67. "Now there arose a new king" (Shemot 1:8). Rabbi Aba commenced, "Blessed are you that sow beside all waters, that let the feet of the ox and the donkey range freely" (Yeshayah 32:20). Fortunate are Yisrael, whom the Holy One, blessed be He, favored more than all the nations and, and whom He brought close to Him, as it is written, "Hashem has chosen you to be a special possession to Himself..." (Devarim 14:2), and, "For Hashem's portion is His people, Jacob is the lot of His inheritance" (Devarim 32:9). And Yisrael cleave to the Holy One, blessed be He, as it is written, "But you that did cleave to Hashem your Elohim are alive every one of you this day..." (Devarim 4:4).
68. And they are therefore righteous before Him, because they sow beside all waters. AND HE ASKS, What is "beside all waters?" AND HE SAYS, They sow for righteousness (Heb. Tz'dakah) - MEANING THEY ELEVATE MAYIM NUKVIN ('FEMALE WATERS') TO DRAW MOCHIN INTO MALCHUT, SO SHE WILL BE CALLED 'TZ'DAKAH.' FOR WITHOUT MOCHIN, IT IS CALLED TZEDEK (JUSTICE) WITHOUT HEI. And of one who sows for righteousness, it is written, "For your kindness is great above (Heb. me'al) the heavens (Heb. shamayim)..." (Tehilim 108:5). Me'al shamayim also means beside all waters (Heb. al kol mayim). And what is, "above the heavens?" It is the World to Come, WHICH IS BINAH THAT IS ABOVE ZEIR ANPIN, WHICH IS CALLED "HEAVENS." And the children of Yisrael sow seeds, MEANING THEY ELEVATE MAYIM NUKVIN ('FEMALE WATERS') beside (lit. 'above') above all waters, WHICH IS BINAH, IN ORDER TO DRAW MOCHIN TO MALCHUT, SO THAT SHE SHOULD BE CALLED 'TZ'DAKAH.'
69. In the book of Rav Yeba Saba, it says as follows, It is written, "This matter is by the decree of the watchers, and the sentence by the words of the holy ones" (Daniel 4:14). For all the verdicts in this world and all the decrees and all the questions are all in one chamber, where 72 judges deliberate the sentences of the world. And that chamber is called the 'Chamber of Merit,' because when a person is judged, his merit is presented first.
70. This is not so in the level of the Other Side, where there is a place called 'Guilt,' because all the actions in that place are of the Serpent, the Wife of Harlotry, and their only purpose is to condemn the person and to slander the servant before his Master!
71. Those that are in the Chamber of Merit are called 'sweet waters,' 'clear waters.' Those that are in the Chamber of Guilt are called the 'bitter water' - "The bitter water that causes the curse" (Bemidbar 5:18). In that Chamber of Merit these three are not found, children, longevity, and sustenance; nor are these found in that place of Guilt; nor in the 'sweet and clear waters;' nor in the 'bitter' and 'curse-causing waters'!
72. Therefore, Yisrael sow beside all the waters a holy seed - MEANING THEY ELEVATE MAYIN NUKVIN ('FEMALE WATERS') TO SUPERNAL BINAH, WHICH IS CALLED 'ABOVE ALL WATERS' - and they beget above all waters, they whose seed is not appropriate except for above IN BINAH. Therefore, the masters of the Mishnah explain that children, longevity and sustenance are not dependent on THE CHAMBER OF Merit, but rather are dependent upon the Holy Mazal, WHICH IS THE HOLY BEARD OF ARICH ANPIN, WHICH IS ITS ASPECT OF BINAH WHICH HAS EMERGED. This place is "above all waters."
73. "...That let the feet of the ox and the donkey range freely..." They do not contain anything in that side OF THE KLIPOT OF THE OX AND THE DONKEY; for they have banished all the evil parts and cleave to the good side of all supernal holy beings. When the ox and donkey join together, they become two evil plagues of the world. The ox is the side of Severe Judgment and originates in the cleaving of the side of Holiness. When the donkey joins with it from the Other Side OF THE KLIPOT, they become two evil plagues of the world.
74. Hence, Simeon had in him the strength of Severe Judgment, AS HE HAD IN HIMSELF THE ASPECT OF THE OX. And when they combine, the world cannot tolerate it. Therefore, "You shall not plow with an ox and an donkey together" (Devarim 22:10). Therefore, Jacob sent this to Esau: "I have oxen and asses" (Beresheet 32:6), MEANING THAT HE SUBJUGATED THEM TO HOLINESS. And had Jacob not humbled himself, a great fear would have fallen on Esau, BECAUSE HE HAD THE POWER TO OVERPOWER THESE TWO FORCES.