AyinBase / Ayin Beis with R' Paltiel, Shvat 5776
Page 31 of pamphlet – (approaching the middle of the page. Line starts: 'mayhataam...'). Page 23 of the book. For text see below.
Questions and comments:
In wisdom there is the light and the vessel.
The light becomes enclothed in the vessel. It comes to the context of the vessel, nevertheless in essence it is at a incomparably higher level than the vessel.
There's a home and there's a house. They are different. The house is the external shell of the home. You need a house for a home, but a house does not represent a home. A home is filled with the significance of the human being.
This home element is like the light of the sechel/mind. Only the human being appreciates it. The sechel gives meaning to the home. And that level is completely different from the level of 'house'.
The home has an element of pshitus/simplicity – it encompasses and expresses his reality and not just a defined function.
The light retains the element of pshitus even when it is in a vessel.
How can that which is essentially above, get dressed into a vessel and remain essentially different?! This is why we say a drunk in the gutter retains his human essence.