AyinBase / Ayin Beis with R' Paltiel, Ellul 5775
Page 24 of pamphlet – (At middle of the page. Line starts: 'yesh lomar...'). Page 18 of the book. For text see below.
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We camped at Mt Sinai 'like one man' – were were all individuals and quite separate, but at the moment of the giving of the Torah, we became like one man...
The principle of subdivision, where awareness, opinions, and senses of reality differ is due to the vessels/keilim. From the perspective of the souls, all fit together! This is a seamless union. There is no need to negotiation.
This is the way of ohrot/lights. Lights are simple and without distinction and thus there is no subdivision.
The whole phenomenon of distinction is due to the keilim.
The legs of a table are only needed for a table in actuality, but at the conceptual level the legs are not distinct. In the practical world there is a distinction between legs...
So too with people – from the perspective of neshamot, they are just what they are meant to be, without the practical division into different faculties etc...
Through the details of the human being – brain, heart, legs, faculties – you see the overall same principle.
The distinction is on the level of keilim, but from the ohrot level they all fit together seamlessly.