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    O Dear Lost Sheep from the House of Israel let we try to make a Holy Agreement? No matter what your religion (or none religion) is, with Love and respect for each other. But let the 'base' be the Divine Commands given to Moshe Rabbeinu nothing lessor or nothing more......

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    The goal is that we Jews and Ephraim may come to the ultimate ‘agreement’, a Holy, set apart by Adonai’s commandments agreement. As is foretold by the prophet YeshaYahu:

    When it shall happen: the disclosure of His Messiah - His Name,

    Isa 11:9-16  They do no evil nor destroy in all My set-apart mountain; for the earth shall be full of the knowledge of Yah, as the waters cover the sea.

    10  And it shall come to pass on that day, that the root of Jesse, that stands for an ensign of the peoples, unto him shall the nations seek; and his resting-place shall be glorious.

    11  And it shall come to pass in that day, that Yah will set His hand again the second time to recover the remnant of His people, that shall remain from Assyria, and from Egypt, and from Pathros, and from Cush, and from Elam, and from Shinar, and from Hamath, and from the islands of the sea.

    12  And He will set up an ensign for the nations, and will assemble the dispersed of Israel, and gather together the scattered of Judah from the four corners of the earth.

    13 And the envy of Ephrayim shall turn aside, and the adversaries of Yehuḏah be cut off. Ephrayim shall not envy Yehuḏah, and Yehuḏah not trouble Ephrayim.

    (Rashi: Ephraim shall not envy Judah: The Messiah, the son of David, and the Messiah, the son of Joseph, shall not envy each other. See: Yeshayahu - Chapter 11:13)

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    14  And they shall fly down upon the shoulder of the Philistines (The head of Amalek today PA, PLO, Hamas etc.) on the west; together shall they spoil the children of the east; they shall put forth their hand upon Edom (Western world today, Edom and Yishmael in unity) and Moab; and the children of Ammon shall obey them.

    15  And Yah will utterly destroy the tongue of the Egyptian sea (Today: Edom and Yishmael in unity with Amalek their leader); and with His scorching wind will He shake His hand over the River, and will smite it into seven streams, and cause men to march over dry-shod.

    16  And there shall be a highway for the remnant of His people (the dispersed from Israel and Yehudah), that shall remain from Assyria, like as there was for Israel in the day that he came up out of the land of Egypt.

    My part of the Holy Agreement is that I mention daily your profile names in my personal Prayers and when I am on the Har HaBait near where once was and soon shall be again the Kodesh Kodeshim. From where HaShem shall speak again from between the Cherubim above the Atonement lid of the Ark of the Covenant all the words that the Benay Yisrael need to know: The revelation of Messiah Ben David......

    It is unfair and shameful how Facebook treated me. I strongly believe it is not safe for every Lost Triber to be on Facebook. It has nothing to do that I am losing my hope. But I start to realize we, the Benay Israel, must build in unification their own companies by raising their own affairs. And no more to be dependent on (other) powers like Facebook etc. Because in the end they ‘work’ you out. Please stop believing in them.


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    So that may come in fulfillment,
    Jer_31:6  “For there shall be a day when the watchmen cry on Mount Ephrayim (united states of Israel), ‘Arise, and let us go up to Tsiyon, to Adonai our Elohim.’ ”

    Praying and hoping together according,

    Zec 4:1-5 And the messenger who was speaking to me came back and woke me up as a man was awakened from sleep (Your dispersion to the end of the earth).

    2 And he said to me, “What do you see?” So I said, “I have looked, and seen: a lamp stands all of gold with a bowl on top of it, and on the stand seven lamps with seven spouts to the seven lamps.

    3 “And two olive trees (Yehudah and Ephraim) are by it, one at the right of the bowl and the other at its left.”

    4 Then I responded and spoke to the messenger who was speaking to me, saying, “What are these, my master?”

    5 And the messenger who was speaking to me answered and said to me, “Do you not know what these are?” And I said, “No, my master.”

    11 Then I responded and said to him, “What are these two olive trees, one at the right of the lampstand and the other at its left?”

    12 And I responded a second time and said to him, “What are these two olive branches which empty golden oil from themselves by means of the two gold pipes?”

    13 And he answered me and said, “Do you not know what these are?” And I said, “No, my master.”

    14 And he said, “These are the two anointed ones (Yehuadah and Ephraim), who stand beside the Master of all the earth.

    Yehudah and Ephraim standing near the Kodesh Kodeshim........ Two separate nations: Yehudah (Their National soul Messiah Ben David) and Ephraim (Their National Soul Messiah Ben Yoseph) coming to unity by 'oil from themselves' (independent from each other): The 'sparks' of Messiah there (in unity) 'National Soul'....... Messiah Ben David, HaShem speaking from between the Cherubim above the Atonement Lid of the Ark of the Covenant.

    Please don’t accept another messiah but accept only Messiah Ben Yoseph/David.

    By coming into the Holy Agreement:
    And the envy of Ephrayim shall turn aside, and the adversaries of Yehuḏah be cut off. Ephrayim shall not envy Yehuḏah, and Yehuḏah not trouble Ephrayim.

    (Rashi: Ephraim shall not envy Judah: The Messiah, the son of David, and the Messiah, the son of Joseph, shall not envy each other. See: Yeshayahu - Chapter 11:13)’

    The Jews (Yehudah) shall bring forth Messiah Ben David…..We, Yehudah and Ephraim, hearing again HaShem's Voice from between the Cherubim….. By the anointing of the King of the Jews: Messiah Ben David, the ‘ultimate’ expression of the national soul of Yehudah and Ephraim..
    The unification of Yehudah and Ephraim - The unification of Messiah Ben David/Yoseph.
    Messiah Ben David/Yoseph is the One who: Isa 63:9  In all their distress He was distressed, and the Messenger of His Presence saved them. In His love and in His compassion He redeemed them, and He lifted them up and carried them all the days of old. What is he base of the HaBerith HaChadasha:

    Jer 31:1-37  “At that time,” declares Adonai, “I shall be the Elohim of all the clans of Yisra’ěl, and they shall be My people.” 

    2  Thus said Adonai, “A people who escaped from the sword found favour in the wilderness, Yisra’ěl, when it went to find rest.” 

    3  Adonai appeared to me from afar, saying, “I have loved you with an everlasting love, therefore I shall draw you with loving-commitment. 

    4  “I am going to build you again. And you shall be rebuilt, O maiden of Yisra’ěl! Again you shall take up your tambourines, and go forth in the dances of those who rejoice. 

    5  “Again you shall plant vines on the mountains of Shomeron. The planters shall plant and treat them as common. 

    6  “For there shall be a day when the watchmen cry on Mount Ephrayim (The United States of Israel), ‘Arise, and let us go up to Tsiyon, to Adonai our Elohim.’ ” 

    7  For thus said Adonai, “Sing with gladness for Ya‛aqoḇ, and shout among the chief of the nations. Cry out, give praise, and say, ‘O Adonai, save Your people, the remnant of Yisra’ěl!’ 

    8  “See, I am bringing them from the land of the north, and shall gather them from the ends of the earth, among them the blind and the lame, those with child and those in labour, together – a great assembly returning here. 

    9  “With weeping they shall come, and with their prayers I bring them. I shall make them walk by rivers of waters, in a straight way in which they do not stumble. For I shall be a Father to Yisra’ěl, and Ephrayim – he is My first-born. 

    10  “Hear the word of Adonai, O nations, and declare it in the isles afar off, and say, ‘He who scattered Yisra’ěl gathers him, and shall guard him as a shepherd his flock.’ 

    11  “For Adonai shall ransom Ya‛aqoḇ, and redeem him from the hand of one stronger than he. 

    12  “And they shall come in and shall sing on the height of Tsiyon, and stream to the goodness of Adonai, for grain and for new wine and for oil, and for the young of the flock and the herd. And their being shall be like a well-watered garden, and never languish again. 

