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.