Wednesday, February 3, 2016

“Root & Source” p:31/23

AyinBase / Ayin Beis with R' Paltiel, Shvat 5776 

Page 31 of pamphlet – (at about the 10th line of the page. Line starts: 'besvarah...'). Page 23 of the book. For text see below.

Questions and comments:

The expressed level has no way to grasp the level above it. The revealed level is told, 'be silent!' since there is a level above that is above reason.

There's a right way of doing things. This is indicative of sechel/mind. From a lower level the means serve the end.

So there are different levels of chochmah.

The revealed level is the mind as it is in the brain.

What is the root of chochmah/wisdom. Think of the drunk in the gutter. He's not aware of the depth to which he has fallen and he says, 'leave me alone. I'm satisfied here.' Even though inherently as a human being he does not belong there. This is like the hidden root.

A human being is inherently human. He cannot lose his primary human quality.

His identity is rooted in 'what he is', and not in his functional understanding.

It is based on the level of shoresh umakor (root and source).

Life is constant. And perfect. And smooth. It is given from the Source of life. And it is due to this that we have a mind/sechel that also identifies things from a perfect perspective... it is the basis of 'let's do things right!' and 'let's not be haphazard about stuff!' Even though life is not chochmah. 

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