There are other steps, too: “feeding” (or, maturation) and what’s alternatively termed “adulthood” or “(the acquisition of one’s full) brain (power)”, which will be explained later .
1. See Petachim 119-122 below. Also see Eitz Chaim 27-28 and Ramchal’s Klallim Rishonim 22.
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