Petach 29

הספירות הם מה שיצא מסוד המקום שנעשה בזמן הצמצום. כל ספירה – חלק מן הרשימו. ולפנים מזה יש פנימיות הנמצא מצד קו הא”ט ב”ה שנכנס בתוכו. והקו מאיר בתוך הפנימיות בסוד נשמה לנשמות. ומצד זה הוא שוה בכל המדרגות לגמרי. אך הנשמה שהיא הלבוש שלו – זאת נעשית לכל פרצוף לפי מה שראוי לו. ובה נבחנים הפרצופים זה מזה, שאין השינוי בקו, אלא בלבוש שלו שהיא הנשמה:

The Sephirot are what came forth from the mystical space that occurred at the time of the Tzimtzum. Each Sephira is a part of the trace. Within each Sephira lies an inner core that came about by the line of the Ein Sof entering it. This line shines within the inner core of each Sephira with the mystical implications of a soul (that would function as a source) to (other, lesser) souls. As such, the line is (i.e., it functions on an) utterly equal (basis) on all levels. Nonetheless the (Sephira’s) soul, which is (i.e., which functions as) the line’s “garment”, becomes (i.e., it serves as) a garment that’s tailored to each Partzuf, and is what distinguishes the Partzufim from each other. For, the differentiations (between them) don’t lie in the line itself but in its garment, which is the soul.

 

(c) 2011 Rabbi Yaakov Feldman

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