AyinBase / Ayin Beis with R' Paltiel, Kislev 5776
Page 29 of pamphlet – (Approaching the middle of the page. Line starts: 'behasagat...'). Page 21 of the book. For text see below.
Questions and comments:
We are saying that the light of the concept, which comes from an essential source, is revealing what there is to be revealed.
And this revelation is not by means of 'hitting an object', but rather 'showing' what's there.
Both chessed and gevurah (kindness and severity) emanate from the light – from its very root.
We have made a distinction between 1+1 is 'two' versus 1+1 is 'two ones'. Two is a principle of mind. Not a physical situation. Sechel/mind provides illumination, which is rooted in a higher reality.
This higher reality is that 'two' tells you about the truth of existence more than 'two ones'.
What are the compelling elements behind, 'two ones' and 'two'?
When 2 people join together. One encourages the other. Each affects the other. This is 2. The reason there is a new reality is because a new reality is revealed. This is ohr/light. Two physical objects do not have this effect on each other – they remain 'two ones'.