AyinBase / Ayin Beis with R' Paltiel, Shvat 5776
Page 31 of pamphlet – (5th line from end of the page. Line starts: 've-alken...'). Page 23 of the book. For text see below.
Questions and comments:
There's a principle that the light of kindness can be dressed in the vessel of severity. And vice versa.
The reference of light is its source. This gives it reality. And the source is above the distinctions of the various qualities, thus even when it becomes light of kindness, it still carries the higher principle of its source.
The light says, 'I am defines as whatever the source makes of me.' and this is why you can have the interchange of kindness and severity.
In a shul each person may have a distinct place, but the whole place is for everyone. The gevurah is based on the chessed which is based on something beyond it.
Even after the light is dressed into a vessel, it remains light.