AyinBase / Ayin Beis with R' Paltiel, Iyar 5776
Page 42 of the pamphlet – (At about the middle of the page. Line starts: 'hasaga...') [page 32 in the book]. For text see below.
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In the Torah are 3 levels – desert, settlement and field. At the giving of the Torah a special element was revealed, which can only be described as Essence/etzem.
Nothing can be said about etzem. It is essential. There is no observation element.
The significance for us is enormous.
The foundation of all foundations, says the Rambam is the principle that there is a First Being.
These words counter the 'worldly' perspective. In a worldly context, each thing was preceded by non-existence, and the impetus for its being is some kind of need...
in contrast to this is the truth that He made all and brings forth each thing forward into creation intentionality. The world is not based in nothing, but in Him. He is beyond description. He is essential. Essence is reality itself.
Torah has a message and lends itself to be understood in sechel/mind, but the source behind it is beyond identification. It comes from essence.
Being that essence does not explain itself, the question does not arise. To create and be is an essential truth.
And so in the Torah are 3 levels – desert, settlement and field. Desert is a wasteland, but it is a presence without limit. Emptiness. How do you relate to it? Because you know the principle of the 10 hidden sphirot.