9. That SUPERNAL point, WHICH IS ARICH ANPIN, sowed inside the chamber - WHICH IS YISRAEL-SABA AND TEVUNAH - the secret of the three vowels: Cholam, Shuruk and Chirik. So they are combined into one secret, a Voice that emerges from the joining OF THE THREE VOWELS. When THE VOICE came forth, its female counterpart came with it. She included all the letters as it is written: "the heaven" (Beresheet 1:1); that is, the voice and its Female principle. This voice, which is THE SECRET OF the heaven, is the last NAME OF Eheyeh, which is the brightness that contains all the letters and colors in this manner.
67. The waters MENTIONED IN THE VERSE flow from above, from the upper Hei OF THE YUD HEI VAV HEI, WHICH IS YISRAEL-SABA AND TEVUNAH. THE WORDS "under the heaven" ALLUDE TO small Vav, WHICH IS YESOD OF ZEIR ANPIN. ZEIR ANPIN IS CALLED GREAT VAV, WHILE HIS YESOD IS CALLED SMALL VAV. Therefore, WHEN the letter Vav IS PRONOUNCED, TWO VAV'S ARE HEARD. The first one is heaven, NAMELY ZEIR ANPIN, and the second one is under the heaven, NAMELY YESOD OF ZEIR ANPIN. AFTER THE MOCHIN ARE DRAWN FROM THE UPPER HEI - WHICH IS BINAH - DOWN UNDER THE HEAVEN - WHICH IS YESOD OF ZEIR ANPIN - IT IS WRITTEN: "And let the dry land appear" (Ibid.). This is the lower Hei - NAMELY MALCHUT, THE FEMALE PRINCIPLE OF ZEIR ANPIN - BECAUSE ONLY SHE WAS REVEALED AS DRY LAND, WHILE ALL THE OTHER GRADES WERE HIDDEN. From within that last GRADE, REFERRING TO THE LOWER HEI, MALCHUT, THAT LIGHT that was concealed was heard AND REVEALED.
108. The chamber - NAMELY, ABA AND IMA - which covers the concealed point, WHICH IS ARICH ANPIN, is a light that has no limits. THIS MEANS THAT THE LIGHT OF THE CHAMBER IS ALSO UNKNOWN AND INCONCEIVABLE. Nevertheless, it is not as pure and subtle as the light of the primal point, ARICH ANPIN, which is hidden and concealed. This chamber issues forth an expansion of the primal light, AS IT IS WRITTEN: "AND ELOHIM SAID, 'LET THERE BE LIGHT'; AND THERE WAS LIGHT" (BERESHEET 1:3). This expansion, YISRAEL-SABA AND TEVUNAH, is a covering for that pure and subtle chamber - NAMELY, ABA AND IMA - which is more internal THAN YISRAEL-SABA AND TEVUNAH.
109. From here on YISRAEL-SABA AND TEVUNAH, expanded each one within the other and became enclothed by each other until ALL THE GRADES enclothed one another. One was the inner part and the other the outer layer. Though one is a garment IN RELATION TO WHAT IS ABOVE IT, it has also become the inner aspect of another grade - A GRADE THAT IS BELOW IT. SO ABA AND IMA, WHICH ARE CONSIDERED A GARMENT FOR ARICH ANPIN, BECAME THE INNER PART AND INTERNAL ASPECT OF YISRAEL - SABA AND TEVUNAH. THUS, YISRAEL-SABA AND TEVUNAH, WHICH FORM A GARMENT FOR ABA AND IMA, BECAME THE INNER PART FOR ZEIR ANPIN. THUS, ZEIR ANPIN - WHICH IS A GARMENT FOR YISRAEL-SABA AND TEVUNAH - BECAME THE INNER PART FOR HIS FEMALE PRINCIPLE. The same thing occurred below IN THE LOWER WORLDS OF BRIYAH, YETZIRAH AND ASIYAH. THE FEMALE PRINCIPLE OF ATZILUT IS ENCLOTHED WITHIN BRIYAH, AND BRIYAH WITHIN YETZIRAH AND YETZIRAH WITHIN ASIYAH. ACCORDINGLY, THE NESHAMAH IN A MAN IS ENCLOTHED WITHIN THE RUACH AND THE RUACH WITHIN THE NEFESH AND THE PHYSICAL BODY. In this image, the human being exists in this world with an inner part and an outer shell, which correspond to a spirit and a body. All this is for the perfection of the world.
