Here is from the Kamarna Rebbe, :
All 10 sefirot of Dat (Z”a) are included in Abba and Imma, because the Chassadim return above to give Dat in Keter Chuchmah and Bina. Now this is difficult as the lights there are much greater. But all the parzufim dress this one in that. They return because they are closed and dress in the Yesod of Tevuna, as they need to go out completely sweetened. They return in secret of the returning light to Keter Chuchmah and Bina. They are not able to descend and enter (Z”a) because n”h of Aba and Ima are Chuchmah and Bina (Z”a). From their zivug goes out Dat (Z”a). It returns spreading out above in Keter Chuchmah and Bina.. In the secret of being a garment to them outside. This is the idea of the Chassidim Grow dat.
The Rav continues to explain that this sweetening of Chassidim and the growing of Dat happens on 4 levels with zivug of chuchmah and Bina of Aba for the soul level Chayah., with zivug of chuchmah and Bina of Ima for the Nashama and the 3rd level is with zivug of chuchmah and Bina of Dat itself for the Ruach.
This seems to be explaining a unusual thing we find mentioned about the rising of Chassidim, when we usually talk about the Givurot rising up (sparks)
It is so pleasant to lay down and look up through the leaf roof of the Succah and see the stars !
Blessed is GOD that we have made it again to the Holy festival of Succot, a time auspicious for revelation of our righteous Messiah may he come quickly because the mercy of GOD is great !
GOD commands us to dwell in a Succah so that we can remember our exodus from Egypt. Remembering the “great hand” and the “out stretched arm” of great revelation by which GOD took us out of Egypt. The Succah also teaches us of the wasteful unnecessary nature of materialism. As during Succot we dwell in Succot as our ancestors did in the desert after leaving Egypt. They lived simply and had all that they needed. Such simple living allows the mind to be free to dwell on spiritual concerns. Such living can be compared to the manna in the desert. To some it tasted tastless or bad, to others it tasted as what ever they wanted to eat. It all depends on the way one looks at things. Many sages have went on self imposed exiles, To the extreme of Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochi Who dwelled in the cave for 13 years and reached the greatest height of Holiness.
In a sense a Succah is as ones personal mishcon משכן (tabernacle) משכן is Gematria 410 equals קודש Holy. The Succah is a very Holy place.
Indeed, the word Succah itself teaches us this. The word Succah (spelled Samekh Vav Kaf Hey) has the same numerical value of the two holy Names of G-d, YHVH (26) and ADONAI (65). YHVH represents G-d’s hidden supernatural power and the Name ADONAI represents the Divine natural power. The word Succah also is numerically equal to the term (HaElohim, G-d), as in the statement that we recite at the end of Yom Kippur prayers HaShem Hu HaElohim (HaShem, He is G-d). “He is G-d” is the Succah. YHVH/ADONAI is the Succah. G-d is the Succah and we are commanded to dwell within “Him” for the week. The Name of G-d used in the creation story is ELOHIM. The numerical value of this Name is 86, the same as the Hebrew term for “nature” (HaTeva). G-d is the author of nature, of the natural order. He created humanity and placed us to live in a Garden, not in a concrete jungle. G-d’s Name is often represented by the Hebrew letter Hey, the last of the four letters of YHVH. Add the numerical value of this letter Hey (5) to HaTeva (nature) and to ELOHIM (G-d) and again we arrive at the numerical value of Succah.
In parsha Shemini we are told that for 7 days the mishcon was dedicated and on the 8th day the presence of GOD was revealed. This is similar to on Succot we dwell in a Succah for 7 days and the 8th day is Smini Atzeret, a day of closeness. Or as the Ramba’n, peace unto him, said Smini Atzeret is “a day of binding together all emanations”.
