Ha'azinu: Chapter 24
Aba and Ima, which are Chochmah and Binah
Synopsis

Rabbi Shimon tells the other rabbis that Atika Kadisha established everything as male and female, and that when Chochmah emerged and shone it shone only as male and female; Chochmah is a father and Binah a mother. When they joined they gave birth to Zeir Anpin and Malchut, and thus faith spread. Rabbi Shimon talks about the river that flows and that is called the World to Come, saying that this is the Eden of the righteous who will merit life in the World to Come. He now says explicitly what he has only hinted at throughout his life - that the Holy Name includes everything: it includes Chochmah, Binah, Zeir Anpin and Malchut. We also learn how Solomon interprets the two descriptions of the female - "my love" and "my bride" in Shir Hashirim - that are Ima and Malchut. Rabbi Shimon talks about the endless flow that emerges to the Garden that is Malchut. In another context he says that Binah is father, mother and son.