    13  “Then shall a maiden rejoice in a dance, and young men and old, together. And I shall turn their mourning to joy, and shall comfort them, and shall make them rejoice from their sorrow, 

    14  and shall fill the being of the priests with fatness. And My people shall be satisfied with My goodness,” declares Adonai. 

    15  Thus said Adonai, “A voice was heard in Ramah, wailing, bitter weeping, Raḥěl weeping for her children, refusing to be comforted for her children, because they are no more.” 

    16  Thus said Adonai, “Hold back your voice from weeping, and your eyes from tears, for there is a reward for your work,” declares Adonai, “and they shall return from the land of the enemy. 

    17  “And there is expectancy for your latter end,” declares Adonai, “and your children shall return to their own country. 

    18  “I have clearly heard Ephrayim lamenting, ‘You have chastised me, and I was chastised, like an untrained calf. Turn me back, and I shall turn back, for You are Adonai my Elohim. 

    19  For after my turning back, I repented. And after I was instructed, I struck myself on the thigh. I was ashamed, even humiliated, for I bore the reproach of my youth.’ 

    20  “Is Ephrayim a precious son to Me, a child of delights? For though I spoke against him, I still remembered him. That is why My affections were deeply moved for him. I have great compassion for him,” declares Adonai. 

    21  “Set up signposts, make landmarks; set your heart toward the highway, the way in which you went. Turn back, O maiden of Yisra’ěl, turn back to these cities of yours! 

    22  “Till when would you turn here and there, O backsliding daughter? For Adonai has created what is new on earth: a woman encompasses a man!” 

    23  Thus said Adonai of hosts, the Elohim of Yisra’ěl, “Let them once again say this word in the land of Yehuḏah and in its cities, when I turn back their captivity, ‘Adonai bless you, O home of righteousness, mountain of set-apartness!’ 

    24  “And in Yehuḏah and all its cities farmers and those who journey with flocks, shall dwell together. 

    25  “For I shall fill the weary being, and I shall replenish every grieved being.” 

    26  At this I awoke and looked around, and my sleep was sweet to me. 

    27  “See, the days are coming,” declares Adonai, “that I shall sow the house of Yisra’ěl and the house of Yehuḏah with the seed of man and the seed of beast. 

    28  “And it shall be, that as I have watched over them to pluck up, and to break down, and to throw down, and to destroy, and to afflict, so I shall watch over them to build and to plant,” declares Adonai. 

    29  “In those days they shall no longer say, ‘The fathers ate sour grapes, and the children’s teeth are blunted.’ 

    30  “But each one shall die for his own crookedness – whoever eats sour grapes, his teeth shall be blunted. 

    31  “See, the days are coming,” declares Adonai, “when I shall make a renewed covenant with the house of Yisra’ěl (Ephraim, the Lost Sheep from the House of Israel) and with the house of Yehuḏah (The Jews). 

    32  Not like the covenant I made with their fathers in the day when I strengthened their hand to bring them out of the land of Mitsrayim, My covenant which they broke, though I was a husband to them,” declares Adonai.

    33  “For this is the covenant I shall make with the house of Yisra’ěl after those days, declares Adonai: I shall put My Torah in their inward parts, and write it on their hearts. And I shall be their Elohim, and they shall be My people. 

    34  “And no longer shall they teach, each one his neighbour, and each one his brother, saying, ‘Know Adonai,’ for they shall all know Me, from the least of them to the greatest of them,” declares Adonai. “For I shall forgive their crookedness, and remember their sin no more.” 

    35  Thus said Adonai, who gives the sun for a light by day, and the laws of the moon and the stars for a light by night, who stirs up the sea, and its waves roar – Adonai of hosts is His Name: 

    36  “If these laws vanish from before Me,” declares Adonai, “then the seed of Yisra’ěl shall also cease from being a nation before Me forever.” 

    37  Thus said Adonai, “If the heavens above could be measured, and the foundations of the earth searched out beneath, I would also cast off all the seed of Yisra’ěl for all that they have done,” declares Adonai.

    It doesn’t matter your ‘religious’ or ‘non-religious’ ‘background. Be what you are Christian, Muslim, Hindu or whatever but don’t change by taking off or adding to the Divine Laws ‘revealed’ to Moshe Rabbeinu the first five books of the Bible…… Let us do again all His Sabbath and Yom Tovim? But find a way to ‘use’ the laws of ‘your religion’ as a ‘halacha’ around the Divine Laws revealed to Moshe Rabbeinu. As is the ‘function’ of Jewish Halacha. Express Love in respect to every religion. By annihilating all the laws Avoda Zarah, robbery, murder, raping, murder the rape victim, homophily, pedofily etc. brought forth by following our Yetser Hara (evil inclination) and bringing fort her ‘head’ the ‘anointed’ king: Amalek, the ultimate expression of our evil inclination. But instead cultivating the sparks of Messiah our Yetser Tov (good inclination) into our National Soul. And accepting the areas West of the Jordan River as Jewish (Yehuda’s) Inheritance under Jewish (Yehuda’s) Sovereignty with only Jewish Halacha. Including the Har HaBait with a New Temple and her service under Jewish Halacha. Come and help the Jews to build and reinstitute: The Temple Service until Gen 49:10  “The sceptre shall not turn aside from Yehuḏah, nor an Inscriber from between his feet, until Shiloh (Messiah Ben David) comes, and to Him is the obedience of peoples…….. 

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SHA’AR HAYICHUD The Gate of Unity Chapter 34 Part One

SHA’AR HAYICHUD

The Gate of Unity

By

The Holy Rabbi Dov Ber of Lubavitch

Introduction to Chapter Thirty-four

By Shimon Markel

Edited by Rabbi A. Markel

Part One

 

In the following chapter the Rebbe begins to explain the aspect of the emotions of the world of Atzilut – Emanation, which are called Zeir Anpin.  He begins by stating that there are two general states and levels of Zeir Anpin (the emotions). These two states are called Yaakov and Yisrael.  To fully understand the explanations of the chapter in regard to these two general states and the difference between them (including all their particulars), the following introduction should be read.

Within the aspect of the heart there are emotions, such as the aspects of love or hate etc.  For instance, when a person sees something he loves, which his soul is attached to, his heart will be drawn after it.  When he sees something he hates, his heart is moved to despise and distance himself from it.  These are the aspects of the right and left lines of the heart (Chessed and Gevurah).  All subsequent emotions are particular “branches” of these two primary emotions. 

Now, the emotions of the heart are drawn from the emotions of the intellect.  This is because in the intellect there also is an aspect of emotions, except that as they exist there they are not actual emotions of love and fear altogether.  Rather, they are intellect, such as an intellect which necessitates love for something or an intellect which necessitates hate for something.  It is, therefore, possible for the emotions to exist intellectually, even though what he loves or hates is not present. Rather, his intellect necessitates that if this thing would be present, it would be fitting to either love it or hate it, etc.  In contrast, the emotions of the heart do not arise except if what he loves or hates is present.  Only then do the actual heartfelt emotions of love or hate come into play and become revealed in the heart. 

As explained above, within the intellect are the two aspects of Chochmah and Binah.  There are emotions in the aspect of Binah, which are emotions of comprehension, and there are emotions which are higher than the comprehension and reasoning of Binah, as they exist in the aspect of Chochmah.  This is the aspect of how the essence of a person’s intellect, which is higher than reasoning, necessitates and compels him to lean either towards Chessed or Gevurah, to love or to hate something etc.  (As explained in chapter twenty-six, the emotions of Chochmah are the emotional leanings of the intellect towards either kindness or severity before spreading forth into the comprehension and reasoning.  That is, as of yet, he cannot explain why this is his leaning and opinion, however, this is how he sees things.  This is similar to the Talmudic incident in which, “Rav was silent” and did not respond to the difficulties posed against his position, even though he did not submit to the opposing view etc. In contrast, the emotions of Binah are the tangible explanations and reasons of why this is his position.) 