Pesach is concidered our festival while Succot is said to be GOD’s. This reflects the idea that on Succot the arousal of Spiritual interaction is from below (by our Divine Service). Succah is a celebration of “real joy” from the spiritual gain of Ellul, Rosh Hashanah and Yom kipporim. It is the time to celebrate the blessing of our harvest physically and spiritually. It is an opportunity for us to experience our new spiritual garments. One does not really know how nice a garment is until it is worn.
The Ramba’m warns us that one’s arrogance, Honor of themselves or haughtiness can, Heaven forbid, prevent one from truly rejoicing to the fullest extent, becouse of this such a person is a sinner and a fool. Such must certainly be avoided as the main service of succah is to rejoice, especially on Simchat Torah. Just let go of your inhibitions.
Succah is a time of great joy for all mankind as on Succah in the Bait HaMigdash (Holy Temple) offerings are brought on behalf of not only Yisrael but for all 70 of the nations. Its written in the Prophets that after the Messiah comes even the nations will celebrate the festival of Succah. Succah is a time of bringing all mankind together returning to GOD. As Rabbi Nachman of Bresslov teaches that by shaking of the arba minim (Etrog Lulav Hadas Arovot) the nations become humbled and return to GOD. This service of waiving the arba minim is so powerful and important that the sages enacted that we should waive the arba minim all the days of the festival after the Bait HaMigdash was destroyed, even if they were only waved the first day in the Bait HaMigdash.
Rabbi Moshe Chyim Lazzato Teaches that by grasping the life force that flows within the Etrog (citron) that is closed with in Malchut of Asiyah (which is as grasping the whole world in your hand). You can also grasp the Nakavah, malchut of Atzilut (all potential will of GOD that is yet to be revealed). Through one’s Kavanah (intent) they can draw down new revelation from Arich of Atzilut (the source of revelation of Divine will) in to this world revealing what did not exist before.
The Bahir Teaches that a Succah is filled with Chuchmah (Divine Creative power- inspiration). It is this Chuchmah that gives us new understandings directing us to closer levels in the service of GOD, guiding us to greater revelation. It is further explained that the Scoch of the roof of the Succah is Netzauch (quanitity) and Hod (quality). According to the Quality and Quantity of our Divine service the Divine light is revealed throught the Scoch (roofing material) filling the Succah. GOD has left it up to us to illuminate the world we live in being a “light to the nations”. Letting them understand through our actions that everything we do is directed towards attaining life’s goal of unification with GOD by removing the dross of impurity that is brought on by nourishing the klipot (other side) in our thought speech and action. So that there can be more open revelation of GOD’s will in this world. Filling the Succah with light, as GOD’s voice would fill the משכן (tabernacle). Directing us immediately to Fulfill GOD’s will in this world with the arrival of our righteous quickly in our days.
Chassadim (powers of God’s giving are dat (knowledge) of Z”a (source of our ruach-emotional soul). The Chassadim are called “stomim” (closed) above the chest of Z’a are covered in the Yesod (gate way of Divine energy) of Imma (source of our Nashama-Divine soul of intellect). The Yesod of Imma is as a tent of “succah”.1
1Mhl p.5,sulam on zohar Chadash Vetchanon p.5
Filed under: A"k, chassidim and givurot, Divine names, mesach, Nakavah, parzufim, Zeir Anpin
UPDATED AUGUST 28 2014
To get the most out of the Spiritual path taught here one needs to begin with the writings under the category called “The Guide”. The teachings there make a vessel so that one’s soul can ascend, and work with the meditative practices taught here. From learning “The Guide” one will become familiar with the terms also that are necessary to access this wisdom. So Enjoy and Grow !
Go ahead and learn !
This is the really high concealed stuff. Sorry that I can not bring it down more now. Meditate on its words and feel the light, even if you don’t understand. In the the time to come, in the future world you will.
