Friday, October 30, 2015

“Levels of Infinity” p:26/19

AyinBase / Ayin Beis with R' Paltiel, Cheshvan 5776

Page 26 of pamphlet – (At middle of the page. Line starts: 'be-atzilut...'). Page 19 of the book. For text see below.

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Within atzilus there is a sense of the essence.


There is limitlessness of light and vessels.


Yet we are saying that since we see the vessels effect a limitation outside atzilus, that tells us that they have that element inside atzius too.



Thursday, October 29, 2015

“Leaving Home” p:26/19

AyinBase / Ayin Beis with R' Paltiel, Cheshvan 5776 



Page 26 of pamphlet – (At middle of the page. Line starts: 'delulay...'). Page 19 of the book. For text see below.

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Something infinite can not fit and get embedded into something that is finite.

When we say bli gvul (infinite) we tend to think of the ocean, it is an enormous number of tiny identical drops. It is incorrect to think of an infinite collection of discrete items... We should rather think of something in a different category...

Our minds deal with definition and finitude. Our thinking cannot grasp infinity. We can think of infinity by means of how it contrasts with finitude...

Ownership is phenomenal. We don't grasp its depth. We think only in relative terms.

And our Torah delves into the minutiae of ownership and resolution of disputes because it has a fundamental, Godly reality...

Infinity (בלי גבול bli gvul) means a different category of presence.

So if the lights are infinite, how can they be contained in finite vessels?!


We have a body and a soul – we have life. The body is finite and measurable. The life (חייות chayut) that it contains does not have any dimension.

So how can an infinite soul rest in a finite body?!

And the soul is in the body in a settled way, to the extent that the body can appreciate the soul.

It is a wonder that we can never understand.

The body comes to life, and it remains a miracle. God 'forces this relationship' – the sensitivity that the soul grants the body never becomes 'the property' of the body.

When we see a panorama, it is the soul mind (sechel) that 'sees' the infinite expanse. The eye knows not how to interpret what it sees...

The fact that there are limits below atzilus (אצילות), means that there are already limits inside atzilus.



“Holding Water” p:26/19

AyinBase / Ayin Beis with R' Paltiel, Cheshvan 5776 



Page 26 of pamphlet – (At middle of the page. Line starts: 'hugbalah...'). Page 19 of the book. For text see below.

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We looking at how there is an element of limit to the vessels, even as they exist in the level of atzilut.


Wednesday, October 28, 2015

“Unlimited Vessel” p:26/19

AyinBase / Ayin Beis with R' Paltiel, Cheshvan 5776 





Page 26 of pamphlet – (At middle of the page. Line starts: 'hugbalah...'). Page 19 of the book. For text see below.

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We are looking at the principle leading to recognition that there is some kind of message/formulation in the lights themselves...


We are saying that the vessels are limited and thus the light must be limited to get dressed into the vessels.


In the level of atzilus, the light through the vessels is infinite in its expansiveness, but it has a designation of type – eg chochmah or chesed.


In the level of atzilus the vessels are not inherently limited since they are working in a context of, 'there's more where this comes from'.

And the human being has this atzilus quality. He is fully alive! He has the ability to really own part of the world by Godly decree. If man becomes to worldly he loses the infinite element.

If not for the limiting quality functioning in atzilus, then the lights beyond atzilus would be infinite, also after they go beyond atzilus. (לולא כח המגביל שבאצ׳ הרי היו בבחי׳ בל׳ג גם חוץ לאצ׳...)


Tuesday, October 27, 2015

“Wholesome” p:26/19

AyinBase / Ayin Beis with R' Paltiel, Cheshvan 5776 



Page 26 of pamphlet – (At middle of the page. Line starts: 'mikol makom...'). Page 19 of the book. For text see below.

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The human being has a Godly soul. This soul knows only the truth – the Godly truth on the soul level. This is similar to how it is in atzilus, where kesser is reflected in the levels of chochmah and chesed.


Whatever we do, small or big, we are engaging our faculties, and through them, our soul/neshamah.


Since the light is dressed in vessels, it implies that the light has a degree of limitation.


Monday, October 26, 2015

“Kindness & Severity” p:26/19

AyinBase / Ayin Beis with R' Paltiel, Cheshvan 5776 



Page 26 of pamphlet – (Near middle of the page. Line starts: 'aych efshar...'). Page 19 of the book. For text see below.