Now, as known, “Chochmah is found from nothing”. This “nothing” is the aspect of the potential power to conceptualize (Koach HaMaskeel) which is higher than Chochmah itself and is the hidden potential power and source of intellectualization and conceptualization.  It is from this power and source that all the various particular flashes of insight and intellect become revealed.  This intellectual flash of insight comes forth into a state of revelation from its concealed source in a manner of a “skip – Dilug” from “nothing” to “something”. 

(However, although the revelation of kindness in the heart also comes from its concealed source, nevertheless, this does not occur in the manner of a “skip – Dilug”, but rather, it comes from being concealed (in the mind) to being revealed (in the heart).  Therefore, it is only considered to be a progression or chaining down of “something from something” (Yesh M’Yesh).  In contrast, Chochmah occurs in the way of a “skip – Dilug” from “nothing to something” (Yesh M’Ain).  This is evidenced from the fact that the revelation of kindness in the heart does not require toil. Rather, all that is required is the arousal of desire.  As soon as a person’s desire to do goodness or kindness is aroused, the kindness immediately becomes revealed in his heart.  Such is not the case in regard to intellect.  Even when a person’s desire is aroused to conceptualize and “be wise”, it does not become revealed except through great toil and effort.  This indicates that the source and root of Chochmah is in a state of “nothingness – Ein” and may, therefore, be revealed only through great toil and effort.)

This potential power to conceptualize (Koach HaMaskeel), is called “the hidden wisdom – Chochmah Stima’ah, since it is the source of the intellect, and is itself hidden and above actual thought, but is rather included in the essence of the desire (Arich Anpin), as previously explained.  Now, just as there are emotions in Chochmah and Binah, as mentioned above, so is there also an aspect of emotions in this source of Chochmah, as it is included as a “nothing” in the essence of the desire (Arich Anpin).  These are the emotions of the aspect of the “hidden wisdom”- Chochmah Stima’ah.  (Likewise, in the same manner, there are even higher emotions than the aspect of the “hidden Chochmah”, as they exist in the very essence of the desire itself (Keter of Arich Anpin), and even higher, as they exist in the essential pleasure (Atik Yomin), and even higher, all the way to their original source within the very essence of the soul itself, which is even higher than pleasure and desire, as previously explained.) 

In light of the above, we may now understand that there are two aspects, Yisrael Saba – The Elder Israel and Yisrael Zoota – The Little Israel: 

The aspect of Yisrael Saba – The Elder Israel, is the aspect of the emotions of Chochmah and Binah and the emotions of the “hidden intellect – Chochmah Stima’ah”.  This is because the word “Saba” is the Aramaic for the Hebrew word “Zaken – Elder”, as in the verse “Zaken Shekana Chochmah – An elder who has acquired wisdom” from the actual source of wisdom itself.  The matter of “acquisition (Kinyan)” means that it is drawn down (from one domain to another) without any actual transformation in its state of being at all.  For example, when someone acquires or purchases something there is no essential change in the thing itself.  Rather, the only change is that it is transferred from one domain to the other. It originally was in the domain of the seller and now is transferred to the domain of the buyer etc. 

In the same manner, as the emotions are included in the intellect of Chochmah and Binah, the intellect radiates within them without any concealment or change of being at all.  This is likewise true of the emotions of “the hidden wisdom – Chochmah Stima’ah” wherein they are totally included and one with the source of intellect, which radiates within them. They have no separate existence from it at all.  It is because of this that the emotions of the intellect, including the emotions of the “source of intellect” are called, “The Elder Israel – Yisrael Saba”. 

This, then, is the meaning of the verse,[1] “What (Ma”H) is his name and what (Ma”H) is his son’s name”.  (As previously explained, the aspect of Ma”H refers to the six emotional sefirot.)  The first part of the verse, “What (Ma”H) is his name”, refers to the aspect of the emotions as they exist in the “hidden wisdom – Chochmah Stima’ah”.  The second part of the verse, “What (Ma”H) is his son’s name”, refers to the aspect of the emotions which are “born” in the brain, as they exist in the aspects of Chochmah and Binah.  That is, they are “born” or become revealed from the “hidden wisdom-Mocha Stima’ah, which is the source of Chochmah itself. 

However, the aspect of Yisrael Zoota – The Little Israel, is the aspect of the emotions that are drawn into the heart which is below Chochmah.  (That is, the term “An elder who has acquired wisdom” is not applicable to actual heartfelt emotions, since they only receive a glimmer of a glimmer of the emotions of the intellect, and do indeed undergo a change of their state of being.)  They are called “Little Israel – Yisrael Zoota” because they are in a state of immaturity. This is because they only become revealed through the concealment of the main essence of the intellect.  As stated, they only receive a glimmer of a glimmer of the essence of the intellect as it is drawn forth into the heart to vest within the heartfelt emotions of Chessed and Gevurah.  This glimmer of a glimmer is called, “The intellect of the emotions”, and is only drawn from the aspect of the external vessels of NeHi”Y of Chochmah and Binah, whereas the essential light of intellect itself becomes withdrawn and concealed. 

For example, this is similar to the seminal drop which is drawn from the brain of the father (Abba), which comes only from the externality of the vessels.  Moreover, the seminal drop is only from the most external vessels, since it is derived from the spiritual intellect as it is already vested within the physical brain.  This is in contrast to the above revelations of intellect which are more spiritual and do not actually vest within the physicality of the brain.  Nevertheless, there is a benefit in the seminal drop of the father in that the very essence of his soul is vested in it (since it results from the pleasure (Atik) which draws out the essential self). It is for this reason that this gives birth to a child who resembles his father. 

With the above in mind, we can now understand a second meaning of the verse, “What (Ma”H) is his name, and what (Ma”H) is his son’s name.”  That is, both the aspects of the intellect of Chochmah and Binah and the aspect of “the hidden wisdom – Chochmah Stima’ah” are included in the first part of the verse, “What (Ma”H) is his name”.  The second part of the verse, “What (Ma”H) is his son’s name” refers to the aspect of the heartfelt emotions, which come about in a manner of “birth” from the seminal drop (as will be explained), specifically after the main essence of the intellect has become withdrawn and concealed and only a glimmer of the intellect radiates within them.  This is called an “offspring light – Ohr Shel Toldah”.  (That is, it is no longer the essential light of the intellect itself, but is rather only an “offspring light” which is “born” of it.)

More particularly, this may be further understood as follows:  In various places it is explained that the letter Aleph (א) represents the sefirah of Chochmah, as in the verse,[2] “A’Alephcha Chochmah – I shall teach you wisdom”.  (Chochmah is called a teacher since it is the aspect of the influencer relative to the aspect of Binah, which is the recipient of the wisdom etc.)  Now, as may be observed, the form and image of the letter Aleph (א) has a Yod (י) at its top, a Yod (י) at its the bottom, and the line of a Vav (ו) in its middle.  Now, the point of the Yod (י) which is above, is the aspect of Chochmah of Chochmah[3] which receives from the light of Keter (i.e. from the aspect of “the hidden wisdom – Chochmah Stima’ah” of Keter, i.e. Arich Anpin).  This is as stated, “Chochmah is found from nothing”.  This level is called “Pele – Wondrous” or “Pla’ot Chochmah – The Wonders of Chochmah”.  (The word “Pele – Wondrous” (פלא) is the reverse letters of “Aleph - Teach” (אלף).  This, then, is the aspect of the “brain” of the “father – Abba”.)  This is because the aspect of Chochmah of Chochmah is the most supernal aspect of Chochmah, and is like the aspect of Atzilut of Chochmah itself.  It is for this reason that it is called “Pele – Wondrous” (פלא).  In contrast, the lower Yod (י) is the aspect of Yesod of Abba (Chochmah) which influences below to Binah in an aspect of an intangible point of insight which becomes revealed in the depth of the comprehension (Omek HaMoosag) of Binah. 

