“The human being is a creation without compare. He has faculties that are not seen elsewhere. He represents the full spectrum - all the way from the Creator, down to the created - in the most extreme way…”
“Represent to the Extreme” p67
AYIN BASE - REBBE RASHAB - with R’ PALTIEL
P 68 [of the pamphlet] last paragraph of page, starting, “al pi…”. [P 53 of the book]
The human being is a creation without compare. He has faculties that are not seen elsewhere. He represents the full spectrum - all the way from the Creator, down to the created - in the most extreme way…
And all of these faculties must be used in his daily life… He must use the levels of both purity and application. He must recognize that he is a Godly creation, and that he has within him a Godly presence/spark that is not of his own making.
He realizes he has enormous capacity, and he realizes it is not his…
By doing torah and mitzvoth here below you reach up to the light - to the level that has a ‘light effect’.
“The soul that you put into me is pure.” This is the soul in a vessel, which corresponds to the thought of Israel, and the work of Torah and mitzvah has 2 steps: 1. submission/subjugation/hiskafia and then 2. transformation.
The lights are a showing from the body of the King [gufa de malka]. Just like a physical object, because it is real can be seen from an infinite number of perspectives, because it is real; so too the infinite number and qualities of light are based on the truth of the King - the source of the lights…
So we go against our personal inclination, which would put us on a narrow [and perhaps meaningless] path. And we seek the King and his lights, by 1. subjugation and 2. transformation of ourselves…!
Yes, bring out your qualities and inclinations, but they way they are given from above… the more you subjugate yourself the truer you become! You transform your worldly definition to a Godly definition!
it is not a matter of just putting yourself down, it is subduing yourself so that He can act through you. This is His participation in our lives.