9. Rabbi Elazar opened the discussion with the verse: "And in mercy a throne was established, and He sat upon it in truthfulness..." (Yeshayah 16:5). "And in Mercy a throne was established" refers, as we explained, to the thought, THE SECRET OF CHOCHMAH, CALLED 'THE SUPERNAL ABA AND IMA'. It went up to BE ESTABLISHED by the will and joy from the most hidden of all that is never known nor conceived, WHICH IS ATIK. The joy FROM ATIK shone into the thought, ABA, and came to wherever it came, NAMELY, IT UNITED WITH THE SUPERNAL IMA BY THE LIGHT OF CHESED IN A NEVER ENDING UNION, IN THE SECRET OF THE VERSE, "BECAUSE HE DELIGHTS IN MERCY (HEB. CHESED)" (MICHAH 7:18).
10. Until ABA AND IMA were concealed, THAT IS, ESTABLISHED AND CLOTHED in a supernal Temple, BINAH, CALLED YISRAEL - SABA AND TEVUNAH. This Temple is hidden above IN ITS PLACE, NAMELY, CHOCHMAH IS NOT REVEALED THERE IN ITS PLACE. But in that place are drawn and flow all the lights, THE LIGHT OF CHASSADIM FROM THE RIGHT COLUMN, THE LIGHT OF CHOCHMAH FROM THE LEFT COLUMN, AND THE LIGHT OF DA'AT FROM THE CENTRAL COLUMN. ONLY THE LIGHT OF CHASSADIM from the right travels first. Then all the lights travel, THE LIGHTS OF CHOCHMAH AND OF DA'AT. The lower throne, MALCHUT, is amended from the right side, because the Holy One, blessed be He, ZEIR ANPIN, made this throne with Chesed, DRAWN FROM THE RIGHT COLUMN OF YISRAEL - SABA AND TEVUNAH AND SUPERNAL ABA AND IMA. "and he sat upon it in truthfulness," for He establishes the universal seal. He does not sit upon the throne, MALCHUT, save by right of the seal which is truth, THE ESTABLISHING OF THE CENTRAL COLUMN CALLED 'TRUTH' "in the tabernacle of David" (Yeshayah 16:5), WHICH IS MALCHUT, the lower throne.
11. "...Judging, and seeking judgment, and quick to do righteousness" (Ibid.) IS THE END OF THE VERSE. He is judging, MEANING, by the side of Judgment, THE LEFT COLUMN, "and seeking Judgment" by the side of Mercy, THE CENTRAL COLUMN; "and quick to do righteousness" refers to the Throne of Judgment, which is the lower court, NAMELY MALCHUT. Come and see: In the same manner, the Tabernacle was established only by that side, RIGHT, like the Chesed we mentioned, IN THE SECRET OF "AND IN MERCY A THRONE WAS ESTABLISHED." And thereby, all the generations were numbered and set in order, THAT ARE DRAWN FROM MALCHUT.