(The letter Beit (ב) represents the aspect of Binah, as is explained regarding the letter Beit (בית) which is the first letter of the first word of the Torah, “Bereshit – In the Beginning” (בּראשית).  The point in the center of the letter Beit (בּ) of the word “Bereshit – In the Beginning” (בּראשית) represents the point of Chochmah which flashes into Binah.  This is because the letter Beit (בית), when spelled out, is the same as the word “Bayit – House” (בַּיִת).  As was previously mentioned, this union of the point of the insight of Chochmah within the comprehension of Binah is known as, “the point [of Chochmah] within the palace [of Binah] – Nekudah BeHechalah”.  This is also in accordance with the verse,[4] “A house (Bayit) is built with wisdom (Chochmah).”) 

Now, the line which is in the middle of the letter Aleph (א) represents the “six directions” (the emotions) of Chochmah, for it is similar to the letter Vav (ו) which has the numerical value of six.  Thus, we find that, as a whole, the form of the letter Aleph (א) represents Chochmah (Abba).  The Yod (י) on top is the aspect of Chochmah of Chochmah (i.e. the “brain” of the “father – Abba”), the Vav (ו) in the middle is the aspect of the “six directions” (The emotions of Chochmah), and the Yod (י) at the bottom is the aspect of the point of Yesod of Abba – Father (Chochmah) which influences down into Imma – Mother (Binah).

From the above it is understood that in Chochmah itself there are two aspects.  This is to say that there is Chochmah of Chochmah, which is the essential light of Chochmah itself.  This is the aspect of the upper Yud (י) of the letter Aleph (א), which refers to Chochmah of Abba as it receives from the aspect of “the hidden wisdom – Chochmah Stima’ah” of Arich Anpin.  In regard to this it states, “What (Ma”H) is his name and what (Ma”H) is his son’s name”.  More particularly, however, when this Chochmah of Chochmah itself comes to influence down to Binah, there issues forth a seminal drop or seminal flash of insight which comes to be revealed only through the constraints and measurement of the line of the Vav (ו) of the Aleph (א).  This is the aspect of the seminal point of the lower Yud (י) of the letter Aleph (א), which represents the aspect of Yesod of Abba – Father (i.e. Chochmah). 

We may now understand the particular explanation and meaning of the statement of the Rebbe in the following chapter that: “The emotions which are below Chochmah [intellect] are called “Yisrael Zoota – The Little Israel”, for they are in an aspect of immaturity.”  This refers to the aspect of how the emotions are included and concealed within the seminal drop and flash of insight which is below the main essence of the intellect of Chochmah of Chochmah and is only the aspect of the seminal flash of Yesod of Abba which spreads forth into Binah.  “[This is] because of the fact that they come [to be revealed] with the concealment and withdrawal of the main essence of the intellect.”  This is to say that the main essence of the intellect of Abba, which is the aspect of Chochmah of Chochmah, becomes withdrawn and concealed. 

“[All that is revealed] is what the external vessels of Netzach and Hod of Abba draw forth in order to give rise to and [for example] bring out an intellect for kindness (Chessed) and love, which is called “Chessed Zoota – The Little Kindness”.”  As previously explained, Netzach and Hod are the aspects of “the kidneys that give council” and determine exactly what to reveal and bring down to the recipient through the aspect of Yesod which mediates between the two and receives the limited influence etc.  (Allegorically, this is compared to the aspect of the two testicles of the father.)  Thus, we find that the actual essence of Chochmah of Abba is withdrawn and concealed, and only a limited and restrained influence of the seminal drop and flash of insight is sent forth into Imma – Mother (Binah of Atzilut).  (We have underlined the word “intellect” to emphasize that although we are speaking of the source of the emotions of Zeir Anpin, nevertheless, this flash of insight from Yesod of Abba (Chochmah) into Imma (Binah) is still pure intellect and not yet emotions at all.  Moreover, this seminal flash of insight is still considered to be an aspect of the “nothing (Ein)” of Chochmah, relative to the “something (Yesh)” of Binah, and is still the intangible depth of the comprehension.  (For example, the emotions as they exist in this seminal drop of Chochmah do not yet have a tangible explanation and reasoning, as explained previously regarding the matter of “Rav was silent”.)  Nonetheless, the birth and growth of the heartfelt emotions is compared to the conception, birth and developmental growth of a child, and just as the main essence of the child comes from the seminal drop of the father, so too, the main essence of the emotions is from this seminal flash of insight and perception, as will soon be explained at greater length.) 

“(Allegorically, this is like the seminal drop which is in the brain of the father etc.  Similarly, it states “What (Ma”H) is his son’s name” in reference to “Yisrael Zoota – The Little Israel” which is drawn from the seminal drop of Abba (The Father) [i.e. Chochmah] etc, as is known.)”  This is to say that there is a vast difference between how the seminal drop is, as it still is totally included in Chochmah of Chochmah which is “the brain - Moach” of “the father – Abba”, in contrast to how the seminal drop spreads forth from Yesod of Abba (Chochmah) to ultimately become the source of actual heartfelt emotions.  Thus, more particularly speaking, regarding these two aspects of the essential light of Abba (which is Chochmah of Chochmah) and the aspect of the point of the flash of insight (Yesod of Chochmah) which is the seminal drop which is “the son” (Zeir Anpin) it states, “What (Ma”H) is his name, and what (Ma”H) is his son’s name”.

Part Two

The explanation of all of the above, in addition to how the emotions are included in the seminal drop and flash of insight of Chochmah which then develop in Binah, may further be understood as follows:  It was previously explained that Chochmah is the aspect of intangible “nothingness” while Binah is the aspect of tangibility and “something-ness”.  This is because the influence of Chochmah is drawn forth like a flash of lightening from above to below, and is only the aspect of a point.  Afterwards, in Binah this point spreads out into a length and breadth, which is the length and breadth of the contemplation and comprehension, as was previously explained using the analogy of the length and width of a river (on the verse, “A river came out of Eden” etc.)  For this reason, the Yesod of Abba - Father (Chochmah) is an aspect of spreading forth from above to below, for it is the aspect of the flash of the point of insight which spreads forth from influencer (Chochmah) to recipient (Binah).  Binah is the aspect of the recipient of this influence, and is therefore called Imma – Mother.

Now, as explained in chapter twenty-six, the heartfelt emotions are born specifically out of a unification of Abba – Father (Chochmah) and Imma – Mother (Binah), i.e. when the influence of the light of Chochmah is drawn forth into the vessel of Yesod of Binah.  As mentioned in chapter thirty, this is analogous to the seminal drop, which certainly includes the entire form within itself, including all the particular limbs of the child which will be developed etc.  This is similar to the fact that if one examines a lima bean, he will find an entire tiny lima plant folded within it.  However, in the seminal drop, all of the limbs, literally from head to toe, are included there, but in a more spiritual and refined manner. At this point, if observed under a microscope, one will not see anything remotely resembling a tiny man. Nonetheless, everything is there in a very hidden fashion, encoded into the DNA etc.  This means that the seminal drop only contains the spiritual potentiality for each limb which will develop in the mother’s womb etc.  Moreover, the spiritual “organs” are so totally concealed there to the extent that we are not aware of their existence altogether. 

However, during the nine months of pregnancy, once the fetus begins to form in the mother’s womb, it progressively takes on more and more recognizable characteristics, though it is still concealed in the womb.  Moreover, although its state of existence is more recognizable than its state as a seminal drop, nonetheless, it still is concealed and totally dependant on its mother.  This is because a fetus only consumes whatever its mother consumes, as known. Even so, the extent of the concealment at this stage is not at all comparable to the extent of concealment and complete inclusion when it was a seminal drop, in which the organs only existed as spiritual potentialities and were completely hidden.