From Yosher of A”k went our many lights going out from the ears,nose, mouth. Lights of the mouth of A”k are called “olam Akudim” (Malchut A”k). These are the lights of “yosher” alone, they do not have a aspect of “Iggulim”. There are lights from the eyes of A”k called “Akudim” these do have aspects of “Yosher” and “Iggulim”. These lights stand from the back of A”k until the feet and are called Nh”y (A”k). Light of the eyes of A”k is Chuchmah its ע”ב of A”k, but at the feet its Nh”y from chuchmah of (A”k)1 A”k is one יהו”ה , its brain י is ע”ב. Its ה is the ear of A”k and reaches till the feet, it is ס”ג. The ו is מ”ה and goes out of the forehead of Ak. The final ה is ב”ן and is “Nikudim”.2 The light of the eyes of A”k is revealed in the world of “nikudim” which is from the Belly of A”k and below. At the belly is מ”ה of A’k this is the ג”ר of Nikudim. ב”ן of A”k is the 6 corners of Nikudim. Then this light is channeled through the 8 dikna of the beard. The vessels that broke were from the eyes of A”k.3 Rabbi Shalom Sharrabi teaches that The “kav Yashar” dresses in Chuchmah and Binna of A’k through the parzufim. Including all parzufim until Malchut of Atzilut. Where there is made a מסך (screen-filter) that forms Atik of Bria. All parzufim of Bria receive from Binna of A’k, and Binna of Atzilut. This is Binna possessing in the Thrown. The lights decend throught the Parzufim dressing until Malchut of Bria where there is made a 2nd מסך. Z’a of A’k, Atzilut and Bria decend through the מסך to make Atik of Yetzera and all 5 parzufim of Yetzera. A 3rd מסך is made from Malchut of A’k, Atzilut , Bria, Yetzera. Through this מסך decends the 7 lower lights of Malchut of Yetzera which makes Atik of Asiyah and all 5 parzufim of Asiyah. This is the idea of Malchut possessing in a אופן .4
The “mesach” (screen) separating Yetzirah and Asiyah acts as a veil separating Asiyah from the light of Yetzirah allowing only a certain quantity and quality of light to descend. This screen is the malchut of that world of Yetzirah. That malchut is called the dalet, and is the significance of the dalet of the word for echad.
All 5 Parzufim of Atzilut is only the aspect of “6 corners” compared to A’k, being all from מ”ה of A’k and below (Atzilut is from the yichud of Abba and Imma of A”k, it is Z”a of A”k) . The 5 parzufim of A”k draw light of Ayn Soff for the parzufim of Atzilut.The Ayn sof illuminates until the first 3 sefirot of Yesoi”t. ה”אל יהו”ה is Arich Abba and Imma. Zu”n rises by tikun in Abba and Imma in By”a parzuf in parzuf. After tikun by Abba and Imma Zu’n rises to tikun in Arich. By this way is made all purifications until reaching their place in A”k. The 5 parzufim of Atzilut then can receive flow from ע”ב of A’k, this is called revelation of “mochin” called “chayah”. This is when the Nashamot of Saddekem rise up to the belly of Arich of Atzilut. The ruach can rise to Nakavah of Atzilut, and the Nefesh rises up to Briah. The parzuf of Nakavah called Rachel begins in the back of the chest of Z’a where there stands the conclusion of the Yesod of Imma in Z’a. 5 Chassadim spread in Z’a from the Yesod of Imma which is at his chest to below, as there is the place of revealed Chassadim. From here its possible for the Chitzon to seize so its called “Atz dat”(This is the yesod of imma at the chest of Z”a-Atz Dat). Chassadim are dat of Z”a.
