AyinBase / Ayin Beis with R' Paltiel, Shvat 5776
Page 30 of pamphlet – (2nd last line of the page. Line starts: 'venireh...'). Page 23 of the book. For text see below.
Questions and comments:
We are talking about the principle that sechel/mind has many levels.
From the perspective of the lower level the higher level seems above sechel.
In the lower sechel there is the content – the subject and the means to understand it. At the higher level which is the source, there is no structure, just reality.
Ratzon/wisdom does not have the level of discovery. It comes from the soul. Sechel/mind is a derivative of ratzon, but there is an element of discovery in sechel.
Chochmah seems to have no element of 'discovery' since it associates with the essence, not the 'thing'. Nevertheless it is part of sechel, and there is an element of 'discovery' – you have to have your eyes open to see – it is an 'active' pursuit.
Ratzon/will does not have that 'discovery' element. It is reflective of life itself. Life is continuous.
So if the originating wisdom is so removed, how does it relate to being dressed into a vessel, where it is identified with definition.
The living soul, relates to the life element of everything. The life element is seen in the way that the injured hand heals. The life element brings about the healing on the physical level. This is the mehus.
The sechel can be lowered and bring life to the physical realm. This originated in the soul, and now it becomes dressed in the physical brain. How is that possible?
The answer is that even at the higher level is has the element of chochmah/wisdom. What is chochmah doing in the high soul level? In the soul itself, even though it is life and Godliness, it has the cognizance that it has a sense of what God wants from it.
Chochmah is grasping the essence/mahut. And what is the mahut of anything? Its purpose.
And this is where the Godly element surfaces.
This is the definition of world – man will come and reveal the reality of world – prior to man's creation, the world was not a world!