AyinBase / Ayin Beis with R' Paltiel, Kislev 5776
Page 27 of pamphlet – (Near the middle of the page. Line starts: 'kmo shenitfas...'). Page 20 of the book. For text see below.
Questions and comments:
The most important element in a person is his soul. God blew into him and man became a living soul. The qualities of midot (emotions) and sechel (mind) are emanations that come from the soul.
The brain is a vessel for the light of consciousness (ohr ha-sechel).
The human psyche is not based on response to circumstances. In the world there is no concept of a Godly soul that has not cause. We know there is a Godly soul and it makes a statement in sechel.
The consciousness of this sechel is that there is a conscious reality.