Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The third Sephira, attribute, or intelligence forming the Adam Kadmon, according to the teaching of the Cabala. See Sephiroth and Adam Kadmon.
“An opposite approach is exhibited by another exegesis of “And the Lord fashioned [va-yiven] the rib,” that understands va-yiven as coming from the word binah, wisdom.”
“Slide 4: The Hebrew word binah refers to the feminine aspect of understanding, the ability to differentiate among concepts, connect disparate ideas, and nurture them with depth, breadth and insight.”
“What she describes is simply pure chochma consciousness in its most distilled form as her binah was completely switched off.”
“One important (and practical) distinction that we can all make and relate to concerns the states of chochma (expansive subconsciousness) and binah (the conscious mind).”
“In order to harness and process the information and experiences of chochma, another type of consciousness is required called binah.”
“If chochma is like vast water, then binah is like pipes, channeling and directing the energy so that it does not go to waste.”
“They are too heavily controlled by binah, and this usually leads to negative results, as in, Well, he texted me yesterday and told me he had a good time, but then I thought, 'What does he mean by that?”
“This is a meditative oscillation between chochma and binah that allows one to mine the expansive depths of chochma, yet to anchor them firmly in our conscious minds in a way that we are able to make good use of them.”
“Though useful, binah does not always bring us to tranquility, harmony and big picture thinking.”
“It is said of the tribe of Issachar (I Chron. 12: 33): “of the Issacharites, men who knew how to interpret [yodei binah, literally, who know discernment].””
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