According to this analogy we may understand the birth of the emotions from the aspect of Yesod of Abba which was mentioned above.  In the seminal drop of Chochmah the emotions are in an aspect of great concealment, and their existence is not noticeable whatsoever.  This is not the case in regard to Binah, in which the existence of the emotions is felt to a much greater degree, although, even as they are in Binah they still are concealed, like a fetus in its mother’s womb.  As is clearly observable, there is an arousal of love and fear even in the brain of Binah.  This arousal is called “intellectual love and fear”, as is known.[5]  Although it is only an arousal of intellect alone, nevertheless, there is an aspect of emotions, such as the emotions of love etc.  However, it is totally included and one with the intellect itself, and is not felt to be an aspect of a “something” in and of itself. 

This is not the case, however, after the emotion is born “out of the womb” of Imma – the Mother (Binah).  Here, there is the birth of heartfelt emotions which come out completely revealed as totally felt emotions and indeed have an existence of their own, (as if they are) completely separate from the power of the intellect.  Nonetheless, even as the emotions are aroused as they are included in the intellect (of Binah) they are recognizable and felt as an existence of the aspect of emotions, and are, literally, according to how they will be afterwards, when they become revealed in the heart from their former state of concealment. 

However, as they are in Binah they still are concealed within the intellect.  This is, literally, like the analogy of a fetus which is in its mother’s womb. There, it does indeed have a recognizable and felt existence of its own, but is, nonetheless, concealed and included in the womb and is nourished solely by what the mother consumes etc.  (Likewise, the nine months of pregnancy correspond to the nine sefirot of the emotions of Zeir Anpin.)  In contrast, the aspect of the emotions which are included in the aspect of Chochmah, which transcends comprehension, do not possess a recognizable or felt existence as an emotion or arousal whatsoever, as of yet.  Of course, they most certainly and necessarily have an existence, even as they are in Chochmah, nonetheless, they are spiritual and refined without any noticeable existence whatsoever.  This is, literally, comparable to the fetus as it is concealed and included when it still is only a seminal drop etc.

(As previously mentioned, the first letter Heh (ה) of the tetragrammaton (the four letter name of G-d, Havayah) refers to the aspect of Binah.  Now, the letter Heh (ה) has a small leg which is in the form of a tiny Vav (ו).  The main body of the Heh (ה) is in the form of the letter Dalet (ד), which represents the aspect of spreading forth to a length and breadth.  This is the aspect of the length and breadth of the comprehension of Binah itself.  The small leg of the Heh (ה), which is in the form of a Vav (ו) (which has a numerical value of six) represents the aspect of the six emotions (of Zeir Anpin) as they are included within the “womb” of Imma (Binah).  However, at this stage of the emotions, they are only a “tiny Vav”, representing the smallness and immaturity of the emotions.  This is because as long as the emotions are concealed within Binah they are only like a fetus which is “folded over three within three, with its head between his knees” (i.e. in the “fetal position”).

This is in contrast to how the emotions are included in the aspect of Chochmah. As previously explained, Chochmah corresponds to the letter Yud (י) of the four letter name of G-d. The letter Yud (י) is like a point. The six emotions (and the aspect of Malchut) are included in the Yud (י) of Chochmah in a manner of total concealment. They are not observable in the Yud (י) itself, but are only implied. That is, when one spells out the implied letters of Yud (י) it is spelled Yud-Vav-Dalet (יו"ד). The letter Vav (ו) has a numerical value of six and corresponds to the aspect of the six emotional qualities of Zeir Anpin. (As will be explained later on in the book, the letter Dalet (ד) corresponds to the aspect of Malchut, which is called “Dal – Poor” (דל), as she has nothing of her own but only what she receives from the other Sefirot.) Thus, these aspects are included in Chochmah in a manner of total concealment.[6])

From all of the above we may now understand why it is that when the emotions of Zeir Anpin are still included in the aspect of Abba (Chochmah) it is considered to be a true “Inclusion – Hitkaleloot”.  In contrast, when they descend as a seminal flash to become developed in Imma (Binah) they are considered to be in a state of gestation, like a fetus in the womb of its mother, and are called an “Ubar – Fetus”.  This is the first state of the emotions, as they are still within the intellectual statures of Abba and Imma, before they are “born” as a “something” in and of themselves.[7]

Part Three

Let us now continue to explain the upcoming concepts of the chapter. The Rebbe states,  Now, from the aspect of NeHi”Y of Abba there is drawn forth into NeHi”Y of Imma, which is the aspect of the influencing and lowering of the comprehension and reasoning of this emotion of kindness.  From all of the above, this statement is self understood.  This is to say that as the emotions are included in Chochmah they do not yet have the existence of a “something”, in a way of explanation and reasoning, as in the above example of “Rav was silent”.  Rather, they are only the intellectual emotional leanings which come from the perception of the power to conceptualize itself, and really even higher, in the pleasure of the soul.  It is only afterwards, when this leaning of the perception of Chochmah becomes invested within the comprehension of Binah, that these leanings are given an actual existence with tangible comprehension and reasoning.

The Rebbe then states: However, the aspect of NeHi”Y of Imma is withdrawn during the birthing and revelation of the arousal of the attribute of love and the like, [of the heartfelt emotions].  The explanation of this may be understood as follows. From the analogy of a fetus in its mother’s womb it is understood that it already has a recognizable existence of its own, and is not totally one with the mother’s existence, as it was with the father, before impregnation.  That is, the mother is the “carrier” and “host” of the fetus, but its existence is not really her existence, as it was before it was emitted from the father.  However, since it is concealed in her womb and has not been born yet, it cannot be readily differentiated from her. Moreover, although it has its own existence, nonetheless, it is still completely dependant on the mother and “consumes only what she consumes”. 

Throughout the nine months of pregnancy it progressively develops until, when it is complete, it is prepared to come out.  At this point there are two reasons why the infant comes out of the womb and is born.  Firstly, the infant itself desires to come out. Secondly, the mother no longer can contain and carry the child, for it has grown beyond her capacity.  Hence, her body expels the baby and it becomes a completely independent individual, who exists in and of himself.

In the same fashion above, as the emotions are included in Imma (i.e. Binah), the brain of Binah is like the “carrier” or “host” for the seminal flash and perception of Chochmah.  Nevertheless, the brain of Binah develops it into a tangible concept that may be grasped and comprehended.  Because of this, as the initial concept is caused to grow, so are the emotions and their arousal within the intellect caused to grow.  An example of this is that when a person contemplates something depressing, his mind itself will become saddened (until afterwards, his heartfelt emotions will likewise respond with heartfelt feelings of depression).  Similarly, when he contemplates and dwells upon something joyful in his mind, his mind itself becomes aroused with joy (until he becomes aroused with joy in the heartfelt emotions of the heart).  This is because it is the comprehending brain of Binah which has the power to take the seminal point of the concept and develop it into tangible comprehension.  However, as is clearly observable, the more that one thinks about something in his brain of Binah, the more the matter expands and grows, and the emotional arousal of his thoughts and intellect likewise become expanded, until his mind no longer can contain the great arousal taking place in it. 

At this point the “infant”, i.e. the emotional arousal of the intellect has developed to the point that it no longer can be contained within the brain of the comprehension (since the emotions themselves are really not a matter of the comprehension altogether, but actually are of a higher order than comprehension. The comprehension merely causes them to grow, as explained above.  The comprehension merely develops the seminal emotions of love and fear etc.)  Therefore, at this point the intellect withdraws and expels the expanded emotions which it can contain no longer. 

