AyinBase / Ayin Beis with R' Paltiel, Kislev 5776
Page 27 of pamphlet – (Near the middle of the page. Line starts: 've-gimmel roshin...'). Page 20 of the book. For text see below.
Questions and comments:
At the higher level the light is above chessed/kindness and gevurah/severity.
After the student has integrated the teaching of the master, and he encounters it again, it is possible to exchange the result from chesed to gevurah or vice versa.
This is like re-visiting the essence. This allows for different out comes...
The sechel/mind of the master/rav is in the state of light – this is beyond formulation. As he presents it to the student, it takes the form of 'something presented' which we are calling 'water'.
Light is the way it is for the master. If the student should relate to the light directly then it would not be 'what is presented to him', and he would probably misconstrue it.
And the master teaches not to impart information and external activities. He teaches by addressing the student. He teaches by relationship. He says, “I want to teach you because I love you. I want to relate to you.”
How does the master give the student what he wants? He does it by intent. Thus the student sees there is more significance to his words beyond what he is saying. He see the essential level.
The master/mentor turns light into water. Think of momentary inspiration. That's not it. The relationship and the teaching is what produces something that connects them.
His words represent the significance of his inner light.
What is the essential quality of the master/rav when he teaches sechel/mind... He gives over 'what's behind this. Why did I learn this. He provides the point behind the point. This is what he gives to the student, while he is teaching him. This is what comes through only in their relationship.