Question: Can you explain in general words what we are studying in Talmud Eser Sefirot (TES), Part 15? I don’t understand any of it.
Answer: Part 15 of TES is entitled “The Construction of Nukva.” First, Nukva was created, then broken, and now we are studying how to reconstruct her, meaning in which order to pick up her pieces and how, by way of which forces, to put the pieces together into a corrected structure.
Hence, the chapter is entitled “The Construction of Nukva.” The author says, “You wish to rebuild it? Please, go ahead. But keep in mind that you must learn to work with her substance. It will resist. Its parts depend on each other, and all of them have their own personality.”
However, how do I get all that I need to “build Nukva,” my soul? In truth, I myself have nothing. If I start asking this question, I start seeing a solution. It turns out that there are Upper participants in this construction process, Father and Mother (Aba ve Ima), from whom the entire Light of Wisdom and strength descend. Still, you will receive not from them, but from the two spiritual rungs nearest you. They will deliver to you the Light of Hassadim (Mercy), strength, and the Light of Hochma (Wisdom), knowledge.
You have to get to know them so that the relationship you establish with them will enable you to construct yourself as they did. After all, at present, you are formless, raw material. However, when you start building your relationship with them, then from each of your contacts with them, you will be acquiring forms like a stamp from a seal. These forms that you acquire for yourself are what is called “the Construction of Nukva.”
Baal HaSulam describes it in an expressive language, explaining how the spiritual system relates to you. He brings you in contact with the spiritual world, which you gradually discover before yourself.
You must yearn for its revelation! And when it does start to unfold, you will see that it is similar to how in our world you get to meet your family, your father, mother, grandmother, grandfather, brothers, and sisters. You enter a family where everyone has their own personality and status, relationships, and problems. You must step into this family and become part of it, and then you will receive your definite form.
It is a very lively and human picture. It gradually becomes very easy to understand as if you are learning from life itself its laws and inner psychology. The most difficult part is the first contact. Until you “open the door and step into the house,” you are lost in the attempts to guess what is inside. However, once you enter it, you start getting around.
From the 3rd part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 10/10/10, Talmud Eser Sefirot
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