Monday, February 29, 2016

“Limitless Day” p:32/24

AyinBase / Ayin Beis with R' Paltiel, Adar א 



Page 32 of pamphlet – (a third into the page. Line starts: 'veyesh lomar...'). Page 23 of the book. For text see below.

Questions and comments:

After the contraction, the light that is drawn back from a source and there are already sphirot/qualities preceding the tzimtzum. 

Light makes a statement.

Above the contraction it is applicable to refer to the 10 hidden sphirot. They are the roots for the lights.


Whatever is revealed at a functional level was not created at that level. It is rooted above. Things have an essential source. Often, on thinks things are based on their local circumstances – this is incorrect.


Whatever a person does, is rooted in the essence of the human being.


Sunday, February 28, 2016

“Even Convenience; Faith Rules” p:32/24

AyinBase / Ayin Beis with R' Paltiel, Adar א 



Page 32 of pamphlet – (5th line of the page. Line starts: 'hitlabshut...'). Page 23 of the book. For text see below.

Questions and comments:

For the human being, convenience is not just a facilitator. It is a primary human principle. Not jus to relieve a burden. He is a being in the world, and not as a stranger – there world stand at your beck-and-call. The world is meant for you and you work out how to use it.

It is part of the initial mandate given to the human being. Who gave him this mandate? It is given from God. He has been given a mission.

He is mandated to use every nuance of the world and demonstrate how each thing has human significance. He is not grabbing resources from 'no-man's-land'. It belongs to God and He's saying to the man, 'take it and use it as per you mission'.


The world is a creation, not a jungle.

This is the meaning of light/ohr. The connection to the Source. I have a table not for my personal convenience, but because I have a Godly mandate to be a human being...!

The vessels/keilim are exclusively on the functional level.

The gemara says the wise man who has a stain on his garment, is insulting God's honor.

The gemara says, if you see a fruit and don't partake of it, you will have to answer for it. He is offering you resources and you are obligated to use the resources you are given.

When we live up to His expectations we corroborate His plan, His vision.

Lights are in a different category from vessels. They represent the reality of this world.



Friday, February 26, 2016

“No Discovery” p:32/24

AyinBase / Ayin Beis with R' Paltiel, Adar א 



Page 32 of pamphlet – (5th line of the page. Line starts: 'hitlabshut...'). Page 23 of the book. For text see below.

Questions and comments:

The wisdom of the soul is tranlated onto the body level, yet it remains wisdom.

It becomes a level of wisdom that the vessel/keili can relate to.


There is wisdom that is not due to contrast. It is understood directly. So too the light that is within the vessel remains intangible in comparison to the vessel.


This is why at the level of lights there can be an exchange, since the light, even though it has definition, it remains limitless and simple relative to the vessel/keili.

Thursday, February 25, 2016

“You Make My Questions Disappear” p:32/24

AyinBase / Ayin Beis with R' Paltiel, Adar א 



Page 32 of pamphlet – (3rd line of the page. Line starts: 'kitzur...'). Page 23 of the book. For text see below.

Questions and comments:

We said the light or mind and the vessels or mind are on different levels yet they are related.

This is like when God said, 'Silence! Thus it arose in thought...' The command to be silent, is the notification that something above your thinking is happening.


It answers the question by saying there is a level beyond the question. The answer is beyond the paramaters of your question.


Wednesday, February 24, 2016

“The Look of Love” p:32/24

AyinBase / Ayin Beis with R' Paltiel, Adar א 



Page 32 of pamphlet – (top line of the page. Line starts: 've-im-kol-zeh...'). Page 23 of the book. For text see below.

Questions and comments:

We are looking at a rich principle... despite the fact that the lights are beyond definition and definitive presence they are the lights of the 10 sphirot – they are not 'neutral lights, without any design'.

That is to say that in the lights there are actually the element of the 10 sphirot present.


That is very challenging. It is simple and beyond definition and yet at the same time there are 10 actual defined sphirot!


The 10 sphirot are possible only in the element of the line and string (kav ve chut).

This is what you have after the contraction, and the original light is withdrawn... then this line and thread is drawn from the infinite light, but it is not the infinite light itself. And since it is from it and not it, thus there is room to speak of the 10 sphirot.


“Economy of Abundance” p:32/24

AyinBase / Ayin Beis with R' Paltiel, Adar א 



Page 32 of pamphlet – (top line of the page. Line starts: 've-im-kol-zeh...'). Page 23 of the book. For text see below.

