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.