AyinBase / Ayin Beis with R' Paltiel, Iyar 5776
Page 42 of the pamphlet – (At 6th line from top of the page. Line starts: 'vehinay...') [page 32 in the book]. For text see below.
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There is desert, settled, and cultivated land. The Torah in general can be referred to as a 'human structure'.
This indicates that Torah is an aspect of 'pnimi', which is the unique attribute of man.
Man identifies and 'digests' his perceptions – he internalizes things.
This is the difference between Torah and Mitzvoth. Mitzvoth are 'His supreme will' and this is makif/surrounding.
Will is a surrounding element and is beyond any boundaries or obstacles.
Torah, by contrast, corresponds to chochmah – and inner light – a light that is dressed in a vessel – it relates to the details of its environment.
The 'desert' inside Torah corresponds to how it is in the 10 hidden/treasured sphirot.
A treasure is something that has a value beyond its immediate, functional level.