Filed under: Angels, chassidim and givurot, Divine names, Divine service, Speech of the Heart, Yichus-relation to names
Yaakov Abuchitzera teaches the main thing of
“Avoda” (Divine service) is to join Chassadim (God’s forces of giving) to givurot (forces of shaping) to sweeten them. To have the
“Yetzer tov” (good inclination) dominate the “yetzer
Hora” Evil inclination). Know this and take it to
your heart. The Shechinah is the source
of the 5 givurot which are not sweetened until Z’a (source
of the emotional soul) illuminates 5 Chassadim.1
The main purpose of creation is so that
Yisreal can serve God with their hearts
souls and money, and there will be
delight. Sons of faith who arrouse good and dont hold back their money wrongly
as they know God will give them
more. They set blessings in motion and blessings are set likewise before them. Know blessings
those revealed and those concealed are from מהותו (Divine essense). Love will
arise in thought and by the contraction
the “tzimzum” (contraction) of the light of
thought a place is made for God to
create the world. God attaches a good
thought to action. Everything you thought of
for the sake of your master He fulfills
through you. You will not go from him
forever, but will remain in His image
in everything. You will be concieled from
men in the time of exile. In the
future the world will be fortified by
the arousing of delight from the Nashamot
of Yisrael. “Tzimzum” is from the central point, which is the source of
will. Causing love in Yisrael.
Pushing on the flesh to set limits. The
essence of “Tzizum” is first made only
in thought. The main thing in the
continual creation of the world is the
setting of restraints to flow, limits, and
the love which motivates the flesh. A
supernal love is recognized only from
thought, and is called speech in the heart.2
Rabbi Moshe Deleone teaches that the main
pupose of man in this world is to
fix great things above, and to draw
upon himself supernal flow.3
This flow is given to the world
according to the sparks raised and the
elevation of the worlds such as on
Shabot. It should be noted that when we
talk of the elevation of worlds we are
referring only to the vessels not the עצמות (essence of lights) that are called
The elevation revelation to the soul in
rising sparks and the supernal light
illuminating each accordingly so allowing one
to rise to the supernal palaces above,
palace by palace as there descends light by way of the sefirot. Illuminating the
palace “lavanot Ha Safir”, each person
receiving light according to their merit.
Which is also according to each person’s
“yichus”(relationship). Rabbi Moshe Cordevero
in Sher Kuma explains “yichus”as one’s
personal relationship to the sefirot. There
are two levels of yichus. That which is
revealed, this is the advice of the
king. The second aspect is his providence.
This is revealed to each according to
his comprehension. Yichus is closeness to
divine attributes as one’s own or distance
heaven forbid. The seal of “yichus” is
teferet which is balance upon bina divine understanding and chuchma divine creativity
inspiration. As the “yichus” to physical
desires are replaced with spiritual desires.
The “yichus” to physicality disappears from
our eyes as “yichus” to spiritual
attributes of malchut, ones actions, with
chuchmah and bina consume us. The
illumination of “yichus” of a sadeek (holy man) is
from above. He rules over the forms
that are below his point of “yichus”
through the name elokim, “hvyh” rules in
elokim changing providence.One who achieves the
understanding that God is one, and there
is no other. He can force corporeality
upon the angels, and send them to do
his will. Providence “hagana” is directed
through “sachel Nifradim” (angels) and
through these are directed spiritual powers
that are divine will which are made of thought involved in creation of the world
(such as Divine names ). All things of
(general) “Nahagot” (Divine guidance) are called Atzilut
(world of emanation). It is the Way of God Blessed is his
name and his desire to Guide his worlds
through man. So that God will be
known and recognized by his works. God
blessed is his name makes signs so that
man will know from them knowledge of God, and believe in emunah
(faith). According to the Divine names worked is his work.
All this is called Olam Atzilut. All Changes are not in God, but are according to the recieving vessel.
Nothing is mentioned more times in the Zohar than how important it is to rise at midnight and study the Torah. This is said and repeated over and over again. Get up out of bed in the middle of the the night learn the secrets and find out why !
