“The sky is a presentation that is beyond description. We tend to focus on the details and function. The truth is that it’s truth and function is beyond anything we can understand. The heart is more able, than the mind to live up to what it is being shown.”
“Heart’s Truth” p80
AYIN BASE - REBBE RASHAB - with R’ PALTIEL
P 80 [of the new pamphlet] a third into the page - line starting “berosh…” [P 59 of the book]
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The Rebbe is talking of 3 elements of the human being [head, body, and foot] to illustrate something of worlds…
Each world differs in the degree to which Godly light is seen in it.
The effect of the light of the soul is seen far more in the head than in the other parts of the body. And particularly in the mind that is located in the head…
Then there is another phase of the soul’s light. It is called an ‘will of the heart’ [arusa de lieba]. It is not a desire for some kind of experience. It is a recognition of the significance of a certain truth.
This is by contrast to the ‘will to survive’. Survival has to do with the fear of destruction. This is the will to live. it is based on a basic truth [not on any threat]. This is based in the heart.
Where does it come from? It is a divine gift. He gave man a true presence.
This is reflected more in the heart than the mind.
Why? The mind by nature, tends to identify what it sees. It has an element of ‘what it is about’. The heart does not have that tendency. It needs no explanation. It relates to truth in a way that is more authentic.
In this regard the heart has more humility/self nullification.
The sky is a presentation that is beyond description. We tend to focus on the details and function. The truth is that it’s truth and function is beyond anything we can understand. The heart is more able, than the mind to live up to what it is being shown.
Meditation on the light beyond creation opens the way to ‘arousal of the heart’.
The mind makes the presentation. But the ability to relate to it is in the heart. This is like ratzon/will.
The heart can relate to the truth directly. Even the stoney heart.