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“You cannot close your eyes to will and delight. They are a constant. A living soul has this continually. It is life itself.“
“Will & Delight” p101
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P 101 (of the pamphlet) at 2nd paragraph of the page - line starting “uklalut” [P 75 of the book]
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Will and Delight always remain internal to the essence. They cannot be defined and they are not manifest.
Wisdom, by contrast, is that quality which is already in the realm of awareness.
You cannot close your eyes to will and delight. They are a constant. A living soul has this continually. It is life itself.
Wisdom [chochmah] as real as it is - and it relates to the truth itself - is already an external observation. A pure observation, but not the essence itself.
For wisdom you have to be dedicated, not to your experience, but to what there is to know - to the truth.
There is a thin line - a ‘kav’ - that comes through after the contraction/tzimtzum. Contraction/tzimtzum means the essence if reduced - by his reduction, his qualities come into focus…