What Is Da-at?2018-01-02T16:23:59+00:00

Knowledge...A Perfected State
 of Infinite Sharing

About Da-at

Thoughts… Ideas… Beliefs – They define who we are and ultimately who we wish to be. Da’at literally translated is knowledge, as defined in the Kabbalah.

One’s life journey can be directed at times by divine inspiration (or possibly intervention!). The path or paths we choose ultimately define us. This journal… a compilation of thoughts ideas and beliefs is part of my journey. Perhaps to fulfill a purpose, even if it exists only for this moment. maybe, jusy maybe, it may inspire you to think a little more, do a little bit more, and become a whole lot more.

Many learned and wise people who are with us on the earth right now can teach and mentor us; however those who have come before, offer very important “knowledge”” that today, somehow more than ever is not only timeless; but pertinent – if we choose to take the time to educate ourselves.

Knowledge

Da’at or Daas (“Knowledge”, Hebrew: דעת [ˈdaʕaθ]) in Jewish mysticism, called Kabbalah, is the location (the mystical state) where all ten sephirot in the Tree of Life are united as one.

In Da’at, all sephirot exist in their perfected state of infinite sharing. The three sephirot of the left column that would receive and conceal the Divine Light, instead share and reveal it. Since all sephirot radiate infinite self-giving Divine Light, it is no longer possible to distinguish one sephira from another, thus they are one.

Da’at is not always depicted in representations of the sefirot, and could in a sense be considered an “empty slot” into which the gem of any other sefirot can be placed. Properly, the Divine Light is always shining, but not all humans can see it. The concealment or revelation of the Divine Light shining through Da’at does not actually happen in Da’at itself. It only seems that way from the human perspective within Malkuth. The perception of change can only occur in Malkuth. Humans who become self-giving like the Light become able to see it, and for them the benefits of Da’at’s light seem “revealed”. However, humans who remain selfish cannot see it, and for them its benefits seem “hidden”.