Although the Sechel that comprehends a subject is essentially objective and detached, it may perceive a particular value of the subject or, perhaps, a possible implication. This tendency of Sechel results in the birth of a Midah within Sechel itself.

For example, profound analysis of a complex case in halachah may result in a tendency toward a decision for leniency, giving rise to the Midah of Chesed in Sechel.

Moreover, a miniscule ray from this Sechel may then invest itself in the resultant Midah to inform and animate it (Shechel within the Midah). Thus Midos are born of, and given life by Sechel.

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