Questions and comments:

We said the lights/ohrot do not have a definitive factor and are simple, certainly relative to the vessels. The lights represent the infinite light (ohr ein sof).

Ohr means light. Ein sof mean infinite. And if you say infinite light it sounds like an extension of light that goes on ad infinitum. But anything that is cumulative is not infinite. Ein sof is a principle unto itself. It is not a sum total of many things.


God created a human being as a way to understand this. He is made in Our Form and Our Likeness. Man is small, but he has a God-like truth and reality.


An examination of man's capabilities and talents would not indicate ein sof. Infinity is not cumulative. Ein sof applies to the truth of His presence. This means that His presence is not 'supplied' and it cannot be depleted or withdrawn. It is truth.

This is within the essence.

And then there is the light.

The human presence in the world is not measurable in any way. Not in terms of accomplishment nor in terms of representation.

His presence is infinite and cannot be measured in worldly terms.

This is where we have to employ our intelligence/sechel. This is light. It does not have definition. It cannot be grasped by hand.

You may merit to appreciate it. But you cannot grasp it.

The word 'infinite' is used for lack of a better world.

Who is suited to partake of the Godly creation? The dog? The cat? No, the human being, who has the ability to appreciate where he is and what he is.

Our challenge: despite the fact that daylight is an infinite quality, it also has a functional element. Only the human being can relate to the functional element on the infinite level. If he loses that perspective, he's on par with the cat.

And there's darkness. And it is on par with the light in being a Godly creation.

There are multiple lights – 10 sphirot – the full compliment of the essential reality. And from a vessel perspective we can see this. But we go beyond this and say from the light perspective they are also definitive.

There's a functional wisdom in a human being, whether he knows it or not. It is not expression dependent.

When the light comes through a line/kav then the 10 sphirot surface.

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

“Shining in America” p:32/24

AyinBase / Ayin Beis with R' Paltiel, Adar א 



Page 32 of pamphlet – (top line of the page. Line starts: 've-im-kol-zeh...'). Page 23 of the book. For text see below.

Questions and comments:

The lights have 10 sphirot even though we say they are simple in contrast to the keilim/vessels.

The lights are possible only in the aspect of the kav ve chut (line and string) that is drawn from the infinite light, blessed be He.

This is like a narrow beam of light that comes after the contraction.

How can there be light from infinity even after the contraction? Because it comes in a narrow beam of light.


Ohr ein sof (infinite light) does not mean that the light per se is infinite. There cannot be infinite creations. It is the light of the essence. It alludes to Him – this is the ohr ein sof.


As soon as the owner steps into the home, his presence extends everywhere. If he steps out of the home, it is still private property... What remains? The reality of his presence remains. You have the ohr, but not where it is coming from. This is the difference between before and after the tzimtzum/contraction.

In his absense his presence has to be 'brought' – this is hamshacha.



Monday, February 22, 2016

“The Need for Serenity; Living in America” p:31/24

AyinBase / Ayin Beis with R' Paltiel, Adar א

Page 31 of pamphlet – (3rd line from end of the page. Line starts: 'einam...'). Page 23 of the book. For text see below.

Questions and comments:

The root of the vessels is from the reshimu/trace, which is the origin of limitation/gvul.


By contrast the hidden mind (moach stima) is the light/ohr, which is a reflection of the infinite light, which is reality itself, beyond presence.



Sunday, February 21, 2016

“Each Vessel Has a Name” p:31/24

AyinBase / Ayin Beis with R' Paltiel, Adar א



Page 31 of pamphlet – (3rd line from end of the page. Line starts: 'einam...'). Page 23 of the book. For text see below.

Questions and comments:

The Rebbe is explaining that the root of the vessels is from the trace/reshimu, which remains after the tzimtzum/contraction.

There are 2 systems. The lowest of light is superior to the highest level of keilim/vessel.


A vessel has a means to hold onto it. A vessel has limits and definition. You can hold it. You can grap it. But you must not lose sight of the infinite content that is within it. You can hold someone's hand, but you cannot grasp the infinite talent that it contains.


The vessels are sourced in the reshimu which is what is left after the contraction. The orot/lights are sourced from a lower origin (from the kav).


