their own initial presence. They are connected to their source continually.
In everything there is the element of Creator and created. And the human being cannot orient himself with recognition of the Creator. The soul is God's presence within you.
And in the Godly element there are no vessels – you accept it on His terms. You don't have the means to understand it. And you don't want to understand it – you just want Him in you. This is like breathing. He breathes into you. You don't grasp it. You don't understand it.
The level of Atik has no vessels. The level of Ak, which is higher, does have vessels.