162. THE TWO APPLES OF the face OF ZEIR ANPIN ARE like two spice offerings, WHICH EMIT GOOD FRAGRANCE, THE SECRET OF THE ILLUMINATION OF CHOCHMAH FROM BELOW UPWARDS CALLED FRAGRANCE, AND THE SECRET MEANING OF, "A MAN'S WISDOM MAKES HIS FACE TO SHINE" (KOHELET 8:1). It is evidence of what I said ABOUT ABA AND IMA, for the WHOLE testimony OF READING THE FACE depends on it, ON THE FACE; yet evidence depends on the whole FACIAL EXPRESSION, THAT IS, ON THE FOREHEAD AND THE NOSE, AS HAS BEEN SAID THAT ONE TESTIFIES HE SAW A PERSON'S FACE ONLY WITH THE NOSE. But the two spice offerings, which are white and red, testify about Aba and Ima. They testify about the inheritance he received FROM ABA AND IMA and about his holding on to them. In our B'raita we explained the many differences between white and red, YET NEVERTHELESS they are included IN ZEIR ANPIN together on the white side, THAT IS, UNDER THE POWER OF WHITE, WHICH IS CHESED.
163. WHEN THE FACE OF ZEIR ANPIN shines in white, THAT IS, WITH CHESED, from Atika, the white in it, WHICH IS CHESED, covers the red in it, THE SECRET OF CHOCHMAH OF THE LEFT, and everything is illuminated. Then it is written, "Hashem make His face shine upon you" (Bemidbar 6:25). When wicked people multiply and Judgments are suspended over the world, there is shutting off everywhere, THAT IS, ALL LIGHTS ARE SHUT AND DO NOT SHINE, and the red expands throughout the face, WHICH IS JUDGMENT, and covers the white, WHICH IS MERCY, and then everything is in a state of Judgment. Then it is written, "The face of Hashem is against those who do evil" (Tehilim 34:17). Everything depends on it and hence THE FACE indicates everything.
164. There are many ANGELS with shields waiting for those FACIAL colors, WHITE AND RED, expecting those colors. When the colors shine, all the worlds are joyful. When the white shines, everything assumes this color THAT IS CHESED and when the red appears everything assumes that color THAT IS JUDGMENT.