152. Above them all, THAT IS IN BINAH, there are other varieties and other turtledoves that fly in the air IN THE SECRET OF THE ASCENSION OF MALCHUT TO BINAH. Rising and descending, descending and rising, they never rest quietly. AND HE EXPLAINS WHY IT IS SO. IT IS BECAUSE great letters THAT ARE BINAH and small letters THAT ARE MALCHUT fly between them, SINCE SOMETIMES THE SMALL LETTERS RISE TO THE GREAT LETTERS - THAT IS, MALCHUT TO BINAH - AND SOMETIMES THE SMALL LETTERS RETURN AND EMERGE FROM THE GREAT LETTERS, THAT IS, MALCHUT COMES BACK AND EMANATES FROM BINAH.
153. Oh, holy pious one. When the letters fly, a person sees written in great letters, WHICH ARE BINAH, in the air temporarily: "In the beginning Elohim created..." (Beresheet 1:1), SINCE THESE WORDS ARE FROM BINAH; THAT IS, THE SECRET OF GREAT LETTERS. THEN the small letters strike them, MEANING MALCHUT RISES AND IMPACTS IN BINAH; THAT IS TO SAY THAT SHE REDUCES HER. Then they fly and it is seen written through them: "And Elohim said, 'Let there be light.'.. And Elohim saw the light..." (Beresheet 1:3-4). Then the small letters again strike the large letters, MEANING THAT AGAIN MALCHUT RISES TO BINAH AND DIMINISHES HER. It is seen through them that it is written: "And Elohim said, 'Let there be a firmament...'" (Ibid. 6) and so on in all of the acts of Creation. The acts of these letters are great marvels and gladness to the eyes. Praised is the nation for whom all this awaits.
154. Oh, holy, pious one. Whoever preserves the Covenant places himself to follow THE SHECHINAH, AND THE SHECHINAH is in the lead. If you inquire as to who will guard him from behind, HE RESPONDS, There is a higher greater protection that protects him from everything. What is it? It is the supernal Righteous, THAT IS YESOD OF ZEIR ANPIN THAT PROTECTS HIM, with great love. Consequently, he enters between the Righteous, THAT IS YESOD, and righteousness, THAT IS MALCHUT, and is thus protected on all sides - YESOD FROM BEHIND AND MALCHUT IN FRONT. Praised is the one who preserves this Covenant. Therefore, Yisrael, all the males that uphold this Covenant, shall be seen in the presence of the Holy One, blessed be He, AS IT IS WRITTEN: "THREE TIMES IN THE YEAR ALL YOUR MALES SHALL APPEAR" (SHEMOT 23:17). Who is it that can harm a son whose father is on one side and his mother is on the other side, and he is in the middle between them? That is when he follows Hashem, MEANING ONLY BEHIND MALCHUT, AS MENTIONED ABOVE.
155. Come and see that firmament, WHICH IS ZEIR ANPIN, when it revolves in the circle. It performs music, and from the sound of the waters that flow that song is not known. All of these basins on the four sides OF ZEIR ANPIN, IN THE SECRET OF WHAT IS WRITTEN: "YOUR NAVEL IS LIKE A ROUND GOBLET" (SHIR HASHIRIM 7:4), are filled with flowing waters. Whoever is inside - THAT IS, WHO MERITS TO RECEIVE FROM HIM - stands there in two aspects. One in happiness, since there is no other happiness in the world like fulfilling: "Serve Hashem with gladness" (Tehilim 100:2). And one is with awe, since there is no other awe in the world like fulfilling: "Serve Hashem with fear" (Tehilim 2:11).