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:
What is sechel? How does it provide for reality? Sechel is so fine it cannot be grasped!
The RAMBAM says the first principle is to know that there is a First Being. And He is not based on dimensions or presence.
There is the created and the Creator. The Creator makes the created. You may think, 'hey, the faucet provides water into the cup, and this is like the relationship between Creator and created'.
They are on different levels. It is only by self nullification that the created can relate to the Creator. We posess a quality we cannot understand, because we are not self-developed. The soul is a Godly gift and it contains things we cannot understand in our world-based orientation.
Chochmah/wisdom is the highest level of mind. It is were the Creator and the created becomes one. It is where the created realizes all he is, is the Creator. This is connecting to reality.
Anything in the created realm is not reality, even though it is real and indeed the Creator gave us certain tasks and missions in the created realm.
– Maz Kanata in Star Wars: The Force Awakens