Filed under: Divine essence, Divine providence, Divine service, meditation, Nashama, palaces of the upper worlds, tzizum
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Yaakov Abuchitzera teaches the main thing of “Divine service” is to have the “good inclination” dominate the “evil inclination”. Know this and take it to your heart.1 The main purpose of creation is to serve God with your heart soul and money, and there will be delight. Sons of faith who arouse good and don’t 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 “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 (upper level of Soul, Divine intellect). “Tzimzum” (contraction) is from the central point, which is the source of will. Causing love and pushing on the flesh to set limits (raising even our bodies abilities). The essence of “Tzizum” (contraction) 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 אמירה (speech) in the heart.2 Rabbi Moshe Deleone teaches that the main purpose 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 (the Sabbath). 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 “nashamot” (highest soul powers-they are a part of God and to Him is no change).4 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 (Divine emanations that bring all into existence). Illuminating the palace “lavanot Ha Safir” (Saphire Stone-this is the first dwelling place in the upper world)), each person receiving light according to their merit. Which is also according to each person’s “yichus” (relationship-closeness).
Rabbi Moshe Cordevero in Sher Kuma explains “yichus” (relationship-closeness). As one’s personal relationship to the sefirot. There are two levels of yichus (relationship-closeness). 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 (relationship-closeness) 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 (the Shechinah (Divine presence), ones actions, with chuchmah (divine creativity inspiration) and bina (divine understanding) consume us. The illumination of “yichus” (relationship-closeness) of a righteous person is from above. He rules over the forms that are below his point of “yichus” through the name Elohi”m (God in Nature), “Yhv”h” (Supernatural forces-Director of providence) 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” (Divine guidance) 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 (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-aroused by divine creativity inspiration). 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. To recieve flow is רצון (will), and the general aspect of all vessels.5 God eminates 10 sefirot. He is always united in them.6 The vessels are arranged according to the structure that is needed in the world for proper “nanhaga” (Divine guidance) . “Nanhagot” (powers of Divine guidance) are divided and called according to divine names in the 10 sefirot of Bria, Yetzera and Asiyah (worlds of the animal, emotional and soul of Divine intellect). In analogy this is called the world that (knowledge of) shatters the Ears. 7 There are 3 vessels to every sefira, and to each parzuf (sources of emanation of the soul levels). These correspond to the Nefesh, Ruach and Nashama (animal, emotional and soul of Divine intellect).8 It is possible to change Divine will to another different Divine will . Or one flow for a new better flow as is needed of the sefirot, so that works can be accomplished. The Ayn-Sof (infinateness of God) dresses in the sefirot. This is the Kavana (intent) of Tefilla (prayer-meditation). God shines his glory in the sefirot guiding personal ability, providence, livelihood, healing, atonement. All is from Him.9 One must זקף (straighten up by raising) from problems,discomfort. The main purpose of Tefilla (prayer-meditation) is to fix צער (problems,discomfort ) above caused below.10
Rav Nachunya ben Hakana teaches to make all your “tivot” (strong desires) to the honor of God for the sake of the tikun (refinement-repair) of your soul. Cleave in the כבוד(Glory) of God, this is the Shechinah (Divine presence). Give כבוד (Glory) to God give to Him thanks and remembrance. These then go out to the אויר (air) of the world. To gain aditional “Kidusha” (Holiness), and possess a supernal Nashama (soul of Divine intellect) this is enjoined into the hands of man. Words of Chuchmah (divine creativity inspiration) make tikun (refinement-fixing) to the hands, which is where energy flows. He may contemplate what he wants. The hidden knowledge that was given only by power of knowledge of the holy names. Becouse of the (spiritual) places where they call out divine names and are exacting in their learning and do “yichud” (unification meditations) below, there is also occupation with אורייתא (torah) above. All joining below is according to the יחוד (unification) above. Make things such below so that there will be arroused the same above.11