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Daat Elyon & Daat Tachton

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Daat Elyon & Daat Tachton: (lit. "higher understanding" and "lower understanding"); respectively, (a) the G-d-like perspective from which the spiritual world is perceived as reality, and this world a mere echo of it; (b) the opposite, earthbound perspective.
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When there are multiple meanings of a Hebrew word, they must be connected in some way.
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