AyinBase / Ayin Beis with R' Paltiel, Kislev 5776
Page 29 of pamphlet – (last line of the page. Line starts: 'yash...'). Page 21 of the book. For text see below.
Questions and comments:
We emphasized 2 words this week.
“The reason for the exchange of light is due to the rav/master” - The first word is “rav/master”. His presence enables the exchange. He is the one that gives the students as sense of the level of simplicity/pshitut/inherent content.
There is a fundamental difference between 'developing something from below', in contrast to getting something from above. In this world we perceive things as physical.
The rav has the whole concept from its source. Above function.
The Torah tells us to develop/conquer the earth. The human being has ownership. Part of that mission is movement. The rav/master goes to the source of things. He goes to the mission itself.
The second word we focused on is “mekablim/recipients” in place of the usual use of the word talmid/student.
To receive something must be given. To give something it needs to have borders. The mekabel receives something defined. You cannot give something on the level of simplicity...
We are looking at something that is inexplicable. We are saying that the element from the student can be exchanged due to the fact that is has the master's quality of simplicity... but then we come up with the question: why call it exchange if it is simple...? The answer is that it is not of the level of total simplicity.
The rav/master is telling you how things are from God's perspective, and the student/recipient is seeing how that truth reflects itself in the world.