Part Four

For, as is clearly observable, the reasoning and the intellect becomes shortened and withdrawn when there is an arousal of the [heartfelt] emotions.  The reason intellect and reasoning withdraw in order for the emotions to be born may be understood through the following explanation of the matter of “You shall see on the birthing stones” that the thighs become cold during the time of [labor] and birth:

The Torah relates how Pharaoh commanded the midwives to kill all Jewish male newborns.  The verse states,[8] “And he said, when you are assisting the Hebrew women at childbirth… and you see on the stones; if it is a son, you are to kill him, and if it is a daughter she shall live.”  The Talmud states regarding this,[9] “What are the stones to which the verse refers?  Rabbi Chanan said:  “Pharaoh gave over a great and dependable sign of imminent childbirth to the midwives.  He said to them, ‘When a woman kneels to give birth, her thighs become as cold as stones.’”  Etz Chaim[10]  explains that because the opening of the womb (Yesod) is very small, the child is not capable of coming out through it.  Thus, when the period of Ibur (the development of the fetus during pregnancy) is complete, the fetus has fully developed into an infant and it now is time for its birth, the spiritual light and vitality of the aspect of NeHi”Y (the thighs) of Imma (the mother) withdraws from its place, and arises into the body of the mother herself.  It is the withdrawal of this additional light and life force into the torso and womb of the mother which gives her the extra force and strength to give birth to the baby, so that it can exit her womb.[11]  However, because of the withdrawal of the light and life force from her thighs, they become as cold as stones.

Now, from this analogy of how childbirth takes place in human beings, we may understand the analogue.  The “thighs” of the “mother” refer to the aspect of NeHi”Y of Imma (Binah).  As mentioned above, the more one thinks about something in his brain of Binah, the more it expands and grows, and the emotional arousal of his thoughts and intellect concerning the matter become expanded, until his mind can no longer contain the great arousal taking place within it.  At this point the “infant”, i.e. the emotional arousal of the intellect, has been developed to the point that it can no longer be contained within the brain of comprehension.  At this point, the emotions must be “born”, i.e. expressed, and brought forth into the heart with actual heartfelt emotional arousal.  However, in order for the “child” (i.e. the heartfelt emotions) to be born, it is necessary for the intellect and reasoning to withdraw into itself.  It is for this reason that when one has an arousal of his heartfelt emotions, his intellect and reasoning withdraws. 

Because, the first NeHi”Y is withdrawn and a new NeHi”Y is drawn forth.  That is, the aspects of NeHi”Y (i.e. the “thighs”) of the comprehension of Binah (i.e. the “mother”) are withdrawn in order to give rise to a heartfelt emotional arousal.  Only afterwards does the intellect give forth a new NeHi”Y in order to develop the child (as will soon be explained). If the intellect would not initially withdraw it would be impossible for an arousal of heartfelt emotions to take place.[12]  From all of the above we can clearly understand the particular explanation of how Zeir Anpin, the stature of the heartfelt emotions of the world of Atzilut, is born out of Abba (i.e. Chochmah) and Imma (i.e. Binah) of the world of Atzilut - Emanation.

(However, the difference between the analogy and the analogue is clearly understood.  In the analogy, the father, mother and infant are three separate entities and individuals.  In contrast, in the analogue, Abba (i.e. the stature of Chochmah), Imma (i.e. the stature of Binah, and Zeir Anpin (i.e. the stature of the emotions) are all one single entity and being.[13]  This is similar to the fact that in a human being, his wisdom is one with his essence, his understanding is one with his essence, and his emotions are one with his essence.  Likewise, Abba of the world of Atzilut is one with the Essence of G-d, Imma of the world of Atzilut is one with the Essence of G-d, and Zeir Anpin of the world of Atzilut is one with the Essence of G-d, as previously explained at length. 

Moreover, there is another difference between the analogy and the analogue in that when a human mother gives birth, she loses that which was concealed in her.  In contrast, when the emotions are born out of Binah comprehension, in truth there is no actual loss in Binah itself.  The intellect merely recedes.  Clearly, [through Hitbonenut] the same emotion may be brought forth again from Binah (Contemplation) afterwards, so there is no actual loss.)

Part Five

Now, after all of the above explanations regarding the “birth” of Zeir Anpin, (The heartfelt emotions of Atzilut), we may now continue to understand of the various levels of the “maturation” of Zeir Anpin itself, once in is “born”.  In the analogy, a physical child is initially born small and then undergoes different stages of maturation until he reaches his most complete state of maturity.  Likewise, when the emotions are initially born out of the comprehension, they are brought forth in a completely “immature” state of being, because of the Tzimtzum-lessening between the intellect and the heartfelt emotions (i.e. the “Meitzar HaGaron – the narrow of the neck”).  At this point, there is almost a total withdrawal of the intellect, similar to a newborn infant who lacks almost all intellect.  Afterwards, however, the emotions slowly develop until, [finally], they reach a complete state of development, in which the light of the intellect radiates to a great degree within the emotions. 

This may be understood as follows:  When the emotions are in an aspect of a “fetus – Ibbur” within the womb of the “mother - Imma” (Binah), they are only in an aspect of “three within three etc”.  That is, the “head” of ChaBa”D (The intellect) is within ChaGa”T (The emotion), and ChaGa”T is within NeHi”Y (The gut emotion).  This is like the fetus in its mother’s womb. It is in the fetal position, folded over with its head is between its knees.  Likewise, at this stage all that is revealed of the emotions is the aspect of NeHi”Y, which is called the “natural” [or instinctual] (Mootba) aspect of the emotions.  That is, the natural character of the child already exists even as it still is in its mother’s womb.  This means that a kind and giving person’s nature was already embedded in him at the very start of his inception and while he was being formed in the womb. 

Afterwards, when he is born and begins to grow, these natural tendencies and emotions grow with him as well, in accordance to the growth and development of his intellect and reasoning.  This is because the intellect and reasoning invests within them in a much more expansive manner than their original capacity, when they were first formed.  We can clearly observe that when a person has a personality trait in his youth, this trait is very small and undeveloped compared to how it later develops as his intellect expands and develops. 

An example of this is someone who is a spendthrift in his youth.  As he grows and his intellect radiates to a greater degree, this characteristic and natural trait will grow and develop to a far greater degree than its original state when he was but a small child.  This is because the intellect which vests within the emotion expands it, causing it to grow.  As we can see, when a child is born, over time his emotions and characteristics slowly but surely grow, but only in accordance to the growth of his intellect.  This is the meaning of the verse, (Proverbs 12:8) “According to his wisdom shall a man be praiseworthy”.  This, then, is what is called “Mochin D’Yenika – the Brains of Suckling”, which is the development of the natural character of the emotions (NeHi”Y – Mootba), according to the intellect.

However, this growth is still only an aspect of “Immature Brains” (Mochin D’Katnoot), and is not at all within the category of “Mature Brains” (Mochin D’Gadloot).  This is because although the emotions are expanded according to the growth of the intellect, nevertheless, the intellect is invested in them only in a very greatly concealed manner.  That is, to the eye, all that can be seen is the natural arousal of the emotions (just as when he was a child).  The only difference is that now this character trait has become magnified to a greater degree than when he was an infant.  Nevertheless, the intellect is completely and totally concealed.  In the above example of a person who by nature is a spendthrift, it is the very same trait, but on a larger scale.  Concealed within it, in its innermost depth, is the radiance of the intellect which causes it to grow and spread.  Nevertheless, it still exists entirely as an emotional arousal, rather than an intellect one, except that now it is a bigger and greater expression of this same emotional trait.

However, this is not the case in regard to the aspect of the “Mature Brains” (Mochin D’Gadloot) of Zeir Anpin.  This is when the emotions actually undergo a profound change of existence and actually exist as intellect.  This is brought about by a complete revelation of the intellect and reasoning within the emotions of the heart.  Moreover, here, the intellect completely dominates the emotions (rather than vice versa), to the point that there is no felt awareness of the arousal of the natural emotions, whatsoever.  Rather, there is a complete arousal and excitement of the intellect only, whereas the arousal of his heartfelt emotions (although this indeed takes place) is totally sublimated to and included in the intellectual arousal. Therefore, it does not exist as something separate and apart from it.  This is similar to the matter of the intellectual arousal (explained in Kuntrus HaHitpaalut and in Part Three of ‘The Knowledge of G-d’).[14]  We, therefore, find that through the revelation of “Mature Brains”, the state of the heartfelt emotions is actually transformed into intellectual existence. The effect of this is that it actually enhances and expands the intellect itself.  At this stage of development, each of the sefirot of the emotions also includes ten complete sefirot. 

