The Torah, “Exodus, Jethro” 20:16: And all the people saw the thunderings, and the lightnings, and the noise of the trumpet, and the mountain smoking, and when the people saw it, they trembled, and stood afar off.
Question: What does it mean “seeing the thunderings?”
Answer: We perceive everything through the attribute of Bina. Bina is hearing and so we perceive the sounds by hearing. But when there is also the Light of Hochma in the attribute of Bina, the Light of life, sight appears in it, revelation to the eye.
Some prophets say “I have heard,” and others say “I have seen.” These are already prophets that draw the Light of life and are closer to the Creator. So the revelation of the Creator is the uppermost level, not only hearing but seeing. These are two levels of understanding, yet it doesn’t refer to corporeal seeing but to inner insight.
Question: It seems that the radio and television were also discovered according to these states.
Answer: First we discovered the lowest level of connection, by hearing through a cord, and then through electricity that runs in electric wires, and then through radio waves. But it took a long time until we discovered television; now seeing replaces reading and hearing and every other means. We receive most of the information in our world, 90% and more, by seeing, and it’s the same in spirituality since the Light of Hassadim, (the Light of Bina) is merely the infrastructure for the Light of Hochma.
The Creator is the Light of Hochma, and the Light of Hassadim dresses only on the Light of Hochma. To the extent that the created being wants to resemble Him, he receives the Light of Hassadim. This means that we prepare the vessel and the Light enters it.
From KabTV’s “Secrets of the Eternal Book” 3/4/13