AyinBase / Ayin Beis with R' Paltiel, Ellul 5775
Page 24 of pamphlet – (At second line from the top of the page. Line starts: 'yesh lomar...'). Page 17 of the book. For text see below.
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We said that after the tzimtzum there is a supremacy of the vessels over the lights. And this is not by virtue of message. The vessels are concealment of message. The advantage is rather by virtue of their relationship to source and their representation of reality. They are what is left untouched after the tzimtzum.
The keilim/vessels were unaffected by the contraction/tzimtzum. They are not the result of the tzimtzum. They exist in the source itself. But in the source they exist in a manner of being completely contained within the ohr/light.
Why are keilim in the source? What are they doing there? The answer is that this is ohr ein sof and it is not restricted to the place of light. It is true everywhere and this is the keilim/vessel element within the ohr.
The fact that ohr ein sof can be everywhere is the meaning of infinity. It is not secondary that it can also be exported. It is not limited to 'where it can be recognized'.
Where do you see the Godly power of creation? In the stripped down materiality that surrounds us.