AyinBase / Ayin Beis with R' Paltiel, Menachem Av 5776
Page 50 of the pamphlet – (4th line of the page. Line starts: 'im...') [page 38 in the book]. For text see below.
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We began talking about 'names'. This came up since we are looking at how tzimtzum/contraction could affect the lights/ohrot.
For light to go to a vessel, it has to have an identity that the vessel can relate to.
Within the infinite light that precedes the contraction/tzimtzum there is incorporation of the roots of the lights as well as the names of the lights of the 10 sphirot.
After the tzimtzum the light is of the level that it can relate to world.
What is meant by light/ohr? We are not talking of that produced by combustion. We are referring to that which comes from essence – the impact and presence of essence.
This light cannot be identified with something functional.
When the sun rises the truth surfaces.
The light before the tzimtzum is just the truth of the essence itself.
Man has a Godly definition that gives him a true presence. And this is also reflected in human terms – garments, stance, actions etc.
So the full extent of what the lights stand for is contained in their source. And the names are also present at the level of source, which will allow the lights to be imbued into the vessels.