80. In the book of Agadah of Rav Yeba Saba we learned why Vav Dalet are included within Yud. AND HE EXPLAINS, this planting of the Garden, WHICH IS ZEIR ANPIN, is called Vav. There is another Garden called Dalet. From this Vav, WHICH IS ZEIR ANPIN, Dalet is watered, WHICH IS MALCHUT. This is the secret of the words, "And a river went out of Eden to water the garden." Eden is supernal Chochmah, which is Yud. "To water the garden" refers to Vav, WHICH IS ZEIR ANPIN; "and from thence it was parted, and branched into four streams" (Ibid.) refers to Dalet, NAMELY MALCHUT. All that is included in Yud.
93. In the book of Agadah we studied, "Hashem is an El of knowledge (Heb. de'ot)." Do not pronounce 'de'ot' but 'edut (Eng. 'testimony'),' for it bears testimony about everything, the testimony of two portions, WHICH MEANS IT INCLUDES WITHIN IT CHOCHMAH AND BINAH, WHICH ARE TWO PORTIONS, as it is written, "For He established a testimony in Jacob" (Tehilim 78:5), SINCE ZEIR ANPIN CALLED JACOB IS THE SECRET OF DA'AT THAT INCORPORATES CHOCHMAH AND BINAH. And though it has been explained differently in Safra Detzniuta (the CONCEALED Book), THAT CIRCUMCISION IS CALLED TESTIMONY, IT IS NOT IN THE CONCEALED BOOK IN OUR POSSESSION, BUT THEY HAD KABBALAH BOOKS THAT THEY CALLED SO. There, where it belongs THE EXPLANATION is complete, and ALSO here everything is correct. Everything should be EXPLAINED IN THE TEXT by concealing the matter BY HINTS.
177. HE ASKS, What is a watcher (Heb. ir)? HE ANSWERS, In the book of Agadah HE EXPLAINED that it is like in the words, "become your enemy (Heb. ar)" (I Shmuel 28:16). For Judgments rouse against those who are not beloved above, which is why those that arouse TO PUNISH are THEIR enemies, AND ARE CALLED 'WATCHERS.' Nevertheless, PUNISHMENT IS DECREED in two ways, with Mercy or with Judgment. They are therefore called a watcher (enemy) and a holy one, Judgment and Mercy, NAMELY, "THIS MATTER IS BY THE DECREE OF THE WATCHERS, AND THE SENTENCE BY THE WORDS OF THE HOLY ONES," WHERE A WATCHER ALLUDES TO JUDGMENT AND HOLY ONES TO MERCY.