661. "Mingled with...beaten oil" (Bemidbar 28:5). Oil refers to that oil that is poured out and issues from on high, FROM CHOCHMAH OF THE RIGHT SIDE. Rabbi Shimon said: What you have said is good, but how do you explain "beaten"? HE ANSWERS, it is a divine secret. Since we are talking about oil, what is "beaten"? It is an allusion to the mating with the Female, NAMELY, MALCHUT, to draw down to her beaten oil as is fitting for her, FROM SUPERNAL CHOCHMAH, which is none other than beaten in order to extract OIL from the olives, which are the limbs of the body, NAMELY, THE SFIROT OF ZEIR ANPIN, TERMED BODY, and to draw that emanation down from above, FROM SUPENRAL CHOCHMAH, with each and every limb.
662. And the Righteous, WHICH IS YESOD, is the one who crushes with pestles and extracts from all those upper limbs, FROM THE SFIROT of ZEIR ANPIN, that are holy olives, anointing oil, with a perfect longing for the Female, WHICH IS MALCHUT. But if he does not crush them, that oil will issue forth only without the longing of the limbs, and the Female will have no enjoyment from that emanation, AND THE OIL, WHICH IS THE LIGHT OF CHOCHMAH, will not be fitting until it is a blend of all the limbs. Therefore it is written: "mingled with...beaten oil," IN ORDER to enjoy it and be nourished from it.
663. Ra'aya Meheimna (the Faithful Shepherd). The Faithful Shepherd said TO RABBI SHIMON: Holy Luminary, how sweet are your words! It is certainly said here "mingled with...beaten oil," and it says there, in the Oral Law, that it is blended in Bible, Mishnah, and Talmud. And there is yet a second secret here in "mingled with...beaten oil." It is certainly not the Torah that is mingled IN BIBLE, MISHNAH, AND TALMUD, but only for the person who suffers a number of chastisements for its sake, as the sages of the Mishnah taught: The Torah is only upheld by one who kills himself for it. And they said further: When you trudge from county to county TO LEARN TORAH, you will be privileged to see the face of the Shechinah.
664. Again: "mingled with...beaten oil": This refers to one who keeps the injunction: You shall eat bread with salt, "You shall drink also water by measure" (Yechezkel 4:11). Again, "mingled with...beaten oil" corresponds to "But he was wounded because of our transgressions, bruised because of our iniquities" (Yeshayah 53:5). And again, "mingled with...beaten oil" refers to the Righteous, life of the worlds, WHICH IS YESOD, that draws down holy drops that are olive sized crumbs from the upper brain, WHICH IS SUPERNAL CHOCHMAH, which are one tenth measure corresponding to Yud, two tenth measures to Yud Yud, and three tenth measures to Yud Yud Yud. And these are: a tenth measure for a lamb and two tenth measures for the ram and three tenth measures for a bullock.
665. And the secret of the matter is as they said in Tractate Ta'anit: Not one drop (of rain) descends from above without two drops coming up to meet it FROM BELOW. And they are in this secret : And their allusion corresponds to three brains: of memory, of thought, and of imagination. Imagination and memory ascend from the heart, the thoughts descend to them to the heart, AND THE IMAGINATION AND THE MEMORY welcome them as a king, because this man, which is thought, mounts and controls the third living creature, descending on it to the two living creatures that open their wings to receive it, just as a Cholam placed over a Tzere becomes a Segolta. And this is upper Keter over Chochmah and Binah.
666. One tenth measure and two tenth measures allude to the three living creatures of the upper Chariot, that are Greatness, WHICH IS CHESED, Gvurah, and Tiferet. Three tenth measures allude to Netzach, Hod and Yesod, in which is the second, LOWER, Chariot. The fourth part of a hin is holy Malchut, which is Hei, the fourth letter of the Name Yud Hei Vav Hei, in which are the four faces of a man. FOR IN CHESED THERE ARE FOUR FACES OF A LION; IN GVURAH THERE ARE FOUR FACES OF AN OX; AND IN TIFERET THERE ARE FOUR FACES OF AN EAGLE; WHILE IN MALCHUT ARE THE FOUR FACES OF A MAN. End of Ra'aya Meheimna (the Faithful Shepherd).
667. "a fourth part of a hin" (Bemidbar 28:14) refers to the fourth leg of the divine Throne, WHICH IS BINAH, THAT HAS FOUR LEGS, NAMELY: CHESED, GVURAH AND TIFERET OF ZEIR ANPIN AND MALCHUT. AND MALCHUT "is a continual burnt offering (Heb. olah)" (Ibid. 6) to Him every single day, AND IT ASCENDS (HEB. OLAH) to the Supernal Thought that has no end; and therefore a burnt offering SACRIFICE is due only for sinful contemplation of the heart, WHICH IS THOUGHT.