AyinBase / Ayin Beis with R' Paltiel, Nissan 5776
Page 41 of the pamphlet – (At just below the middle of the page. Line starts: 'hadavar...') [page 31 in the book]. For text see below.
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Sight sees the reality. It says, 'look, here's a table.' It is not deductive. It sees the mehus. It sees, 'what this is about'.
The faculty of hearing by contrast, deals with the metzius – thinginess. The table starts with legs that connect to a board. It is deductive.
The the Rebbe points out that even at the level of hearing, there is a level of sight, and mehus. Design elements are reflective of the Godly source. This is the meaning of 'shomim et ha nireh' – seeing that which is heard...