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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Think of 1+1=2. There is a difference between saying it is two1's or it is 2.
Two is a new reality. Even though two one's is true.
You can walk to a holy place and have no sense of your destination. You can walk to the right address and still not be there...
The point of knowing that lights are dressed into vessels is that we should know that real thing is lights...
The principle of 2 is based on the fact of a relationship.
There are billions of people in the world. They all come from one. They correlate.
Two one's is not true, it is just a statement of fact. Two is a truth.
We've been talking of the ohrot/lights. They come from above. They are not the result of experiment and experience.
The table has many pieces, but it represents the singular human spirit.
A man is complemented by a table. That is ohr. Light. Human intellect. The table represents a soul reality. It also has a practical function. But it is never fully described by its function – it remains a human item!
Light is a reflection of the human soul. All aspects of human life are reflective of this. If a man eats 'walking in the market, he is likened to a dog...' His behavior must reflection the human soul.
So you may think ohrot/lights are simple – because they are coming directly from the soul, but there are in fact 10 distinct lights...
The light is not infinite. There are 10 lights, although we do not note a distinction between them, Sefer Yetzira tells us so.
And in truth there are distinctions between the lights that we can discern.
And if the lights were simple/infinite they could not be embedded into vessels.
They have a high degree of infinity, but if that infinity was 100% it would not allow for investment in a vessel.
Indeed the soul is Godly and infinite. And then it is dressed into the body and starts to retranslate itself... into human terms like 'human dignity' which acquires a worldly definition.