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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We are talking about how there can be a 'download' of essence...
the level of midbar/desert is a wasteland, and all its potential is concealed within it. What it has is ganuz/treasured. What it has is so real that it does not allow for full expression.
Essence is an element that only relates to Godliness and not worldiness. In Torah, essence relates to the midbar/desert. This is expressed by fulfillment of the commands – mitzvoth.