AyinBase / Ayin Beis with R' Paltiel, Kislev 5776
Page 30 of pamphlet – (below halfway into the page. Line starts: 'halimud...'). Page 23 of the book. For text see below.
Questions and comments:
Sechel senses reality beyond experience. And the person says, 'I want to associate with this'.
God called light 'day'. He is saying, 'I am giving you something on a Godly level'. We get up because it is His new day. This is participating in the world. We don't get up because it is light and for the sake of a cup of coffee.
Sechel is what acknowledges reality. It is beyond the physical. Life is not based on your experience.
There is an initial sechel as it originates in the soul. Why does the soul have sechel? It is the knowledge that it is there by Godly command/intent. This gives it a sense of reality beyond spirituality. This is like being in His presence, in the presence of the Host, which supersedes anything that can be presented.
Angels have a specific mission, depending on who they are – Michoel or Gavriel. The souls are different. They are the Godly presence itself.
The highest level of service was the work of the priests/kohanim in The Temple. It was a gory activity involving the blood and organs of animals. This is not a world-based concept. The world does not support it. The levi'im would sing in the Temple, but the priests/kohanim were in total silence. It was serving Him, in His presence.
Creation is not significant, but for the recognition that there is a Creator.