AyinBase / Ayin Beis with R' Paltiel, Cheshvan 5776
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.