Thursday, May 19, 2016

“Something Bright, Glorious and Great” p:42 - 43

AyinBase / Ayin Beis with R' Paltiel, Iyar 5776 

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

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There is a connection to essence. This is manifest by the phenomena of mitzvoth – the simple response to a call/command. This touches his essence and is kabalat ol.

From this perspective it supersedes the Torah.

Nevertheless, there has to be the involvement of giluim/relating in the response and the performance of the mitzvoth.

This corresponds to how we got mitzvoth in the first place – ie revealed via Torah, which is a presentation that contains sechel, and the introduction of, 'I am the Lord your God , who brought you out of Egypt'. This is a relationship and an introduction the precedes the command.

Even though a mitzvah is the power of obedience, there needs to be an arousal first. There has to be the sense of 'something bright, glorious and great' even though the power of obedience is inherent in the soul.

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