Petach 55

מנין אחד ששני שמות או יותר באים אליו בדרכים שונים – נודע שהוא עיקר אחד שצריכים להתחבר שם כל אחד לפי הדרך שלו. אך שבסוף מסיבותיו יגיע שם.

וזה סוד הע”ב, שיש בכל הד’ שמות ע”ב ס”ג מ”ה ב”ן, שלכל אחד יש דרך בפני עצמו, אך כולם מגיעים לזה. זה מראה שהוא עיקר אחד שצריכים כולם להגיע אליו, כל אחד לפי דרכו.

והאמת, שזה בא מא”א, שממנו יוצאים או”א זו”ן, והוא ע”ב אחד, שד’ יודי”ן שבו מוציאים עסמ”ב. וכל אחד מהם צריך להגיע אל הוראת שרשו, שהיא הע”ב, וזה הכח היותר חזק שבהם:

When two or more names come to have the same numerical value albeit by different means, it’s to be understood that this is an instance of a single root which each of its separate elements must be connected to in its own way to be sure, but which in the end it will come to be connected to after all of its experiences.

This in fact is the mystery of the name AV that’s contained in each of the four names of AV, SaG, MaH, and in BaN. For, even though each separate name has its own way of doing so, each will all arrive at this value. What this shows is that this AV is a root that each must reach in its own way.

The truth of the matter is that this derives from and is analogous to Erich Anpin from which Abba and Imma, Zeir Anpin, and Nukveh derive. Erich Anpin in this instance is an AV whose four separate Yuds produce an AV, SaG, MaH and BaN. And each one of them, i.e., each name AV, Sag, MaH, and BaN, must express the value of i.e., must add up to, its root, which is the name AV, which is their dominant power.

(c) 2013 Rabbi Yaakov Feldman

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