AyinBase / Ayin Beis with R' Paltiel, Tishrei 5776
Page 25 of pamphlet – (At second paragraph of the page. Line starts: 'ach...'). Page 19 of the book. For text see below.
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Ein/nothing is not a 'what'. What can you ask about it?! Anything that's expressible is not necessarily a question. A wise man is 'into it', and asks to 'dig into it further'. If you ask 'what is the meaning of 'wisdom comes from ein/nothing'? Then that leads into the productive field.
The Rebbe is capturing certain central points from before.
Ohr/light has an enormous effect and it is an intangible. It is a non-entity. It is the announcement that there is an essence.
Light to the sun is like darkness to us. It is a fundamental reality to the sun. For us light seems to be an 'add-on'. We cannot explain essence, but know it exists. Think of the host's presence for the guest. It is beyond conversation or food. There is an essential reality that we experience due to the gift of intelligence.
Someone who lacks that sensitivity, lacks a basic human intelligence, lacks a basic view of reality.
The world of atzilus has these two levels – light and vessels. This is similar to saying a table is really rooted in the essence and the intelligence of the person. And this intelligence is translated in the world in the form of a physical table.
Chochmah/wisdom is representative of something that cannot be defined. It is found from ein/nothing.
And the lights are without a definition – simple - no explanation can be given how they effect what they effect.
There is no activity. No process. And yet we say there is no comparison to their source...!?
this is leading us to a fine principle – 'sign is most fundamental, but it is only there if you open your eyes...!' If you look you have the reality, if you don't look you don't have it. So there is a 'discovery' element to it. Above this level of sight/chochmah there is no 'discovery' element.