Petach 34

המעברים שעוברים דרך שם האורות, הם נבחרים לפי מה שהם נקשרים לפנים עם ד’ השמות הנסדרים שם. והם לפי הרכבות קשרי המאורות, ודרך הליכת הרוח בהם, מקום שהוא נוגע ראשונה – שם הוא יוצא:

The “passageways” (i.e., the “ears”, “nose”, “mouth”, and “eyes” within Adam Kadmon’s “face”) through which the lights pass were chosen because of the way they’re connected to the interior (of Adam Kadmon) with the four names (“AV”, “SaG”, “MaH” and “BaN) arranged there.

They correspond to the combinations by which the (various) lights (in Adam Kadmon) are connected. As to the route through which the “spirit” passes through them: the first place it comes in contact with (in the interior) is where it emerges from.

(c) 2011 Rabbi Yaakov Feldman

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