297. The rule of all these matters is that the Atik of Atikin and Zeir Anpin are all one, IN THEIR ESSENCE, ALL IS BEYOND TIME FROM THE ASPECT OF THEIR ESSENCE, AS 'WAS,' 'IS,' AND 'WILL BE' ARE THE SAME TO THEM. Everything is in the present and everything is in the past and everything is in the future, SINCE THERE DOES NOT EXIST IN DIVINITY A SENSE OF BEFORE AND AFTER. SIMILARLY, THERE DOES NOT EXIST AT ALL ANY CHANGE OF ACTION FROM THEIR ESSENTIAL ASPECT? FOR EXAMPLE, FROM MERCY TO JUDGMENT AND THE LIKE. Since there will be no change IN THE FUTURE and there was no change IN THE PAST, there is no change AT PRESENT. IT IS JUST that it was established with these Corrections (formations) FOR THE SAKE OF THE LOWER BEINGS. The form, encompassing all the forms, was completed, THAT IS, ZEIR ANPIN, WHICH IS THE SECRET OF THE HUMAN FORM THAT INCLUDES MALE AND FEMALE. It is the form that includes all the names, SINCE ZEIR ANPIN IS CALLED YUD HEI VAV HEI, WHICH IS A NAME THAT IS COMPRISED OF ALL NAMES, the image in which all images are seen, but not the ACTUAL image, only something similar to this image.
298. When the decorations and crowns OF ZEIR ANPIN are joined, THAT IS THE MOCHIN OF THE FIRST THREE SFIROT, it is the perfection of everything, OF ALL THE UPPER AND THE LOWER BEINGS, since the image of man is an image in which the upper and lower beings are all included. This image comprises the higher and the lower beings; holy Atik established his own Corrections (formations) and the Corrections (formations) of Zeir Anpin in this image and structure.
299. You may wonder what is the difference BETWEEN ATIK AND ZEIR ANPIN. HE REPLIES: It all has the same measure. However, from here on, FROM ATIK, his paths divide up. From here, FROM ZEIR ANPIN, Judgment prevails, AND ONLY from our own perspective are they different from one another. These secrets are not passed on except to the reapers of the holy field, MEANING THOSE THAT DESERVED TO RESTORE MALCHUT THAT IS CALLED THE FIELD AND ARE ALREADY REAPING ITS HARVEST. It is written: "The counsel (lit. 'secret') of Hashem is with them that fear him" (Tehilim 25:14).
300. It is written: "And Hashem Elohim formed (Heb. vayyitzer) the man" (Beresheet 2:7) with two Yud's. He perfected and completed one Correction (formation) within another, that is the seal of the ring, and that is vayyitzer WITH TWO YUD'S. HE EXPLAINS HIMSELF: Why two Yud's? Because they denote the secret of holy Atik and the secret of Zeir Anpin. "Formed:" what did He form? HE REPLIES: He formed a form within a form. HE ASKS: What is a form within a form? HE REPLIES: These are two names that are referred to as a full name, which are Yud Hei Vav Hei Elohim. That is the secret of the two Yud's in vayyitzer, indicating that he formed a form within a form, which is the structure of the full name Yud Hei Vav Hei Elohim.
301. HE ASKS: In what were they included, THESE TWO FORMS OF CHOCHMAH MENTIONED ABOVE WHERE HE CREATED A FORM WITHIN A FORM? HE REPLIES: In this highest form called man that is comprised of male and female, WHICH IS ZEIR ANPIN THAT ENCOMPASSES ZEIR ANPIN AND MALCHUT. Therefore, it is written: "the man," which includes male and female. Et (Eng. 'the') AS IN "THE" MAN is meant to include the kind that is produced from him, MEANING MALCHUT, WHICH IS THE FEMALE OF ZEIR ANPIN AND IS DERIVED FROM HIM, CORRESPONDS TO CHOCHMAH OF ARICH ANPIN, WHOSE ILLUMINATION IS VESTED WITHIN IT.
302. "Dust of the ground" (Ibid.): That is an image within an image. "And breathed into his nostrils the breath of life" (Ibid.), NAMELY the seal of the ring in the most inner part. Why is this? In order to produce and bring within it the one concealed with supernal concealment, WHICH IS THE CONCEALED CHOCHMAH OF ARICH ANPIN, to the end of all those concealed. And every life above and below, THAT IS, THE MOCHIN OF ZEIR ANPIN AND OF THE FEMININE PRINCIPLE THAT COMPRISES THE LOWER GRADES, depends upon and thrives through this soul.
303. "And the man became a living soul" (Ibid.): The Corrections (formations) OF THE SEAL OF THE RING are bestowed upon and entered into the soul of man, and the soul is taken from the higher levels downward to the last level, THAT IS FROM THE CONCEALED CHOCHMAH OF ARICH ANPIN, TO MALCHUT, WHICH IS THE LAST OF THE LEVELS, so that the soul will be present in all LEVELS and will spread in everything so that everything shall be in a single union. Whoever interrupts this union from the world, MEANING THAT HE SEPARATES MALCHUT FROM THE UNION OF THE THREE COLUMNS, it is as if he severs this soul. THAT IS LIKE SOMEONE THAT VIOLATES THE MOCHIN OF ZEIR ANPIN and indicates that another soul exists besides this one, WHICH MEANS THAT HE ADHERES TO THE OTHER SIDE. As a result, he and his memory will disappear from this world for generations upon generations.