AyinBase / Ayin Beis with R' Paltiel, Menachem Av 5776
Page 50 of the pamphlet – (quarter into the page. Line starts: 'ach...') [page 38 in the book]. For text see below.
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We are dealing the principle of tzimtzum/contraction and its effect on light/ohr.
However much light is lessened it still expresses its connection to source.
So what is the meaning of contraction/restriction in regard to light?
There is the Creator and the created. The created has a beginning – it is not primary. The Creator does not have this. Thus the created cannot really relate to the Creator. It can recognize there is a Creator and that's about it.
We say there was a tzimtzum, but no matter what you do, light remains unified with the Creator – so how does it work?
Names help bring the light to a state where it can be related to by world.
Sechel/mind is the recognition of the truth of something that is higher than it.
The human mandate did not originate from himself. It is given from Above. The human mandate is not invented by man, it is a sense of responsibility – a response to Him.
Rulership is rooted in something much higher than the 'fact of it' – it is rooted in a higher purpose.