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 discussing the principle that sechlel relates to the mehus/reality of things rather than to the metzius/thinginess of things.
This is not a 'self-developed' reality. There is a Creator behind it.
Revealed sechel/mind has 2 elements. There's the subject and your understanding of it.
The sechel of the soul of sechel (nefesh has maskelet) does not deal with a subject. It is recognizing not 'the reality of things' but 'that there is a reality'. There is no content or dimension – there is just the concept.
The challenge to us is the knowing that there is a level beyond mind. We relate to is by nullification/bitul.
And the higher level is the source for the revealed sechel/mind.