#bridge#reality#idea#knowledge#kabbala #9: #daat - the bridge #between idea and reality
the third of the ten sefirot -- daat -- allows #flashes of #inspiration, once processed, to be brought to fruition.
by rabbi shimon leiberman
we are now ready to #understand the third of the ten sefirot dealing with the #intellect -- daat, "knowledge." after we have the germ of the idea (#chochmah) and have #developed it fully (#binah), what else is left?
let us think back to the ten sefirot. we explained that the sefirot are a process that is the unfolding of god's #deeds in this world. therefore the sefirot can to be #pictured as an #arrow with the actual deed being the #final result. daat is the #tool of the intellect that get us into #actionmode.
let us illustrate. a person arrives at a university campus and speaks about an idea that has just occurred to him -- communism. (we are making believe here for the sake of the example). for tom, a student who is listening, this idea is a flash of inspiration, a hereto unthought of concept -- a world where people work for each other and share instead of compete. this is the chochmah stage.
tom #debates and discussed the idea. is it fair? can it work? what are the details of such a society? this is binah.
let us say that, he is both taken by the idea and convinced of its logic. can #one ask him, then and there, to become a #revolutionary and #martyr for the "cause"? no. when pressed for a #reason, he will say, "well, it's just an idea." as time passes and more and more people are convinced of communism, publications sprout up and it becomes somewhat established, tom will be ready to joint he movement. what changed? did he gain more knowledge of insight?
🔘breaking to riga women’s open final;
🔘debating against a team from cambridge;
🔘having conversations with latvians in english and then getting to know that they actually know russian;
🔘attending a christmas fair with lots of souvenirs, folk music and hot chocolate;
🔘getting inspired to participate in more debate tournaments.