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.

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