The Sephirot can even appear in contradictory images

Petach 8

יכולות הספירות ליראות בדמיונות אפילו הפכיים זה לזה, כמו ממש הרואה בחלום, שמתחלפים הנושאים לפניו ברגע אחד. רק שבכל דמיון שנראה – מדע כח אחד ומדה אחת. והמדות והכחות נודעים בסדר אמתי ונכון, כמו שהם מסודרים ונעשים והדמיונות – כמו שיכולה הנשמה לקבל:

The Sephirot can even appear in contradictory images, exactly the way things in a dream can reverse themselves in a moment. It’s just that each likeness seen in the prophetic vision provides information about a (specific Divine) element or attribute. And while the attributes and elements (themselves) become known (to the prophet or soul envisioning them) in the actual order in which they’re arranged and function, the images (appear to the prophet or soul) in accordance with the (prophet or) soul’s ability to receive (them).

(c) 2011 Rabbi Yaakov Feldman

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