AyinBase / Ayin Beis with R' Paltiel, Menachem Av 5776
Page 49 of the pamphlet – (about 6 lines from the end of the page. Line starts: 'shebo...') [page 38 in the book]. For text see below.
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We are looking at lights/ohrot. And here too there are different levels and inner and external (pnimi and chitzoni) elements.
Yet they are all light.
Light is the impact of the presence of the essence.
The impact of the presence. It is presence itself, not function or action. What presence make an impact? Things that are real. For example a human being.
Think of the world absent the human being. It would have no significance. It would not be worthy of its Creator. With man comes an import of reality, making the world worthy of having been created.
What makes man so special? It is that the human being brings his Creator along, wherever he goes. He relates to himself not as a physical creation in the world but to the fact that, 'He made me'.
This is the level of lights/ohrot at the level of source, not regarding impact outside. At this source level to distinguish between inner and external is virtually impossible.
And tzimtzum separates the inner and external levels.
The name corresponds to the light of the essence. There are different names for God.
The names are like 'garments to the lights'.
The light per se cannot be dressed into the vessel, but when the light is within a name it can be placed in the vessel.
It is said, “His name, is his life” - i.e. the name refers to the overall vitality of the baby or person...