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We said that, in truth, it is impossible to correlate light being infinite and the vessel being finite. How could each recognize the other?


We must thus say the light is infinite, but not through-and-through infinite, rather that it can relate to something finite...



Sunday, October 25, 2015

“Infinity in Finitude” p:26/19

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Page 26 of pamphlet – (Near middle of the page. Line starts: 'hanimtzah...'). Page 19 of the book. For text see below.

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Eternity is in love with the productions of time.” - William Blake

Ayin Base - “And if we say that the light really has the nature of limitlessness, how is it possible that it clothes itself in vessels in close/settled fashion... with a relationship between the light and the vessel?”

The reason there is light is because there is an essence... We are talking of an element deeper than a form of energy emitted from a luminary. Think of the way a man's presence, is felt throughout his home.


The entire creation is a reflection of a Godly presence. Everything has a source. Nothing is self-contained.



We see a panorama because we rely on the One who shows it to us. This is an overall reality. It is not cumulative. This is chochmah – the presence of life – it correlates you to the Giver of life. There is no understanding of the essence of life even though we go into binah, measurements and definition. The level of definition can never really explain itself.



Friday, October 23, 2015

“Light & Heat & Dignity” p:26/19

AyinBase / Ayin Beis with R' Paltiel, Cheshvan 5776 



Page 26 of pamphlet – (At 9th line of the page. Line starts: 'huray-hem...'). Page 19 of the book. For text see below.

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We are saying that the vessels are defined entities. And the sphirot have the attribute of 'defined presence' and yet they are actual Godliness.

They are where Godliness takes on an element of presence/metziut.


Here, when we talk of light, we do not mean an energy form that emanates from a source.

The light is a presentation of the essence. The essence itself, beyond any qualities of heat or wisdom.


And this light is ultimately dressed into vessels. And the vessels are by definition limited. And they are filled with the light of the human being. How can something finite contain something infinite?



Thursday, October 22, 2015

“The Host, The Beer & The Spoon” p:26/19

AyinBase / Ayin Beis with R' Paltiel, Cheshvan 5776 



Page 26 of pamphlet – (At 7th line of the page. Line starts: 'al-kol-panim...'). Page 19 of the book. For text see below.

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Aim: to recognize that the light itself also has an element of limit/definition. This is counter-intuitive if we have a sense of what light is...! Light is a direct reflection of the essence – it imports the essence.

Ohr/light is really the human presence. And this is illusive, since we don't think of him in these terms. This presence is a primary, essential presence. It is not measured by his accomplishments and what he can do. His presence changes the world.

By contrast an animal is reactive. It does not have a sense of reality. The human being has a completely different view of things. He senses that the world is real, and he asks, 'who makes this world?'

The human being brings to the world its fundamental value.

And human ownership is of a primary nature. He owns things by virtue of a Godly mandate.

Think of the home you own or rent... your presence fills the entire home.


This is a Godly gift. Your light – your presence – you name fills your home. This presence is representative of the human being himself.


His soul contains everything. He is everything and everywhere.

It is impossible to say the light is limitless, because otherwise it would not be ablel to be translated in a fitting manner to finite human activities.

Adam saw all not due to its physical presence, but due to the Godly element in it...

Light that has no limit at all cannot be imbued in a vessel that does have a limit.


“Kindness & Wisdom” p:26/19

AyinBase / Ayin Beis with R' Paltiel, Cheshvan 5776 


Page 26 of pamphlet – (At 6th line of the page. Line starts: 'metziut...'). Page 19 of the book. For text see below.

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Chochmah and chesed are drawn all the way bck from the essence.

At a lower level there is formatting.

This level of definition is due to gvul/limitation.

The ability to limit action and perception is due to seeing things through the faculties, such as those of kindness and wisdom etc... and this is what brings the soul level into the world...


And the important ability to create limit, that the faculties have, is due to the keili/vessel element.

And the light relates to the vessels. Your soul light relates to your faculties of wisdom and kindness. This shows that in that soul light, there is already inherently the element of gvul/limitation.



Wednesday, October 21, 2015

“Light & Water” p:26/19

AyinBase / Ayin Beis with R' Paltiel, Cheshvan 5776 



Page 26 of pamphlet – (At 5th line of the page. Line starts: 'betocho...'). Page 19 of the book. For text see below.

