AyinBase / Ayin Beis with R' Paltiel, Kislev 5776
Page 27 of pamphlet – (At fourth line from top of the page. Line starts: 'perek yud...'). Page 20 of the book. For text see below.
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We are looking at how there can be letters/osiot before the tzimtzum – letters that can contain the infinite light...!
The principle is that before the tzimtzum there was no element of metziut/thinginess.
Thought is an internal, personal awareness, that is nested 'in that which I personally know'. Thought is in constant motion. This is not thoughts that have to do with 'discovery'. These thoughts are 'knowing yourself'.
Living in this world is defined as being aware of your life and thoughts.
Before the tzimtzim you have letters that lack thinginess, just like our thoughts have letters that are not defined.
God inserted the world into the heart of man. The human being is not unto himself. He has awarness of the world embedded within him. The very concept of the human being was to have him direct and contain the world – this is his definition...! In other words although he has wisdom and faith, contained therein are an infinite number of details that relate to the world.
Reality is a Godly creation. The infinity has been imbued in every detail of the world.
There is no spot in the world that is outside His purview.