AyinBase / Ayin Beis with R' Paltiel, Nissan 5776
Page 41 of the pamphlet – (At lower third of the page. Line starts: 'gilui...') [page 31 in the book]. For text see below.
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We are looking at a high level. 'An element of the Infinite Essence (atzmus ein sof)...'
And looking at the metaphor of a king helps us focus on this concept. A king is everywhere, but uninvolved in any of the qualities that emanate from him...
If the king can be identified be identified by means of his activities, then other activities would be second rank. This is like the top of the table being more important than the legs...
At the level of king, metziut and mehus completely coincide...
For the intellect the top of the table is much more crucial than the legs, but the king has a different perspective.
Tanya explains the total war between the Godly soul and the animal soul... The Godly soul wants the total submission of the animal soul... This kind of conflict is not rational. It is essential.
When kings fight it is essential. It is about ownership, not ideals.
This is how it is possible for sight and hearing to coincide – due to this essential level.
This is like the 'life-giving dew' (טל תחי׳). Only the Godly spirit can join the body and soul. Only atzmus ein sof – a Godly command, joins the body...
At the giving of Torah, there was the state of 'seeing what is usually heard...'
The Torah has a big focus on names, and God gives things names. This indicates an essential presence rather than a functional presence.
Adam/man is a final creation. That's why Adam is a real name. The neshama as it is above before being dressed in a body does not have a name.