“Introduction of The Book of Zohar,” Article “Hochma [wisdom], on which the World Stands,” Item 40: The one who is not mentioned, that hidden one who is not known, AA. Since the word Barah [created] is in Beresheet [the first word in the Torah] itself, who is it who created it? He says about it that it is that hidden one who is not known, Hochma Stimaa de AA, since he took Bina out of his Rosh and made her VAK, creating these six great upper edges, implied in Beresheet.
Bina is related to the head (Rosh) of the Partzuf. Besides, it represents Hafetz Hesed, which literally means one who desires mercy, that is, never feels any kind of lack. Mercy is always in abundance, and if you want it, please do receive it. There is no limit to it; nobody places any conditions or restrictions on you.
This is why Bina is regarded as “a free country,” “free desire.” It can be present anywhere without exception and can even supply Malchut, the egoistic desire, with its own properties. In that case, the egoistic will to receive begins to bestow and also moves to the rank of Hafetz Hesed. Therefore, Bina can serve as the means of Malchut’s correction, the transformation of souls.
Souls themselves cannot ascend to it, to the Rosh of the Partzuf. Desiring nothing for itself, Bina stays there in perfection. However, without any damage to itself, it can dwell outside of the Rosh, in the place of residence of the lower Partzufim, and supply its perfection to them.
Where they are miserable, where they suffer and are unable to fill themselves due to lack of corrections, where the Light cannot appear until the conditions of the First Restriction (Tzimtzum Aleph) are met, there, Bina provides them with the Light of Hassadim (Mercy), demonstrating to them how good it is to be in the property of Hesed.
And indeed, Bina has neither restrictions, nor problems; it doesn’t part with perfection even at the lowest rung. This is why “the father” (Hochma) who cannot appear anywhere brings “the mother” (Bina) out so that she may be where their children are suffering, and, in the first place, provide them with correction by way of mercy (Hassadim).
Then, they acquire perfection of bestowal; they are no longer bribed or enslaved by its desire of pleasure. Thus, they begin to contemplate not only bestowal in order to bestow, but even receiving in order to bestow. After all, they possess the desire to receive the Light of Hochma, and now, having backed themselves up by the property of Bina, they may awaken their desire.
But they may awaken it only in the degree of their ability to subordinate it to the rule of Bina. Thereby, Malchut gradually gets included into Bina. In other words, the souls’ desire to receive gets included into Bina’s desire to bestow, which the souls have acquired. In that case, they receive illumination of Hochma from below upward, by “screening” it in bestowal.
Thereby, souls keep correcting themselves up to the final correction (Gmar Tikkun). It is said: “Beresheet,” Barah Sheet, meaning [He] created the six great edges, VAK of illumination of Hochma. These are, indeed, great corrections on the path to the goal.
From the 1st part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 12/20/10, “Introduction of The Book of Zohar,” Article “The Letters of Rabbi Amnon Saba”