“An open field of possibilities is provided, beyond what you would get from, having been convinced by proofs.“
“Beyond Comprehension” p96
AYIN BASE - REBBE RASHAB - with R’ PALTIEL
P 96 (of the pamphlet) at middle of the page - line starting “ukenodah” [P 72 of the book]
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We sense the truth in mind because we sense the soul basis [hanacha benefesh].
We sense something that is beyond comprehension, but it has a profound effect on comprehension.
An open field of possibilities is provided, beyond what you would get from, having been convinced by proofs.
This is like wisdom/chochmah which opens up the flood-gates of comprehension.
It is the infinity of the sky that enables our free movement on earth.
Notes from Michoel P:
Map of 12 Kislev Shiur -
A Place for my Mind
In Re’iah d’chochmah shines Etsem haInyon
Not only that it is true, but that it has an essential reality.
Ex: an Inventor who is designing a new machine/car/airplane/idea and is projecting it, defines it to its last detail. Schematic Plan. Fills it with all its details. And then supervises the creation and building of this prototype unit. It is put on the ground and it works!
He knows exactly why it works, internal and external effects that enable it to work.
Airplane flies not because of its motors, nor the wings, the air holds it up! It is a combination of several factors, air pressure, aerodynamics, how the airplane relates to its environment.
That moment that he sees it work, he is shocked, taken aback. Why is that? Didn’t he predict it and invest time and $ to getting it built? Why the startle?
Focus in on this yourself, personally. No way to express this in words.
That moment, he sees its reality Till then, it was an intelligence, a projection.
Reality is neither of those, it is a G-dly creation.
The whole concept of reality is a miracle, yesh m’ayen.
This is what occurs in Re’iah d’chochmah.
Inside text: sh’meir boze etsem haninyon. She’lemaila hasogo l’gamri. Yet, it increases the kaoch in haskolo!
Chochmah sees the essential reality, looks directly there! This is above hasogo entirely.
How can chochmah have an increasing effect on haskolo if it is completely in a different realm?
It affects an increase that is exceptional large!
As it is written about the Arizal, that he once took a nap on Shabbas [parhshah balak/bilam[ and saw in his dream that which he cannot express even in 80 years.
Because the sight is in the etsem hamahoos. The etsem reality itself.
Not what makes sense. Rather, it identifies the G-dly stamp within all creation, this is completely beyond seichel.
Hanocho b’nefesh - how my nefesh knows it. More personal, internal, how my nefesh relates to it.
Re’iah d’chochmah - how the Eibeshter shows it to me. How things are in the bigger reality that hashem has created.
Ex: Airplane moshul.
When person decides to designa nd build it, it is clear to him what he is doing.
Yet when he acutally sees it work, it is a different experience altogether, it is not part of the reality of the world.
Hanocho B’nefesh - frees himself with all interferences with his own reality, and allows himself hwo he really believes what this is.
Ex: Asking in class ; So if someone asks me this question, what do I tell him? Rabbi: This is not what the class is about! Its about what you can tell yourself, not what you can tell him! If you are looking to show off, you won’t get anything fro this class.
Hanocho b’nefesh - how you can relate to it, how your nefesh can sense it.
Chochmah - the truth itself, not how it relates to you.
Chochmah Requires not only dedicatio to the truth, but subjugation, kabalos ohl, bitul
I Don’t want to know it, i want to be it, to be in it!
Through sight of Chochmah, the haskolo is increased and also in greater depth, he sees “where to go”.
Similarly, hanocho sichlis is essentially above haskolo. It is like re’iah d’chochmah, but is a lower level than sight of chochmah.
Both are Relating not to hasogo, but how the truth is.
Hanocho sichlis is in Seichel.
Re’iah is completely above Seichel.
After prototype is built, you don’t believe what you see! Nothing witll calm down your excitement, because you are experiencing Re’iah effect! Despite knowing the creation in all its facets.
But in Seichel itself, the emphasis of hanocho sichlis is not on the sichli, but on the hanocho, the fact that the sichli “finds a place for itself.”
Not that it can be proven, argued out, but finds a resting place for itself. Hanocho.
Sichli involves conviction.
Hanocho involves the cognizance.
Placed at ease! Not challenged anymore. Found itself place in my mind. I feel good about it! I don’t need any more proof or substantiation. This is hanocho sichlis. It makes perfect sense to me.
It is in sichel itself, but the ikar thing here is that it has hanocho.
Seichel has multiple levels.
The process, development of Siehcel. The Proofs.
Deeper than all that, in the seichel itself, and which substantiates it all, “it really makes sense!”
There is a point in seichel where I don’t question it. I say ‘Of course!”
This is hanocho sichlis. How my nefesh sees it.
In chochmah, how the truth itself sees it.
Before one undertakes to build an airplane, it goes through hanocho sichlis.
But when he sees it, he sees it in Chochmah, a totally different experience.
This hanocho part of Seichel empowers the sichli itself!