Thursday, November 26, 2015

“Unexpressed Wonder” p:27/20

AyinBase / Ayin Beis with R' Paltiel, Kislev 5776 

Page 27 of pamphlet – (At 12th line from top of the page. Line starts: 'ha-chalal...'). Page 20 of the book. For text see below.

Questions and comments:

We have been talking about the light that precedes the tzimtzum/contraction. At this level the infinite is present within the finite in full expression.

That is possible because there is no element of metziut/thinginess. This means there's no intervening process. There's no necessity for the finite level to get ready to accept something infinite, since all is at the level of infinity.

Truth gives testimony to itself. This is chochmah/wisdom. Truth is self-substantiating. Without that you have nothing. There is truth in the world. The world is real.

Once you see the truth you are no longer looking for anything to support or prove it. The challenge to our intelligence after we see the truth is to acknowledge, 'there is a truth beyond my grasp'. We like to be in control. Humility is a challenge.

You get it by 'naseh ve nishmah'. By the statement of 'You tell me...'

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