“Mind & Emotion; Endless Odyssey” p:55 AyinBase / Ayin Beis withR' Paltiel Friday 28 Adar I, 5774
At lower third of page – (line begins: "ha-haskalah...”) For text, click: Here.
We are talking about chochmah and binah and how they are instrumental in creating midot/emotions.
We have said, making midot is not the creation of something disassociated from its cause. It is not a trained response. An emotion is indeed like a new creation.
Together chochmah and binah are like the parents of the midah/emotion. But principally the emotion is directly from the binah. Chochmah is like the distant source. Binah is the 'close source'.
Chochmah comes in the form of a point – 'the principal truth of it'.
Sechel goes to the truth and the source, even though it is sechel and has a structure... but it is so fine and transparent, it looks for the light...
so the Rebbe is saying the chochmah is a distant source, and binah is the 'hands on' influence. Midot will not yet be created from the nekudat ha-haskalah (the seminal point of understanding).
We don't easily identify the real understanding or the nekudah/point.