AyinBase / Ayin Beis with R' Paltiel, Elul 5776
Page 51 of the pamphlet – (3 lines from end of the page. Line starts: 'bebchinat...') [page 39 in the book]. For text see below.
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We looked at two metaphors at how the light can be reduced. First, we looked at one letter of a word, and secondly we looked at the way that a perspective can be 'broken down' and transmitted to a recipient.
The intent of the light of the sphirot, is so that, 'they should know Him'.
The world was made this way – by means of these sphirot – so that the creatures may know Him.
We have the wonder of 'day' in contrast to light. He named day. This is an example of how He can be seen via his sphirot – here 'day' stands for the sphirah of chochmah.
There are things in the world, that you cannot put in a worldly context...
all 10 together reveal to you the Godly reality itself. Even though the world is composite, all 10 together tell you, 'it is real!'
We were given the privilege to see there is reality beyond world – His intent – Torah and Mitzvoth, which make the world real.
The tzimtzum means you don't see the whole thing – the light is reduced.