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 perceives a certain reality and gives guidance to the person – it tells him 'what he is about and what life is about'.
Sechel is not a 'means to investigate and evaluate things'. It provides a sense of reality. It says life is real.
Certain behaviors indicate the person doesn't sense the reality.
When sechel is dressed in the mind then the things it percieves have to be based on something physical, even though it originates above. It interprets physical reality from a reality perspective.
So truth is now interpreted on a physical level.
This is sechel. It is a gift from above. It is a gift of the human soul.
The sechel as it is dressed in the human being is at an infinitely lower level than the sechel as it is in essence.