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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The Rebbe is describing the infinite light that is before the tzimtzum and the faculty of limitation/gvul that is included in it.
It is the faculty of limitation that is bli gvul (infinite).
It contains the infinite light.
He is The First Being – He is primary. There is no cause that precedes Him. In the world of limitation, by contrast, each element has a limit and a cause.
His presence is not due to 'intention'. It is more basic than that.
It is this non-imposing presence that is the basis for everything, and yet it remains elusive. It has no shape size, or tangibility. It is possible to be completely oblivious to it, even though everything is provided for by this.