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:
We are looking at the light of sechel in contrast to how it is in vessels.
The 'light of sechel' is what souls have in The Garden of Eden. They have the reality of sechel (mehus hasechel).
They comprehend the very reality of that spirituality.
The sechel while in the vessel in the brain, cannot grasp the actuality of the spirituality.
“Getting the truth of it” - this is having hasagas hamehus. This is what the soul has in the Garden of Eden. This is what the angels have...
“Getting the truth of it”. Getting the reality – this can be understood by contrast. An animal doesn't have a sense of reality. If an animal enters a room you may strike it so that it leaves. Will the animal know that the room is off limits and that it doesn't belong there? No.
By contrast when a human enters a room, he doesn't say, 'if you hit me, I can hit you back so I will stay'. No. He says, 'I belong here'. This is a level of sechel.
Life is a reality, even though it is intangible. It is real. As a result of being alive you have sechel and experiences. We know reality, not on the basis of projecting consequences. This is an internal knowing. This is sechel. Spirituality itself is real to the sechel.
The sechel as dressed in the brain does not have the ability to grasp spirituality, but it does have the actuality of gashmi (the mehus ha gashmi).
Things are real, not just because you want to use them. Things have their own reality and significance.