Two Types Of Cognition

283.02Question: What is the purpose of the brain in human life?

Answer: Kabbalah says that in his perception of the world, a man consists of two components, the desire and the mind. The most important is his desire.

Our desires can be egoistic, i.e., completely aimed at revealing oneself and the world precisely in an egoistic manner, in terms of personal comfort. They can also be altruistic, that is, opposed to egoism. But altruistic desires do not initially exist in nature, they need to be achieved. When we enter above the egoistic area of our cognition of nature, we investigate it, as it were, independent of ourselves.

However, this is relative independence because it is us who are exploring anyway. But this is completely different research, which speaks of what exists outside of a man, and how he can attain, cognize, and use it.

Thus, there are two types of cognition: cognition in egoism and cognition in the property of bestowal and love to others when a man, as if from himself, emotionally transmigrates into others. Then he feels the world outside himself. These two types of cognition are studied by Kabbalah.

Our brain is just an auxiliary tool. It helps us connect pictures of the world, either egoistically or altruistically, helps us explore them, and is directing us to this.
From KabTV’s “Together about Important Things” 9/2/18

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