248. "And Elohim blessed Noah and his sons, and said to them, 'Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth'" (Beresheet 9:1). Rabbi Aba started the discussion by saying: "The blessing of Hashem makes rich, and He adds no sorrow with it" (Mishlei 10:22). So "the blessing of Hashem" is the Shechinah, who is in charge of the blessings of the world and from whom come all blessings.
249. Come and behold: What is written before THE VERSE THAT READS "AND ELOHIM BLESSED NOAH?" IT IS WRITTEN: "And Hashem said to Noah: Come you and all your house in the ark" (Beresheet 7:1). WHEN THEY ENTERED THE ARK THEY WERE ADDRESSED BY YUD HEI VAV HEI WHO IS ZEIR ANPIN, BUT WHEN THEY LEFT THE ARK THEY WERE ADDRESSED BY ELOHIM, WHO IS THE FEMALE PRINCIPLE OF ZEIR ANPIN. As has already been stated, the master of the House, WHO IS ZEIR ANPIN, gave NOAH permission to enter. Afterward, the Lady of the House, WHO IS THE FEMALE PRINCIPLE OF ZEIR ANPIN, allowed him to leave. SO HE ENTERED WITH THE PERMISSION OF THE HUSBAND, ZEIR ANPIN, AND LEFT BY PERMISSION FROM THE WIFE, WHO IS THE FEMALE PRINCIPLE OF ZEIR ANPIN. From this we learn that the landlord should welcome THE VISITOR INTO THE HOUSE and the wife should escort him out. As it is written: "And Elohim spoke to Noah saying; go forth out of the ark" (Beresheet 8:15-16). Permission to leave is granted by the wife; permission to enter is not.
250. Because he left THE ARK, he presented her with gifts, NAMELY THE OFFERING OF A SACRIFICE. For she is in the "House," and it was in her hands. He offered her gifts to make her more lovable to her husband. From this we can learn how a guest should behave. HE SHOULD PRESENT THE LADY OF THE HOUSE WITH DEPARTING GIFTS. After he gives her the presents, so her husband will become fonder of her, she will bless him. As it is written: "And Elohim blessed Noah and his sons, and said to them, 'Be fruitful, and multiply,'" and also, "The blessing of Hashem makes rich," which definitely indicates THAT THE SHECHINAH, WHO IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE BLESSINGS OF THE WORLD, IS HASHEM'S BLESSING.
251. "And He adds no sorrow with it" (Ibid.). This is the secret of the verse, "In sorrow shall you eat of it" (Beresheet 3:17). The word "sorrow" indicates sadness and anger, it means without a bright face. When the moon grows darker the blessings disappear. "In sorrow" refers to the spirit of the Other Side, OR THE KLIPOT, which prevents blessings from reaching our world BY CAUSING PEOPLE TO SIN. The words, "And He adds no sorrow with it" hint at the secret of the verse: "I will not again curse the ground anymore" (Beresheet 8:21). FOR "SORROW" MEANS THAT THE OTHER SIDE TAKES HOLD, BRINGING CURSES UPON THE WORLD. THEREFORE, WHEN HE DOES NOT ADD ANY SORROW WITH IT, HE ALSO DOES NOT "AGAIN CURSE." BECAUSE BOTH ARE ONE AND THE SAME.