Furthermore, we find that, in effect, this is the opposite of the aspect of the “Brains of Suckling” (Mochin D’Yenikah), in which the intellect is completely concealed and consumed by the heartfelt emotions and causes them to grow and expand slowly.  In contrast, the aspect of “Mature Brains” (Mochin D’Gadlut), is rather, the emotions which are concealed and consumed by the intellect until they themselves take on an existence of intellect and expand it, to the point that the emotions themselves become transformed to exist as intellect.  This is the main difference between the aspects of the immature brains of “suckling” (Mochin D’Yenikah) and the mature brains (Mochin D’Gadlut).

From all of the above we may now understand that in Zeir Anpin of Atzilut there also is the aspect of the immature brains (Mochin D’Katnoot) which are called “Brains of Suckling” (Mochin D’Yenikah).  This is when the emotional sefirot of Zeir Anpin grow according to the influence they receive from the intellectual sefirot of Abba (Chochmah) and Imma (Binah) of Atzilut, which vests within them in a concealed manner.  (This is the aspect of the six mundane days of Creation, as explained in chapter twenty six.)

(As mentioned previously, the aspect of Ibbur – Pregnancy, is actually lower than this, for there is no true consciousness or awareness of reality altogether.  Rather, this state of Ibbur – Pregnancy is similar to the state of exile (Galut) which is called “sleep”, as previously explained.  During this time the emotions of Atzilut are in their lowest and most immature state of “three within three”, in which only the very lowest level of the natural emotions are revealed (NeHi”Y of NeHi”Y, which is called Mootba – the natural responses (Instinct).  In chapter thirty this sleep state is explained at length).

In contrast, there is the aspect of “Mature Brains” (Mochin D’Gadloot) of Zeir Anpin of Atzilut.  This is to say that each of the emotional sefirot of Zeir Anpin includes ten sefirot, and the aspect of ChaBa”D (the intellectual aspect – Mooskal) of each emotion comes into revelation and overpowers the felt emotional arousal (Moorgash – ChaGa”T) and the natural character of the emotions (Mootba – NeHi”Y).  This causes the emotional sefirot of Zeir Anpin to be transformed into intellect, as explained above.  (This is the aspect of the seventh day of Shabbat, as explained in chapter twenty six.)  This is when the entire light of Abba (Chochmah) becomes revealed and radiates within the “six directions” of Zeir Anpin, as stated, “What (Ma”H) is his name, and what (Ma”H) is his son’s name”.  That is, the aspect of the Koach Ma”H of Chochmah (which is the complete sublimation to the depth of the intellectual subject matter) radiates within the aspect of Zeir Anpin, which is called Ma”H.

Part Six

We must now understand the difference between the inclusion of the emotions within Chochmah and the enclothement of Chochmah within the emotions.  We must also understand the difference between the development which comes from Imma (Binah), which is called “Gadloot Rishon D’Imma – the first maturation of Imma”, and the difference between “Gadloot Sheni D’Abba – the second maturation of Abba (Chochmah)”.

It was previously explained that as the “child” (i.e. the emotions) is originally included in the “father” (i.e. Abba or Chochmah) it exists there as part and parcel of intellect and Chochmah, rather than actual emotions altogether.  For example, the aspect of Chessed (Kindness) of Chochmah is the intellectual leaning and pull of Chochmah towards kindness.  This, literally, is an intellectual power and not an emotion at all.  For the primary quality here is that of Chochmah and, therefore, the emotions included in Chochmah, also exist as Chochmah, literally. 

Now, it is further understood from all that was previously stated that it is specifically in the light of Abba (Chochmah) that there is a complete inclusion of the emotions.  This is not the case, however, when the emotions are included in the light of Imma (Binah).  This is because as the emotions are included in Binah they do not have an actual transformation of their existence, as occurs in Chochmah.  Rather, they have their own existence and state of being as emotions, except that they are still concealed within the comprehension of Binah, as a fetus in its mother’s womb. However, while they are in the comprehension of Binah, this causes them to grow, like a fetus “who eats what his mother eats”, for, as was previously understood from the above, the main difference between “the brains of suckling” (Mochin D’Yenikah) and “the mature brains” (Mochin D’Gadloot) is that, during the period of “suckling” it is only the nature and characteristics of the emotions which are caused to grow because of the investment of the intellect within them in a concealed manner. 

This is similar to a child who suckles from his mother’s milk and thereby grows.  Likewise, although the emotions become more developed, they are still the very same emotions, except that they are expanded and enlarged to spread forth to a greater degree, as previously explained.  This may also be compared to a tree which grows when watered.  Although it grows, nonetheless, it exists as the very same tree, and its state of being is not transformed, whatsoever, through its development except that now it is bigger.  Likewise, in this state of development of the heartfelt emotions there is no transformation of the nature of the emotions at all, even when they grow due to the influence of the intellect of Binah, which is concealed within them.  The intellect of Binah which vests within the emotions does not cause them to be changed from a state of being of emotions to a state of being of intellect, but rather, it merely expands the emotions, as emotions. 

However, this is not the case in regard to “the mature brains” (Gadloot HaMochin) of the light of Abba (Chochmah) which vest within the emotions during a state of maturity. It does indeed transform the very nature of the emotions causing them to actually become included as part and parcel of the intellect, even expanding the intellect rather than the emotions.  (Nonetheless, this does not detract from the existence of the emotions and the development and growth that they first received from the brain of Imma (Binah), as will be explained.)

(The reason that Chochmah and Binah each influence the emotions differently is because of the difference in the manner of how the emotions were originally included in them.  While the emotions were included in Chochmah they were included there literally as one with the intellect of Chochmah itself, and did not have any recognizable or noticeable existence as emotions whatsoever.  That is, as they were in Chochmah they had the existence of Chochmah itself, like the seminal drop as it is still included in the brain of the father.  There the child has no recognizable existence whatsoever.  Therefore, when the light of Chochmah radiates into the emotions, the state of being of the emotions actually takes on a transformation to become one with the intellect and actually expand the intellect. 

In contrast, the way the emotions were included in Binah, they already had some kind of recognizable existence, like a fetus in its mother’s womb.  Moreover, the existence of the fetus is not actually one with the mother’s existence, in the same way as it was with the father.  This is because the mother is the host and carrier of the seminal drop of the father, but not its originator.  Rather, she develops the fetus and its nature and character which it received from the father.  Thus, when the intellect of Binah becomes invested within the emotions it causes the emotions to develop and expand, but not to undergo a change of being in them. 

Moreover, even during the growth and expansion of the arousal of the emotions as it comes from Binah, the intellect is completely concealed and hidden.  This is not the case with the aforementioned radiance and investment of Chochmah into the heartfelt emotions. There, they actually have a change in their state of being to become intellect and expand the intellect and comprehension.)

Part Seven

We must now understand the difference between how the emotions are originally included in the light of Abba (which is called “Hitkalleloot – Inclusion”), and how the light of Abba vests within the fully developed emotions (which is called “Hitlabshoot – Investment”), since, in both circumstances the emotions undergo a transformation of their state of being to become actual intellect, according to the light of Abba (Chochmah).  In order to understand this, however, we must first understand the general difference between the concept of “Hitkalleloot – Inclusion” and “Hitlabshoot – Enclothement”.

The aspect of “Inclusion – Hitkalleloot” is that something is totally included and sublimated, just as a secondary matter is totally sublimated to the primary matter.  An example of this is the Talmudic statement “Included in two hundred is one hundred”, and the like.  A further example is that it is like the letters of the intellect, as they are included in the essence of the power to conceptualize itself, wherein they do not appear to have any existence in and of themselves at all.  This is because, while a person is delving into the depths of Chochmah, the letters of intellect are totally sublimated, secondary to, and included in the essential being of the intellect itself, as is clearly observable.  The same is true of the aspect of the emotions as they are included in Chochmah. 

