AyinBase / Ayin Beis with R' Paltiel, Adar II 5776
Page 39 of the pamphlet – (At last quarter of the page. Line starts: 'nireh...') [page 29 in the book]. For text see below.
Questions and comments:
How can there be 10 distinct sphirot with opposite natures in the place of perfect unity?
We want to understand this. We want to use mind/sechel to understand.
In truth this is beyond understanding.
So if it is above understanding how did we have the question?
The answer is that it is sensed with the 'feeling of mind' (chush hasechel).
Sechel is like breathing. There is awareness, but it is continuous. It is not based on lack or gasping. Life is continuous and perfect. And where this soul life element comes to awareness you have sechel/mind.
Air stands ready for you. Air pressure means it wants to provide for you. You start to inhale and it pushes in! This is the continuity. It is a provision that is above awareness.
Sechel is a reflection of 'life itself'. This is the 'feeling of sechel' (chush hasechel). This is knowing, without knowing how you know it.
Life is provided by the Giver, not by your quest.