Whenever the Torah is studied at night a thread of hidden light descends and plays upon them who are involved in their learning (at midnight). The cloud moshe entered on Sinai was from the primordial light. It is the light of chassadim, Hashem’s power of giving producing fulfillment of commandments and their result.1 Moshe dressed within the holiness of a cloud of this light wearing it as a garment. By this he was able to change his flesh from physical to spiritual in nature. enabling him to handle more light.2 Moshe entered a cloud which was the angel Michia’l. Its written “He founded darkness around him ערפל and ענן (cloud) ”. These are Chesed and Givurah of Atik.3 The rainbow in the cloud gave moshe’s soul its garment. So it could go up to the mountain, and through this garment he could see the sites and feast there.4 In flesh is “Ofanim”. To the East “Chayot” to the west. To the south is image of Man, it is the Chayah of Chuchmah. And Sarafim (north).5 The cloud acts as a barrier and as a garment. The light of the cloud is sweetened from the joy of the nefesh, and strengthened by divine service.6 There are 2 clouds the one moshe entered and stayed in on Sinai for 40 days. It is Malchut. The other cloud was upon the “mishcon”, this one Moshe could not enter. It was Bina.7 A cloud decended and pushed aside spirits from adam.8 Our world has a spiritual source thats fine and brilliantly shines, but the world is ruled by evil.9 After the first day of creation this light was never fully manifest again, but it does renew daily the works of creation. As it is written ” He builds the world with chuchmah”.10 This is chuchmah of the left from imma as said before. Rabbi Ashlag teaches on the Zohar that the light of the day is chassadim. Chuchmah is the secret of 1000. Chassidim are the aspect of 100.11
Filed under: 13 Tikuney Dikna, beard, chassidim and givurot, Divine essence, divine thought, Meshach, nanhaga-Divine guidance, sadakah-charity, tzizum, voice-קול
The main purpose of creation is to serve Hashem (God) with our hearts souls and money, and there will be
delight. Sons of faith who arrouse good and don’t hold back their money wrongly
as they know Hashem will give them more. They set blessings in motion and blessings are set likewise before them. Know blessings those revealed and those concealed are from מהותו(Divine essense). Love will arise in thought and by the contraction the “tzimzum” of the light of thought a place is made for Hashem to create the world. The world is always being created. Hashem attaches a good thought to action. Everything you thought of for the sake of your master He fulfills through you. You will not go from him forever, but will remain in His image in everything. You will be concealed from men in the time of exile. In the future the world will be fortified by the arousing of delight from the Nashamot (souls) of Yisrael. “Tzimzum” is from the central point, which is the source of Divine will. Causing love in Yisrael. Pushing on the flesh to set limits. The essence of “Tzizum” is first made only in thought. The main thing in the continual creation of the world is the setting of restraints to flow, limits, and the love which motivates the flesh. A supernal love is recognized only from thought, and is called אמרה(speech) in the heart.1 At times chassadim (forces of Gods Giving) descend from above. Then it is possible to clean out the chitzonim (other side), the enemy from there. They decend dressing in givurah and zimzum. By this is completed his kindness to a man by his actions measure for measure. By this there is separated from him all inequity.1
How is this “tzizum” (contraction of Light) manifest ?
In the beginning and every moment. Water (Torah-creative light) goes out through holes in the “mesach” (screen-filter) of “tzizum” (contraction of Light) to create and sustain the world. It states ” Ruach Elokim moves on the face of the waters” This is refering to “ruach Elokim” going out of tzimzum בwhich is called “thum” (The depth) and reaching until near the “mesach” of “tzimzum א” called “bohu”. Then tzimzum בincludes tzimzum אwithin itself. This Ruach revealed through tzizum ב is called קול(voice).The pillar of ruling of the “mesach” of “tzimzum א” is called Malchut and אפר(dust ).1
On a more personal level. There are 2 aspects to hair, of the head and beard. There are allusions to “Nanhaga” (Divine guidance) upon a man seen in his face and the hair of his beard. In his beard is 13 “signs” illuding to the 13 “tikuney dikna” (conduits of light). There are Names of א”ל in the Peot. There are Names א”ל in the seventh “tikun” (rectification) of the beard, which is the two cheeks, known as “ two holy apples” There are the 370 lights that shine from the face of Arich Anpin, corresponding to the two “miloy” (spelled out) Names א”ל there. In the beard descends nourishment from the brain.