Friday, February 19, 2016

“The Real Thing & The Trace” p:31/23

AyinBase / Ayin Beis with R' Paltiel, Adar I - 5776 



Page 31 of pamphlet – (4rd line from end of the page. Line starts: 'legabay...'). Page 23 of the book. For text see below.

Questions and comments:

When you are in the presence of the king you don't measure his greatness. You sense the essence.

When the king is absent, then you have the wealth, but you don't have him. This is a trace of the greatness and this is where things start to show their definition and limit.


Light was created before the sun. this was so super-natural that it was concealed. It was placed in the sun. And now you can say, 'oh yeah, the sun has this light due to energy and combustion.' But this is a camouflage of the real thing. If combustion was all you had you would only have 'light', not 'daylight'.



Wednesday, February 17, 2016

“The Wedding & The Invitations” p:31/23

AyinBase / Ayin Beis with R' Paltiel, Shvat 5776

Page 31 of pamphlet – (4rd line from end of the page. Line starts: 'legabay...'). Page 23 of the book. For text see below.

Questions and comments:

In every invitation is chesed/kindness and severity/gevurah.

The host of a wedding celebration starts with the light of the event, and then comes down to the specific invitations and arrangements. This second level is a faculty of limitation.


The reshimu is the concealment of the essential reality of the host and this allows for the creation of the vessels/keilim.


“Lights & Land” p:31/23

AyinBase / Ayin Beis with R' Paltiel, Shvat 5776 




Page 31 of pamphlet – (4rd line from end of the page. Line starts: 'legabay...'). Page 23 of the book. For text see below.

Questions and comments:

Primarily, the light points to its source. And the source is simple – undefined. The principle of the light is not 'what it is', but rather, 'where it comes from and what it represents.

And it represents chessed or gevurah, but it represents the source which is above these distinctions.


Think of a host and his guests. At the table are many places. Each place is primarily the hosts' even though he gives the places to various guests.


Ownership of property in the world is based on what? How can a man own land? The real owner remains the Creator and by His decree is property owned. He owns relative to Him, not independently. The Creator Himself, gives the man the property.

We acquire property not from no-man's land, but from the Maker.



Tuesday, February 16, 2016

“Source Principle” p:31/23

AyinBase / Ayin Beis with R' Paltiel, Shvat 5776 



Page 31 of pamphlet – (5th line from end of the page. Line starts: 've-alken...'). Page 23 of the book. For text see below.

Questions and comments:

There's a principle that the light of kindness can be dressed in the vessel of severity. And vice versa.

The reference of light is its source. This gives it reality. And the source is above the distinctions of the various qualities, thus even when it becomes light of kindness, it still carries the higher principle of its source.

The light says, 'I am defines as whatever the source makes of me.' and this is why you can have the interchange of kindness and severity.


In a shul each person may have a distinct place, but the whole place is for everyone. The gevurah is based on the chessed which is based on something beyond it.


Even after the light is dressed into a vessel, it remains light.

Monday, February 15, 2016

“Alright Now” p:31/23

AyinBase / Ayin Beis with R' Paltiel, Shvat

5776

Page 31 of pamphlet – (lower quarter of the page. Line starts: 've-alderechzeh...'). Page 23 of the book. For text see below.


Questions and comments:


Sunday, February 14, 2016

“About You; About Source” p:31/23

AyinBase / Ayin Beis with R' Paltiel, Shvat 5776 

Page 31 of pamphlet – (lower third of the page. Line starts: 'ruck...'). Page 23 of the book. For text see below.

Questions and comments:


The light is dressed into the vessel, yet they are in 2 totally different realities. And what is behind this difference? The principle difference is that the light relates not to its effect or quality, rather it is about its source and not about itself. The vessel is about itself.

So even if the light and vessel are saying the same thing, they are saying it from 2 totally different angles...

Wisdom is defined by bitul/nullification. This means you can appreciate without having tangible experience of what you appreciate. Only chochmah can identify truth.


Chochmah/wisdom sees not, 'how things are touching me', but rather, 'how they are given to me'.


Life is real only if it is given. Not if it has to be gained. 'Life' means there is no threat of it not being there... And how do we maintain physical life? By breathing. He breathes into us. The Source of life keeps us alive. He says, “Live! Live! Live! Live!” He creates you and gives you the means to live continually...

Binah/understanding comes later and examines things, but always relates back to the chochmah/wisdom.