307. The secret of all this lies in the letter Bet OF THE WORD BERESHEET, WHICH ALLUDES TO BINAH. IT IS CALLED BET, WHICH HAS A NUMERICAL VALUE OF TWO, BECAUSE there are two worlds IN BINAH - ABA AND IMA, CALLED THE UPPER WORLD, AND YISRAEL-SABA AND TEVUNAH, CALLED THE LOWER WORLD. They created worlds, THE UPPER WORLD OF BINAH - WHICH created the upper world OF ZEIR ANPIN AND HIS FEMALE PRINCIPLE - and THE LOWER WORLD OF BINAH, WHICH created the lower world. Each corresponds to the other, and both created heaven and earth. ?This is why the letter Bet signifies that there are two worlds IN BINAH. The one produced two worlds, and the other produced two worlds. They all CAME FORTH by the power of the supernal Beginning, WHICH IS BINAH, RETURNING? TO THE HEAD OF ARICH ANPIN, WHICH IS CALLED THE SUPERNAL BEGINNING.
336. The phrase: "shall the rings be" refers to the upper rings - MEANING CHESED, GVURAH AND TIFERET - WHICH ARE ABOVE THE CHEST OF ZEIR ANPIN and cling to one another. WATER, FIRE AND WIND CORRESPOND TO CHESED, GVURAH AND TIFERET OF ZEIR ANPIN. WHEN THEY RECEIVE THE MOCHIN, THEY ARE COMBINED ONE WITH THE OTHER. Water - WHICH IS CHESED - is included with wind - WHICH IS TIFERET - wind with fire, WHICH IS GVURAH, and fire with water. They combine together, and issue the one from the other like rings. All the rings reach that border (closure), WHICH IS THE SECRET OF YISRAEL-SABA AND TEVUNAH, where they reach for the supernal river that waters them. THAT IS THE SECRET OF THE RIVER THAT COMES OUT OF EDEN, WHICH IS THE SECRET OF YISRAEL-SABA AND TEVUNAH. And they cling to it.
413. It opened the gate of the East, from which the light emerged to shine throughout the world. And the South, WHICH IS THE SECRET OF THE RIGHT AND CHESED, revealed the force of the illumination it had inherited at the head, THAT IS, YISRAEL-SABA AND TEVUNAH, and was strengthened by the East. The East, WHICH IS ZEIR ANPIN, overtook the North and IT REVEALED IN ITSELF THE ILLUMINATION OF THE LEFT THAT IT DREW FROM YISRAEL-SABA AND TEVUNAH. The North was thus aroused, expanded WITHIN ZEIR ANPIN, and called to the West, WHICH IS THE FEMALE PRINCIPLE OF ZEIR ANPIN, with much force to come closer and join it. Then the West, WHICH IS THE FEMALE PRINCIPLE, rose up and united with the North. Afterward, the South - WHICH IS THE RIGHT AND CHESED - held onto the West, THE FEMALE PRINCIPLE. And the South and the North became the fences that surrounded the garden. Then the East, ZEIR ANPIN, mated with the West, THE FEMALE PRINCIPLE, and the West rejoiced and asked everybody, saying: "Let us make man in our image, after our likeness." Let him comprise the four winds - SOUTH, NORTH, EAST AND WEST - above and below, NAMELY THE SIX EXTREMITIES. Then the East, ZEIR ANPIN, cleaved to the West, THE FEMALE PRINCIPLE, and produced THE SOUL OF ADAM. This is what we have learned. The first man came out from the soil of the Temple, NAMELY FROM THE FEMALE PRINCIPLE OF ZEIR ANPIN, WHICH IS CALLED 'THE TEMPLE.'