45. Rabbi Yosi said, It is certainly so! I heard the same from the Holy Luminary, WHO IS RABBI SHIMON, that the word bara is concealed to show THAT THE KEY locks up and does not unlock. As long as THE KEY locked up the word bara, the world could not exist and would not have lasted at all! Complete chaos would have prevailed, covering the whole of existence. And when this chaos prevailed there would not have been a world; it would have never lasted!
46. When did this key unlock the gates, and serve and produce offspring? When Abraham appeared, AS HE IS THE SECRET OF CHESED. As it is written: "These are the generations of the heavens and of the earth when they were created (BeHibar'am)" (Beresheet 2:4). And we have already learned, DO NOT PRONOUNCE IT BEHIBAR'AM BUT Be-Abraham (Eng. 'with Abraham'). Then, the letters that were entirely concealed in the word bara WERE OPENED to hear. And the Pillar of Procreation, the sacred limb of Yesod, upon which the world is established was revealed. BECAUSE THE WORD BARA (ENG. 'CREATED') IS FORMED BY THE LETTERS, BET-RESH- ALEPH. THUS, IT CONSISTS OF THE SAME LETTERS AS EVAR (ENG. 'LIMB' IN ALEPH-BET- RESH).
47. I find this paragraph confusing. I think the earlier version (in my printed edition) is much clearer. When ever left its impression on the word bara, then the supernal and concealed One formed another impression for His Name and Glory, which is "who (Heb. mi, Mem-Yud)" and "created these (Heb. eleh, Aleph-Lamed -Hei)." So was the Holy and Blessed Name, which is Mem-Hei, formed as a mark. It brought forth ever from bara. And it has the imprint of eleh from one side, and ever from the other side. Therefore, in the Sacred Concealed One, eleh exists, as does ever. And when one of them reaches perfection, so does the other. Thus, He engraved upon ever the letter Hei, and it engraved upon the Aleph, Lamed, and Hei, the letter Yud!
48. AND HE EXPLAINED THAT WHENEVER the letters ALEPH-BET-RESH AND HEI AND THE LETTERS ALEPH-LAMED-HEI AND YUD were roused to complete both sides, He then brought forth the final letter Mem. He took one final Mem to one side - THAT IS, ALEPH-LAMED-HEI-YUD -- and one final Mem to the other side, that is to the letters ALEPH-BET-RESH-HEI, thus completing the holy name BY COMBINING THE LETTERS to form Elohim. In the same manner, the name Abraham was completed. AND THIS IS WHAT WE MEANT WHEN WE - STATED, 'When one of them reaches perfection, so does the other.' And some say that the Holy One, blessed be He, took the letters Mem-Yud and put them together with THE LETTERS Aleph-Lamed-Hei and THE COMBINATIN Elohim was formed; and He took THE LETTERS Mem- Hei and put them together with Aleph-Bet-Resh, and it became THE COMBINATION Abraham. And the word Mi alludes to the fifty gates of Binah, and in THE WORD MI there is a Yud, which is the first letter of the Holy Name. And the word Mah alludes to the numerical value of the Holy Name, BECAUSE THE NUMERICAL VALUE OF YUD HEI VAV HEI FULLY SPELLED WITH ALEPH'S IS MEM-HEI, and it has within it the second letter of the holy name Yud Hei Vav Hei, WHICH IS HEI. As it is written, "happy are the people for whom this is so...WHOSE ELOHIM IS HASHEM ELOHIM" (Tehilim 144:15) and "and hangs the earth upon nothing (Heb. blimah)" (Iyov 26:7). THE WORD MAH IN THIS VERSE ALLUDES TO THE NUMERICAL VALUE OF YUD HEI VAV HEI WHEN SPELLED OUT WITH ALEPH'S. And then both worlds were upheld, the World to Come with the letter Yud and this world with Hei. That is, He created the World to Come with Mi, and this world with Mah. This is a hint for the higher and lower. And then He created offspring and the name was complete. As it is written: "These are the generations of the heaven and of the earth when they were created (Heb. Behibar'am)" (Beresheet 2:4). THE WORD BEHIBAR'AM HAS THE SAME LETTERS AS BEABRAHAM, BECAUSE ALL THE GENERATIONS were suspended, INCOMPLETE, until the name of Abraham was created. When the name of Abraham was completed, so was the holy name completed. And this is what is written, "in the day that Hashem Elohim made the earth and the heaven" (Ibid.). THE WORDS "IN THE DAY...MADE" MEAN WHEN THEY ARE COMPLETED THROUGH THE NAME ABRAHAM, AND ONLY THEN, IS THE NAME YUD HEI VAV HEI FIRST MENTIONED IN THE TORAH.