117. Rise, Rabbi Chizkiyah. Take your position and honor the preciousness of this Correction (formation) of the holy beard. Rabbi Chizkiyah stood up and opened the discussion saying, "I am my beloved's, and his desire is towards me" (Shir Hashirim 7:11), MEANING What is the cause that I am my beloved's? It is because of his longing for me.
118. I was watching, and behold, I noticed the precious light of the upper candle, BINAH, lighting to 325 directions. A dark one was bathing in that light like someone who bathes in a deep river, WHICH IS BINAH, whose waters divide and flow to light up every direction IT PASSES over. That light surfaces at the shore of the uppermost deep sea, where all goodly and precious openings open up at that door.
119. I asked them the explanation of THE THINGS I have seen. They said, You saw "Who pardons iniquity" (Michah 7:18). He said: That is the second Correction (formation). He sat. Rabbi Shimon said: Now the world is firmly established, MEANING THE MALCHUT THAT IS REFERRED TO AS THE WORLD IS FIRMLY ESTABLISHED AND SWEETENED WITH BINAH THROUGH THIS CORRECTION (FORMATION). Blessed are you, Rabbi Chizkiyah, to the most ancient among the ancient.
120. Rabbi Shimon said TO THE FRIENDS: All the luminaries, THAT IS, YOU THE friends that attend here TO BE ESTABLISHED with this holy ring, THAT IS, WITH THE THIRTEEN BEARD CORRECTIONS (FORMATIONS), LISTEN. I take upon myself as evidence the uppermost heavens and the uppermost holy earth. THAT IS THE SECRET OF THE NEW HEAVENS AND THE NEW EARTH THAT ARE PRODUCED THROUGH THE SECRETS OF THE TORAH. I now see what no human has seen since the day that Moses ascended Mount Sinai for the second time, since I perceive my face to be shining like the powerful sun that will heal the world in the future. It is written: "But to you who fear my name the sun of righteousness shall arise with healing in its wings" (Malachi 3:20). Moreover, I am aware that my face is shining, but Moses was not aware that the skin on his face was aglow, as it is written: "Moses knew not that the skin of his face shone" (Shemot 34:29).
121. Moreover, I see with my eyes thirteen measures engraved in front of me and illuminating like candles. When each one of them is explained by you, it is uplifted and formed, IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE WAY YOU EXPLAINED IT, gets adorned and is hidden in the mysteries of the beard Corrections (formations) ABOVE. All the other ones THAT YOU HAVE NOT EXPLAINED YET remain AND AWAIT THE ORDER OF YOUR EXPLANATION. As each OF THE CORRECTIONS (FORMATIONS) is explained by your words, THAT CORRECTION (FORMATION) shines and gets adorned and takes its position like a king among his legions. When the definition is completed, THAT CORRECTION (FORMATION) rises and gets adorned with the holy crown and is formed and concealed and positioned among the Corrections (formations) of the holy beard ABOVE. So it follows with each one THAT IS DEFINED BY YOU. Make haste, sacred friends, because such support THE WORLD will never have until King Messiah comes.
122. Rise, Rabbi Chizkiyah, for a second time, and honor the third Correction (formation) of the holy beard. We have learned that prior to Rabbi Chizkiyah's rise, a voice declared: One messenger does not act on two missions. Rabbi Shimon was excited and commented: Most certainly, each individual is on its own level. THAT IS TO SAY, EACH ONE HAS A LIMIT THAT PREVENTS HIM FROM ESTABLISHING WHAT IS ABOVE HIS CONCEPTION. My son Rabbi Elazar and Rabbi Aba and myself, WE have achieved the highest perfection, MEANING THAT SINCE THEY WERE IN A DEGREE OF CHOCHMAH, BINAH AND DA'AT, THEY WERE ABLE TO RESTORE WHOLLY WHAT WAS LACKING IN EACH INDIVIDUAL.