The Perfection of HaVaYaH

Dr. Michael LaitmanThe Zohar, ChapterVaYetze (And Jacob Went Out),” Item 176: The keys to the treasures are on her right hand. These are the third discernment that she brought down with her from Ima to the Garden of Eden, the light of Hassadim whose place is in the right hand, which clothe the Hochma, and which are called “keys to the treasures,” since they open the treasures of the wisdom. Without them, all the treasures of the wisdom would remain hidden, like a lock and bolt.

Ultimately, what is the wisdom of Kabbalah telling us? It explains how we make use of the changes within our desires, which we have certain control over, to become similar to the Creator. All desires come equipped with the original structure, called HaVaYaH, which we cannot change. All the material of the creature, created by the Creator, received its original imprint, its true model called Yod-Hey-Vav-Hey. Indeed, otherwise this material would not perceive the Light as coming from the Creator. And that is why this imprint must be in the material, for otherwise there is no creature; that is, something that feels that it is one, receiving and two, receiving from the Creator.

Therefore, HaVaYaH signifies the very minimum below which there is no creature. The Light must spread through the full four phases of the desire. This form must exist in the material. After the creature already has this original imprint of the Creator, we learn the forms that the creature assumes, adopts from the Creator as it begins to grow in similarity to Him.

HaVaYaH is the perfect structure. Its perfection is either that the creature’s material does nothing, while the Creator imprints everything in it, or that the creature does everything, becoming similar to the Creator and existing in perfect HaVaYaH.

For the creature to exist in perfect HaVaYaH by being similar to the Creator, it must bestow back to Him the ten Sefirot of the Reflected Light, akin to the Creator’s ten Sefirot of the Direct Light. How is this possible? It is possible, if the creature has the power to bestow, which it elevates from Malchut to Keter.

From the 2nd part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 6/28/10, The Zohar

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