AyinBase / Ayin Beis with R' Paltiel, Kislev 5776
Page 27 of pamphlet – (At 6th line from top of the page. Line starts: 'hagvul...'). Page 20 of the book. For text see below.
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We are attempting to relate to the principle that there is such a thing as 'limit that is limitless'.
And these are the letters of the reshimu that contain the infinity of the light that precedes the tzimzum...
And we have said that infinity cannot be contained within limit...
And this is an important principle, pertaining to ourselves. Infinite/bli-gvul, does not mean an infinite composite element... it is not a composite of anything.
There's a primary being. He is not preceded by any other being that bring it forth. He is of such truth that He was always there. And this is not a 'time' reference. He preceded time.
And this pertains to our experience. We are creations of the infinite One. We are Godly creations and there is a Godly spark in us. That is why from within we can find elements that are infinite. Attributes that are beyond process and structure. This is His imprint. This is the way he has embedded Himself in you.
Nothing demanded the creation. This is the inexplicable quality in the creation. This is the fundamental element in reality.
We find this in our lives. One place is pro-creation. The finite human being has an infinte quality. He is not finite.
So there are elements in the human existence that cannot be explained in worldly terms. This means it has a Godly level of truth.
God made man. And man cannot be deconstructed. This is bligvul/infinity within a finite entity.
And we are saying at the level preceding the tzimtzum there is no element of presence/thinginess at all...
There is an element in the world that is literally indestructible. It is not based on tangible presence. It is inexplicable.
We relate to God, but it cannot be explained. It is a matter of awe and acknowledgement. It is a truth beyond presence.
This is like a point. A point does not have dimensions. It is a reality that is not based on dimension. This is because the world is Godly creation and is not dependent on metziut/presence.
What is a Jew? What is a Yid? He is a Godly presence. It cannot be taken away from him...
In the recording of this discussion (see below) from Friday after class, some central topics are discussed - vessels, letters, energy and matter...