AyinBase / Ayin Beis with R' Paltiel, Kislev 5776
Page 29 of pamphlet – (6 lines from the top of the page. Line starts: 'bemetziut...'). Page 20 of the book. For text see below.
Questions and comments:
The Rebbe is explaining a kind of transformation. He's explaining how the light at the level of mind is simplicity/pshitut, but not ultimate simplicity.
So there is a degree of 'content' and this 'materializes' in daas/knowledge.
Daas is illusive. It has a supreme quality.
From above one can see the terrain easily and directly – 'you are where you want to be...'
But 'down on the ground' a person needs to be guided through the labyrinth of streets etc... and he has no overall picture of the terrain.
After the person 'on the ground' gets to his destination and gets to know his route he's almost like the person who sees it all from above. Except his orientation is completely different in significance, he recognizes everything that is contained. This is daas.
We can expain how the highest level already contains the lowest levels in simplicity, but not in absolute simplicity.
That which we know practically originates in our chochmah/insight.
We have the world of holiness and externality. The external world has usurped so much as to claim, 'we know everything – the world created itself'.
Actually you know the basis for things before they come into existence. He is the basis, and he brings things into existence. And that's why you can see and know it is real – the chochmah substantiates the binah.