AyinBase / Ayin Beis with R' Paltiel, Shvat 5776
Page 31 of pamphlet – (lower third of the page. Line starts: 'hu...'). Page 23 of the book. For text see below.
Questions and comments:
We have looked at what is the light, what is the vessel, and what is the light that is dressed into the vessel.
The light, even while dressed into the vessel is identical to how it is in the very source – 'the light remains light, no matter where it is!'
sechel/mind always remains focussed on 'what is this about'. In human life, nothing happens inadvertently.
And the hasagah and chochmah of the vessel, is the point of the keili. The vessel did not come about inadvertently. It was created due to a certain principle.
The vessel facilitates the revelation of the light. It allows a human being to eat and drink without losing his stature. This is the hasagah of the keili/vessel.
The vessel does not have 'essential truth', but it allows for the essential truth to shine through.
So the essence of the light and the essence of the vessel are not in the same reality. The essence of the vessel allows for the essence of the light be revealed in this world.
How is it possible for light to be dressed in a vessel? Or for a body to come to life? This is due to the bitul/nullification of the vessel to the light. This comes from the fact that the light conceptualizes the vessel in the first place. It is the light that gives the vessel the will to be a vessel.