288. The fourth Correction (formation): The hairs grow and take form, rising and covering over His cheeks with a fragrant offering. This form is beautiful to behold. It is splendor and glory. We have learned the highest glory (Hod) goes out and is decorated and continues to take hold of His cheeks. It is referred to as the glory of the beard. From this glory and splendor are suspended the garments in which ZEIR ANPIN is dressed, which are the precious vestments of the King, as it is written: "You are clothed in glory and majesty" (Tehilim 104:1). These are the Corrections (formations) in which He was dressed and was established in the form of man, more than in any other form.
289. We have learned about the majesty OF THIS BEARD when it shone in the light of the upper beard OF ARICH ANPIN. It spread in the rest of the shining Corrections (formations), MEANING ALSO IN THE FIFTH CORRECTION (FORMATION), which is: "pardons iniquity" (Michah 7:18) on this side and "forgives the transgression" (Ibid.) from that side. Therefore, it is written: "his cheeks" (Shir Hashirim 5:13). FOR IT INCLUDES BOTH THE HAIR ON THE CHEEKS, WHICH ARE THE FOURTH CORRECTION (FORMATION), AND BOTH APPLES THAT ARE CLEAR OF HAIR, WHICH ARE THE FIFTH CORRECTION (FORMATION). In the hidden book, this FOURTH CORRECTION (FORMATION) is referred to as majesty, beauty and glory. Glory "forgives the transgression," as it is said: "And it is his glory (Heb. Tiferet) to pass over a transgression" (Mishlei 19:11). However, we did not explain this Tiferet until the ninth Correction (formation), as it says, "The glory (Heb. Tiferet) of young men is their strength" (Mishlei 20:29). IN THE NINTH CORRECTION (FORMATION), it is called Tiferet. Upon weighing, they are BOTH equal in weight. Rabbi Shimon said: You are worthy, Rabbi Aba, to be blessed by holy Atik, from whom all blessings originate.