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We are challenged to understand that there is a sphira of chesed and a sphira of chochmah.

Friends have a person-to-person relationship that is beyond sechel/mind or middot/emotions. And this is brought down into the level of mind and emotions. Into the sphirot of chochmah and chesed and gevurah etc...

And regarding children there is a misunderstanding - 'you may think that by whitewashing a mistake it helps the child feel better, but this is not the case. It sends the message that what he does is not real and consequential.' The message that 'there is a correct way to do things' is by means of gevurah.

So despite the fact that there is an overall light of ratzon, there are the specific sphirot of chesed and chochmah...


So in the light itself there is an element of limitation. And if not you could not bring it to the level enclothment.

Light is illusive. Light is a reflection of its source. It is not an entity unto itself. Sunlight is not light. It is sun. But if you brought the sun to earth it would burn everything. So the light is the presence of the sun. Yet it doesn't burn it up.

A human being has an essence. He is a Godly creation just the way he is. An infant, who is not yet fully born can already be an heir (says halacha).

Light is the presentation of this essential quality.

Light is like water, yet it comes into vessels.



Tuesday, October 20, 2015

“I Want It, Because I Have It” p:26/19

AyinBase / Ayin Beis with R' Paltiel, Cheshvan 5776 



Page 26 of pamphlet – (At 5th line of the page. Line starts: 'betocho...'). Page 19 of the book. For text see below.

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The lights themselves have an element of limit, beyond the effect of the vessels.

On the human level we have 'life itself'. Life cannot be defined. It is a Godly gift. Life comes from a living God and that's why there is life in the world.


From this 'life', emanate all kinds of functioning faculties. Will and pleasure are surrounding faculties. The human being lives, because God gave him life. This life is dressed in a body or a soul. Although it is supplied from above yet it is given to you in a way that you are aware you have it.



Monday, October 19, 2015

“Water & Limitation” p:26/19

AyinBase / Ayin Beis with R' Paltiel, Cheshvan 5776 



Page 26 of pamphlet – (At 3rd line of the page. Line starts: 'u-be-emet...'). Page 19 of the book. For text see below.


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Sunday, October 18, 2015

“Me and God” p:26/19

AyinBase / Ayin Beis with R' Paltiel, Cheshvan 5776 



Page 26 of pamphlet – (At 3rd line of the page. Line starts: 'u-be-emet...'). Page 19 of the book. For text see below.

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There is something in the human being that enables us to understand this material.

It gives an 'uplift'. It provides guidance. We will learn from this perspective. Not focussing on 'how it is in atzilus'.

The word, 'ube-emet' is saying there are 2 ways to learn things – at the body level or at the soul level. Chochmah/wisdom/חכמה is a direct reflection of how the soul sees it – it has an infinite quality.

The animal has life too. It experiences life through the body. The human being is different – he has life in a body. “Life in a body” is the limitless life that can even be sensed at the body level. The animal is a living body, in contrast to the human being, that has 'life in the body'.


The infinity of soul can come down into the world to the extent that a man can own property.

And how do we reach up from a lower level? Derech eretz kudmah le Torah (the ways of human dignity precede Torah) – simple maters such as, 'have respect for your elders', precede Torah. The young one senses that the older one has infinite more experience than he... and so he has respect...

So we begin from a lower level and this level is valid and contains good within it... the perspectives that see the world as developing on its own do not have the sense of good at all. And the good of derech eretz (human dignity) is a gateway to the level that is above it.




Friday, October 16, 2015

“Be True to Yourself” p:26/19

AyinBase / Ayin Beis with R' Paltiel, Cheshvan 5776 



Page 26 of pamphlet – (At 3rd line of the page. Line starts: 'u-be-emet...'). Page 19 of the book. For text see below.

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If our perspective is bodily then nothing is obvious, and there has to be a cause for everything I know.

It discounts the soul that God gave us.

But the human/soul perspective is the Torah view.

There is nothing more obvious than the Godly presence.

If you live with your own truth. And life itself is meaningful. Then everything is obvious. There is correlation between yourself and truth.

Our obligation is to 'know what we know'. We need to bring inner sense out into conscious knowledge. You need to be true to yourself.

We all feel God, but we don't always acknowledge Him.


We are shown the path. And we have to walk on it.

Wherever I go, You are there. You are obvious, but I don't grasp you. I am contained by You.

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