“In binah the light continues to shine - it shines broadly - not as a bright point.“
AYIN BASE - REBBE RASHAB - with R’ PALTIEL
Menachem Av 5777
P 84 [of the new pamphlet] At about 10th line of the page - line starting “bo…” [P 63 of the book]
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The level of chochmah/wisdom has more light than binah/understanding.
A situation can be illuminated by the sky, or through a window, or through a small opening… Each type of illumination is different.
Daylight is unique. The original daylight preceded the creation of the sun!
Daylight is beyond a finite purpose. It is light that eliminates darkness.
Compare that to a room illuminated by light coming through a window. There the light has a function - illuminate this room…
These 2 levels compare to chochmah/wisdom - truth as it is in its original state, which is beyond proof; and binah/understanding - truth via a window, which deals with function and purpose.
Light is present at the most practical level. Binah and all the ‘back and forth’ of legal ruling [psak] is light on a defined level.
On the one hand a ruling is revealing the decision, on the other hand it conceals all the preceding argumentation is concealed, but the light concealed…