Sunday, November 29, 2015

“Light In a Box” p:27-8 / 20

AyinBase / Ayin Beis with R' Paltiel, Kislev 5776 

Page 27 of pamphlet – (At 3 lines from end of the page. Line starts: 'velevad...'). Page 20 of the book. For text see below.

Questions and comments:

We have talked about the way light gets dressed into vessels.

This is such a phenomenon that it indicates a correlation between the light and the vessel.

And we are concluding that thus the light too has a defining element.

And now we will talk about the significance of this phenomenon. Essence is a fundamental reality. So if light is representative of the essence directly... and the light does not emanate 'automatically'... the soul provides life to the body voluntarily... so this indicates that the life it gives is not exactly, 'what-it-itself-is'.

There is a new approach in chassidus in that it says that the light could not be completely neutral. The Zohar says there is such a thing as light of chessed/kindness in a vessel of gevurah/severity.

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