e.g. negative numbers as intellectual concepts
The thing which flashes into the person’s intellectual faculty of Chachma is called the Pure Intellectual Concept (in Hebrew, the Sechel of the concept). This is the idea as it first lights up in the person’s brain, before the idea has taken on letters of an explanation in words. This is the actual flash of insight that arouses the person’s power of Understanding (Bina) to strive to understand the details of the Pure Intellectual Concept (the Sechel). In other words, the thing that is eventually understood through the work of the faculty of Understanding (Bina) is the actual pure Sechel of the concept. Nevertheless, a person’s limited understanding of a concept is obviously on a lower level than the pure G-dly concept itself, so we are still left with the following question.
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Love is an action that encompasses so much more than what a trite little phrase can convey. A phrase like “Love Wins” gives no baseline for what Love is, what love means, or even what it has won. People are confused about love without even knowing it, because we throw the word around so much that as an intellectual concept, it means almost nothing.
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The best description of all this comes a little later in thebook. Father Sanchez says, "Love is not an intellectualconcept or a moral imperative or anything else. It is abackground emotion that exists when one is connected to theenergy available in the universe, which , of course, is theenergy of God." [page 153]