Wednesday, May 18, 2016

“Command, Compliance and Inspiration” p:42

AyinBase / Ayin Beis with R' Paltiel, Iyar 5776 

Page 42 of the pamphlet – (At 3 lines from end of the page. Line starts: 'be-bechinat...') [page 32 in the book]. For text see below.

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Essence/atzmus is related to not by means of revelations. It can be related to only by means of doing His mitzvoth/deeds...!

And yet there have to be revelations too... there have to be expressions along with the command and the compliance.

The earth has the ability to produce vegetation. This ability was imbued into the earth... it has the capability of producing vegetation... this is because it has been mandated to house and provide for all creatures on earth. (see here for the 'Intellect vs Instinct' presentation)

Yet still as the rain falls, the earth would produce vegetation. So although it has the faculty itself, yet it needs the rain...

The rain awakens the earth to its task.

This is an 'arousal from above'.

This is to say that the compliance needs to be aroused...

You have an infinite soul. You, the Jewish people are 'a desirable land' says the Baal Shem Tov. All the investigations will never uncover the infinity that it contains... so too by the people... and the Baal Shem continued, 'I want to arouse this land/people so it will reveal its power'.

You stand. Not because you have feet. You stand because of the sky. It draws you up. This is the human reality...

This is like the rain arousing the growth of the earth. The sky calls for the infinity of the human soul. It reminds him of his real inclination. It reminds him of his real stature...

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