89. HE ASKS, What is this inheritance ZEIR ANPIN RECEIVES FROM ABA AND IMA, AND HE ANSWERS, It is his father and mother's inheritance, WHICH IS THEIR CHOCHMAH AND BINAH, and the two crowns hidden therein, which they bequeathed to that son, NAMELY THE TWO PARTS OF DA'AT THAT JOINS ABA AND IMA, SINCE ZEIR ANPIN INHERITS ALL THREE PARTS, CHOCHMAH, BINAH AND DA'AT FROM ABA AND IMA. For from his father's side a crown called Chesed was hidden within DA'AT and from his mother's side a crown called Gvurah. And all are crowned on the head OF ZEIR ANPIN and He holds to them. When Aba and Ima shine on Him BY MEANS OF THE INHERITANCE OF CHOCHMAH AND BINAH AND THE TWO PARTS OF DA'AT, they are all called the head Tefilin, THE SECRET OF THE FOUR PARAGRAPHS, SINCE THE INHERITANCE OF CHOCHMAH AND BINAH ARE, "SANCTIFY TO ME ALL THE FIRSTBORN (HEB. KADESH LI)" (SHEMOT 13:2), AND "AND IT SHALL BE, WHEN HASHEM YOUR ELOHIM SHALL BRING YOU (HEB. VEHAYAH KI YEVIACHA)" (DEVARIM 6:10); AND THE TWO PARTS OF DA'AT ARE, "HEAR O YISRAEL (HEB. SH'MA YISRAEL)" (DEVARIM 6:4), AND "AND IT SHALL COME TO PASS, IF YOU HEARKEN (HEB. VEHAYAH IM SHAMO'A)." And this son takes and inherits everything, and it spreads within Him throughout the body. This son, ZEIR ANPIN, gives to the daughter, MALCHUT, who is fed from Him. In any case IT IS UNDERSTOOD from this that the son inherits rather than the daughter; the son inherits His father and mother, not the daughter, and the daughter is nourished by Him, as said ABOUT THE TREE THAT ALLUDES TO ZEIR ANPIN, "and on it was food for all" (Daniel 4:18).
90. These father and mother are included in and unite with each other, and Aba is more hidden THAN IMA. Everything is attached to Atika Kadisha, THAT IS, THE CONCEALED BRAIN, coming from the precious Mazal, which is most precious, SINCE THEY DO NOT RECEIVE STRAIGHT FROM ATIKA KADISHA BUT THROUGH THE BEARD CALLED MAZAL. The father and mother prepare the house, as I said regarding the secret of, "Through wisdom (Chochmah) a house is built; and by understanding (Tevunah) it is established; and by knowledge (Da'at) are the chambers filled with all precious and pleasant riches" (Mishlei 24:3), WHICH ARE CHOCHMAH, BINAH AND DA'AT OF ZEIR ANPIN. It is also written, "For it is a pleasant thing if you keep them within you" (Mishlei 22:18).
91. Rabbi Shimon said, In the Idra RABA IN NASO I have not disclosed everything, and all these matters were hidden in my heart until this moment. I wanted to conceal them for the World to Come, because there, IN THE WORLD TO COME, we are asked a question ABOUT WISDOM, as it is written, "And He shall be the stability of your times, a store of salvation, wisdom and knowledge..." (Yeshayah 33:6), since wisdom is asked of one. HE THEREFORE CONCEALED THESE MATTERS TO THE WORLD TO COME. Now I SEE that the Holy One, blessed be He, wishes it TO REVEAL THEM, in order that I shall come in without shame before His palaces.