AyinBase / Ayin Beis with R' Paltiel, Kislev 5776
Page 30 of pamphlet – (below halfway into the page. Line starts: 'uzman...'). Page 23 of the book. For text see below.
Questions and comments:
We are saying that there is a disctinction between the light of mind and the vessel of mind. The light is devoid of any of the tangibility.
The angels grasp the essence of spirituality (mehus haruchni).
To describe the physical you don't have to resort to comparisons. You don't have to say, 'well wood is more dense than air', you just describe it. The ruchni/spiritual level is only understood in contrast to physicality or to another level of spirituality.
We have a direct sense of physicality, but even the contrast between concepts and emotion can be fairly challenging, and we resort to contrast.
We have souls, but they are dressed into the body. Only that which the brain can tolerate is what we can relate to and that is not the actuality of the spiritual (mehus haruchni).
The light of the concept (ohr ha sechel), identifies the soul element in the concept.
The Garden of Eden is the place where He comes and sits with the souls learning Torah.