AyinBase / Ayin Beis with R' Paltiel, Adar II 5776
Page 38 of the pamphlet – (at 3rd line of the page. Line starts: 'legumray...') [page 28 in the book]. For text see below.
Questions and comments:
For there to be a creation there had to be a tzimtzum/contraction of the infinite light.
And after the contraction the world is brought into being, in a manner of attention (like a man furnishes his house).
And in the original conception of the house, is the idea of how it will be used.
This is what we have been talking about in the discourse.
The Arizal says there was a full contraction of the light. And then he asked, 'but why not just a partial restriction of the light? Or why do I need any kind of restriction of the light?'
And he explains that the 10 sphirot cannot be represented while the infinite light is in full revelation.
The ray of the sun is nullified within the sun. Why? This is due to the presence of the body of the sun. This is like the presence of the king within his palace in contrast to his presence throughout his kingdom.