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UPDATED AUGUST 21 2014
Last week we learned that it is essential to conduct oneself in a holy manner during sexual relations as by it’s nature will be conceived such and such a soul and it will be given. When one gives birth to a child they bring down the soul and a part of their own soul joins with that child’s soul as a “garment” to it.
Now lets continue with the text of the Tanya :
Each of these three aspects and levels, Nefesh, Ruach and Neshamah, consists of ten aspects corresponding to the Ten Supernal Sefirot from where they descend. The sefirot are of 2 aspects 3 mothers and 7 doubles It is explained the 3 mothers are “Chochmah” (wisdom-creativity), “Binah” (understanding) and “Dat” (knowledge) and the seven doubles are powers of the “seven days of Creation”: Chesed (“kindness”), Gevurah (“severity”), Tiferet (“beauty”), and so on, the other four being: Netzach (“endurance”), Hod (“splendor”), Yesod (“foundation”), and Malchut (“royalty”). So, too, the human soul ; is of two aspects. The intellect includes three intellectual powers Chochmah (wisdom-creativity), Binah (understanding) and Daat (Knowledge), while the seven lower sefirot are energy of the emotional powers of one’s soul allowing one to achieve the : love of God, dread and awe of Him, glorification of Him, and so forth. The first 3 sefirot called “mothers” are the source of the lower sefirot called 7 doubles.
Nefesh, Ruach and Neshamah are levels Levels of the Soul- In the Bible in its original language “Hebrew” the Soul is called by 5 names.
The Nefesh (animal soul), is the lowest level of them all. It is common in all living things.
The Ruach is the Emotional soul- called “spirit” .
The Neshamah ( Divine intellectual Soul) it is the LIGHT OF DIVINE UNDERSTANDING.
The Chayah is the soul of creativity
The Yachidah is the highest level, at this level all souls are unified. It shall be this level the Messiah shall attain.
The 10 Sefirot are Powers of Divine emanation
Keter – · The first and highest of the ten sefirot. Keter means “crown” and is the link between the finite world we inhabit and the infinite world of Ein Sof. In the stages of creation, Keter is the stage in which material reality begins to come into existence. Keter is associated with God’s head and appears at the top of the Tree of Life. The herb “Tzari” (Balsam) the Chief Spice of Temple incense, Transcendence, strengthening of will power, absolute pleasure, It is the Source. Divine Will and delight, Above the head and brain, Blinding White Light. Planet: Neptune or Pluto.
Chochmah – · The second of the ten sefirot. Chochmah means “wisdom.” In the stages of creation, Chochmah represents the beginning of thought. It involves creative inspiration. The herb Costus (Koshti), revelation and flashes of inspiration, planet :Uranus
Binah – · Binah means “understanding” it is powers of reasoning, intellect. Binah is the faculty of the intellect whose function it is to analyze and evalute the insight of chochmah, Herb Cinnamon Bark (Kalufah),Planet: Saturn
Dat- Knowledge, Herb Frankincense (Levonah)
Chesed – · Chesed, the fourth sefirah, represents love, giving, or mercy. In the stages of creation, Chesed heralds the beginning of emotional energy. Chesed is also identified with the Biblical character Abraham, the patriarch. Herb Myrrh (Mur) , Planet: Jupiter
Gevurah – · Gevurah is sometimes also called “Din”, and means “judgment.” It is the power of discipline and restriction. It is often associated with Isaac, Abraham’s son. Herb Cassia ,Planet: Mars
Tiferet – · The sixth sefirah, Tiferet represents beauty and balance. It is the mediator of Gevurah and Chesed, Tiferet balances mercy and judgment. Tiferet is often linked to the biblical character Jacob, who fathered the twelve tribes of Israel. Herb Spikenard (Shebolet Naird), Planet: Sun
Netzach – · The seventh sefirah, Netzach stands for limitless energy, great quantity, endurance, and victory. Netzach is often associated with the biblical character Moses. Herb Safron or Tumeric (Karkum), Planet: Venus
Hod – · The eighth sefirah, Hod represents contained energy that which is clearly defined. It is very specific flow. It is the quality of the Divine abundance while Netzach as said before is quantity of flow. Hod is often associated with Aaron, the first high priest in the Bible. Herb Cinnamon ,Planet: Mercury
Yesod – · The ninth sefirah, serves as the mediator of Netzach and Hod. The biblical character associated with Yesod is Joseph, Jacob’s son. The influence of astrology happens at this level. Herb Clove (Tziporen),
Malchut – means “kingdom” and is the tenth and final sefirah. It is also called the Shekhinah which is associated with God’s presence as it is revealed. There is not a sefirah that has permission to bring forth blessing and to give sustenance to the lower realms except through the daughter of seven (MALCHUT). There is no permission granted to a prophet or a wise man to know any supernal knowledge except through Her.
Galbanum (Chelbana) Planet: Earth
The first 3 sefirot are called the 3 mothers they are the source of the other seven Sefirot. The 3 sefirot called mothers are powers of intellect of the soul. The seven “doubles” are sefirot of the emotional attributes of the soul. These sefirot manifest in a twofold manner being of flow or restriction of the flow of each of these 7 sefirot’s particular quality,.so they are called 7 doubles. There are 7 “double” letters are vessels for transmitting of the energy of these 7 sefirot. These letters are called the 7 doubles :
Each of these 7 letters has 2 ways of pronunciation, 2 different sounds depending on if it has a “degash” (dot) in the letter.
אמ ” ש
are vessels for transmitting of the energy of the 3 upper sefirot.. These letters are called “the 3 mothers”. This teaching we are looking at here is based on the teaching of our father Abraham from his book “Sefer Yetzera” (the Book of Formation).
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