AyinBase / Ayin Beis with R' Paltiel, Kislev 5776
Page 29 of pamphlet – (lower third of the page. Line starts: 'pshitut mekoram...'). Page 21 of the book. For text see below.
Questions and comments:
The lights can exchange places says the Zohar. In the light there is both a defined element of chessed and gevurah and yet it can exchange and become settled in a vessel that is its opposite. This is because the light is rooted in pshitut/simplicity.
Light always points to its source.
And this quality of exchange is at the level of the lights and not at the level of the vessels.
At the level of vessels you have 'what it is'.
At the level of light you have, 'what it is' and 'what it should be', since there is a truth from which it emanates. It alludes to a truth beyond its own existence...
In our world you don't have pshitut/simplicity. In our world things are defined.
God made the world 'yesh mi ein' (something from nothing), so there was nothing in Him compelling Him to make the world one way and not another. By Him showing contradictions in the world, His simplicity is exposed. Man sees sky and earth.
The world has a Source... and He put things on the earth that point to Him.