298. ZEIR ANPIN, WHO IS THE SECRET OF THE SUPERNAL RIVER, comes down AND BESTOWS THE MOCHIN UPON MALCHUT, and turns her into a great sea, as it is written: "All the rivers run into the sea; yet the sea is not full" (Kohelet 1:7). She, MALCHUT, gathers everything and absorbs it inside herself, as it is written: "I am the tulip of the Sharon; the lily of the valleys" (Shir Hashirim 2:1). Only the place close by the great sea is called Sharon, as it absorbs all the waters of the world, discharging and absorbing THEM. And one shines by the other in well-known ways. It is then written of them: "Through wisdom is a house (Heb. bayit) built." To this alludes Bet in Beresheet. Nevertheless, the great upper house is the habitation of the world. BOTH THE SUPERNAL HOUSE, BINAH, AND THE LOWER HOUSE, WHICH IS MALCHUT, WERE BUILT THROUGH CHOCHMAH. The unattributed 'king' alludes to MALCHUT, the lower house.