For example, the intellectual leaning towards kindness is totally included and sublimated to the essential light of the intellect itself, to the point that it does not appear to have any existence of its own, whatsoever.  This being the case, it is understood that as the emotions exist included in the light of Abba (Chochmah), they are in the ultimate state of smallness and “immaturity”.  This is not because of a Tzimtzum or a lessening of the light of the emotions, but simply because they are considered as being nothing in comparison to the primary essence of the intellect itself.  Thus, the emotions as they are included in Chochmah are in their smallest state, to the point that, for all practical purposes, they cannot be considered to even exist.

Such is not the case, however, once the emotions have been developed and “born” out of the womb of the “mother – Imma” (Binah), and during the period of “Suckling – Yenikah” which causes them to grow and expand etc.  At this point it is the opposite of the above, and the emotions are in their main state of being, in that they exist and are revealed.  Therefore, in the state of “Gadloot – Maturity”, although the light of Abba (Chochmah) radiates within them with great intensity and radiance to the point that the very nature of the emotions becomes transformed into an intellectual nature and they even have an effect on the intellect to expand it, nevertheless, in their full development and spreading forth, the emotions still retain their own existence.  The only difference is that now the light of the intellect is invested in them. 

However, this investment of the intellect within the emotions is not similar to the aforementioned aspect of inclusion (Hitkalleloot). This is because “Investment – Hitlabshoot” means that the intellect completely vests within the emotions and conducts them according to intellect alone, so much so, that they become completely united with it as one.  This is to say that the arousal and excitement of the intellect becomes one with the arousal and excitement of the emotions (which is not the case in regard to the aspect of Yenika – Suckling, in which the arousal of the emotions is separate and apart from the intellect since the intellect is completely concealed.)  However, in regard to the Investment (Hitlabshoot) of the state of Maturity (Gadloot), it is not that the emotions become totally nullified and sublimated out of existence relative to the intellect, as it is in regard to the aspect of the inclusion (Hitkalleloot) of the emotions within Chochmah.

This, then, is the difference between the aspect of the inclusion of the emotions within the light of Abba (Chochmah), and the aspect of the investment of the light of Abba (Chochmah) into the emotions.

(As previously explained, the statement, “What (Ma”H) is his name, and what (Ma”H) is his son’s name” refers to when the aspect of the light (Ma”H) of Abba (Chochmah) radiates within Zeir Anpin, which is called “his son”.[15]  This statement applies, however, whether we are speaking of the aspect of the inclusion (Hitkalleloot) of Zeir Anpin (the emotions) within Abba (Chochmah) or whether we are speaking of the investment of Abba (Chochmah) within Zeir Anpin (the emotions).)

From all of the above it is understood that there is a vast difference between how the emotions are totally included within Chochmah and how the light of Chochmah vests within the emotions in their most developed state.  For example, there is a vast difference between the intellectual leaning towards kindness (which is purely intellectual), and the aspect of the great arousal of the heartfelt emotion of love and kindness which is unified with the intellect to the point that it is actually one with the intellectual arousal, rather than separate from it (as previously explained). 

This is because in the latter “mature” state of the emotions, a complete transformation of its state of being does not take place. In other words, it itself is not actual intellect.  Rather, it is like the relationship of a horse and a rider, in which the horse can carry the rider a much further distance, in a shorter amount of time, than would be possible if the rider had to walk by himself.  However, the horse only goes where the rider directs it.  Similarly, in the mature state of arousal, the emotions are as one with the intellect, like the relationship between a horse and rider.  Moreover, on this level, the arousal of the emotions actually expands the intellect and takes the person much deeper into his intellectual delving and comprehension (as known in regard to the fourth level of arousal, explained in Kuntrus HaHitpa’alut and Part Three  of “The Knowledge of G-d”.)  This will suffice those of understanding.

Part Eight

From all of the above we now clearly see that there are three general states in the development of the heartfelt emotions until they reach their most complete state with the full investment of the Light of Abba into the emotions of Zeir Anpin (which is called “Gadloot HaMochin – Mature Brains”). 

The first state of the emotions is the “fetal” state of Ibbur-Pregnancy, in which the emotions receive their natural composition within the intellect. 

The second state of the emotions is after the emotions are born and the natural composition of the emotions is developed according to the hidden radiance of the intellect.  This second state is called Yenikah – Suckling, in which the emotions “suckle” intellect from the “mother”, i.e. from the comprehension and intellect of Imma (Binah). 

The third state of the emotions comes after the nature of the emotions is fully developed in its completeness, and the light of Abba vests within the emotions, as explained above at length.  This state is called Mochin – Intellect, and is the aspect of how the emotions are in their complete state, in which the light of Chochmah fully radiates within them, and their arousal is not at all separate from the intellectual arousal.[16]

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Thus, the first general category, which is the lowest general state of emotional arousal, is as it is detached from the intellect and subject of his contemplation and comprehension. 

The second general level and category is as the emotions do indeed receive a revealed revelation of intellect and are indeed aroused directly by the subject that he contemplates, however, when his emotions are aroused by the intellect, the reasoning and comprehension is, nonetheless, withdrawn and concealed.  This is because his arousal is only from the aspect of the Tamtzit – the “Therefore” which results from his contemplation and comprehension. 

The third general level of arousal of the emotions is when the emotional arousal is not detached from his contemplation, but on the contrary is one with it.  In this state his contemplation and comprehension does not become withdrawn by the arousal of heartfelt emotions, but rather, is expanded through the arousal of his heart.  This comes about because he comprehends into the Omek HaMoosag – The intangible depth of the comprehension, which comes from the Koach Ma”H of Chochmah, in which his heart is totally sublimated to his mind, just as a horse is totally sublimated to its rider, as previously explained at length.

From all of the above we can now understand the two general states of Zeir Anpin which are called Yaakov and Yisrael:   

Yaakov refers to the immature state of the emotions as they are separate from the arousal of the intellect (in which case the revelation of the intellect is withdrawn and diminished because the arousal of the heart overpowers the intellect). 

In contrast, Yisrael refers to the mature state of the emotions when the light of Chochmah is vested within them (in which case the nature of the emotions is ruled by the intellect, and the intellect overpowers the arousal of the heart).  This will now be further explained and elucidated in chapter thirty-four.

End of Introduction to Chapter Thirty-Four

[1] Proverbs 30:4
[2] Job 33:33
[3] It is explained in various places that the upper point of the Aleph includes all three upper sefirot of Chochmah, which are Keter, Chochmah and Binah of Chochmah.  (See Biurei Zohar of the Tzemach Tzedek, Parshat Balak - chapter 10 (p.532).)
[4] Proverbs 24:3
[5]  See Kuntres HaHitpa’alut (A Tract on Divine Ecstasy) and Part 3 of “The Knowledge of G-d”.
[6]  See Biurei Zohar of the Tzemach Tzedek, Vol.2, Balak pg.1001
[7] See chapter thirty-four of Likutei Biurim from R’ Hillel of Paritch.  Also see Biurei Zohar from the Tzemach Tzedek, Parshat Balak p. 530-533.  Also see Biurei Zohar from the Mittler Rebbe (Rabbi Dov Ber of Lubavitch), Parshat Balak, Ma’amar “Ki M’Rosh Tzurim Arenu” p.103a.  Also see Pardes Rimonim, Shaar 23, Chapter 1, (section on “Adam”).  See also Etz Chaim, Shaar 20, Chapter 3, (and Shaar 17, Chapter 2.
[8] Exodus 1:16
[9] Sota 11b
[10] See Etz Chaim, Heichal Z”A, Shaar HaMochin, Chapter 3.
[11] It is explained there that this additional life force and vitality within the torso (Tiferet) of the mother serves a third function as well.  That is, it causes the milk to begin to flow after childbirth so that the child can begin its second stage of maturation which is called “Yenikah – Suckling”, as will be explained later.
[12] It is for this reason that when one is having an intense emotional arousal, like anger, one cannot tell him anything at all to calm him down.  This is because his intellect has withd

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