The light that flows from the beard in the hairs is called “mazel”,
because it drips drop by drop.
From one’s hair can be known something of their thoughts. All these things are greatly hidden. It all comes from Keter in hidden in “tzimzum” below.
Filed under: Chasmal, chassidim and givurot, chayot, clouds, keter, kings of Edom, klippah, Nothingness-ayn, olam tikun, Tohu and Vohu, tzizum, water | Tags: Edom, kings. tohu, tikun
UPDATED DEC 29
The kings of who ruled the land of Edom express the energy of the world of Tohu. The order of creation that preceded the rectified order of Tikun. In that world the sefirot could not interact with each other. They were excessivey severity judgemental and selfcentered. By exhibiting these qualities a individual regresses to this level, before the level of “tikun” (fixing) was brought into the world, which enables humans to attain great levels of Closeness to God.
According to judgements of the left light is concealed. From The stones in the Thum (depth) goes out water which is Chassadim (force of Hashem’s giving). Concerning this water King Salomon writes “many waters will not satisfy love (song of songs 8:7). One can never give enough for this love.1 This water goes out through holes in the “mesach” (screen-filter) of “tzizum” (contraction) to sustain the world. It states ” Ruach Elokim moves on the face of the waters” (the sages say this “ruach” is Machiach). ” Ruach Elokim moves on the face of the waters” The magid of Koznitz says the waters referred to here are Torah. The stones within “Tohu” of “bohu” are Nh’y (quantity quality and way of revelation) of Binna (Divine Understanding). They put out water into the “thum” which is the Yesod (gate way of energy). Placed upon “kav tohu” is stones of “Bohu”. The הוא of תהו is the “klipa” (force of concealment) of the אגוז (nut), this is the outer klippah, it is green. Within this “klipa” is “Bohu” it is stones of מפולמות (wonder). From which goes out water. Ruach is the voice resting on bohu. It grasps and guides it as is needed. This is “The voice of יהו”ה is on hte waters” (Psalm 24:3). “Ruach אלהי”ם is on the face of the waters”. “Face of the waters” is these stones sunk in the “thum”. It is called this as waters go out of these stones. Tohu is under שד”י , Bohu צבאות and is called רעש, darkness אלהי”ם, Ruach is יהו”ה.1 “יהו”ה spoke to you face to face out of the midst of fire” which was sent forth by wind and water. The fire, wind and water all came from the shofar. It contained them all.1 It is Noga that surrounds the crown (Yesod) within which is מ “ל which is essence of “chasmal” (parzuf בשר -flesh of atzilut). This is the aspect of “atz Dat tov” of Atzilut. “This Chasmal” is “chayot” of consuming fire. 2 “makiffim” on the head of Z’a called ל ” מ of צל”ם (Netzauch and Hod, Yesod is penimi). There are 7 “makiffim” to Z’a. These are drawn with great force. The 7 “makiffim of Z’a are the aspect of מ “ל of צל”ם (6 corners of Imma). מ”ל Of חשמל is gematria 70 being 70 names. It is the ע of ערפל (cloud of thick darkness). This cloud is the energy of fire and the angel גבריא”ל. It is source of Chasmal. ערפל also siezes in the yesod of water which is מיכא”ל. ׂערפל is Givurot of Atik. (Botzina Kardanita)1
In the Pre Atz Chyim we are told that the Ar’i and Chyim Vital took a boat to myriam’s well and drank the water there and received “Ruach ha Kodesh”.
If the ה (malchut) is not in its proper place (behavior not a vessel for blessing), then blessings only spill over. As a cut sideways cannot hold water. Rabbi Nuchunyah ben Hakana in safer HaKanah says that as a poor man can always ask for water, you can ask Hashem for אין which is “Keter Elyon”. This is asking for blessing from the Ayn sof which is the atribute of Ketter called אין . One seeking this blessing will never be turned away.1