Page 24 of pamphlet – (At second line from the top of the page. Line starts: 'yesh lomar...'). Page 18 of the book. For text see below.
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an empty room already has a table and chairs. This is due to its essential keili/vessel nature. And this is the supriority of keilim.
This is also seen in the superiority of doing a mitzvah due to obedience to the King, in contrast to doing based on one's own understanding.
A vessel/keili is like a spark that separates from the flame.
The spark is actually not from the flame it is from the source of the flame.
The spark is from the fuel. The spark is the keili/vessel. The fuel corresponds to essence. And the spark is a sparkling of the essence.
Due to the fact that the vessels come from essence, it seeks them. The light is substantiated by the vessels. Not in the sense of being verified by the vessels, but rather, 'given a real presence'.
Both the vessels and the lights are nullified to their source. And the vessels have a higher source.
What illuminates a room? The flame or the coal? The flame. The nitzus/spark can ignite another material, but the light cannot.
So in truth the bitul/nullification of the vessels is greater than that of the light. This is the principle of the statement 'na-aseh (we will do) preceding nishmah (we will understand)