AyinBase / Ayin Beis with R' Paltiel, Shvat 5776
Page 31 of pamphlet – (top line of the page. Line starts: 'lehiyot...'). Page 23 of the book. For text see below.
Questions and comments:
We are emphasizing sechel/mind. There are various faculties of the soul that are dressed in the body.
We are looking at how sechel is different and special. All the faculties get their inspiration and their sense of reality from the sechel.
The brain is where the sechel is transformed from being a soul faculty, to being one of the faculties of the human being.
The soul is spiritual, but it is based on its cognizance of the giver of life. Without this connection it would be miserable.
Chochmah/wisdom is the recognition of its Creator. The soul is not after 'experience', she wants 'Godliness itself'.
And this is sechel/mind it in its true form.
And this is translated in the body. It is a lower level, but it is sechel. You cannot eat the food if the host leaves.
We have sechel in the body, because there is sechel in the soul/nefesh.
Chochmah is the perception that we are talking about truth. Absolute truth.