Question: How can a whole Partzuf of ten Sefirot be created from one Sefira? Where is the power needed for that?
Answer: How do the ascents and descents take place, the birth of one Partzuf and of another Partzuf? How are new Sefirot added to it, and how does a “zoom in” or “zoom out” take place? How can a whole body develop from one point, from one sperm cell?
The body is already in it. We only need to add the material, which means to discover the desire that is concealed in phase one. In phase two, we already must discover it by our own efforts. It turns out that all the reality that is revealed is a reflection of our efforts.
So, the whole World of Atzilut is built only of the ten Sefirot that were in the world of Nekudim.
The world of Nekudim is only called a “world,” but in fact, it was one Partzuf. Now, a whole world stems from it, and what a world; it is so complex! It is thanks to the fact that the mutual participation of the upper and the lower are added here.
This cannot be explained mechanically. The Creator describes to us some concrete attribute, an event, a phenomenon, but in order to attain this phenomenon, we must build “ten whole Sefirot” with regard to it.
The Creator shows me this phenomenon as one point of Keter from Him. I must establish a desire for Him and discover different actions with regard to this desire, my reaction to this phenomenon, to know how I will attain it by myself so that I shall know Him. Thus, I will attain the Creator and understand what He wants to achieve in His attitude to me, when He draws this phenomenon for me. I must respond in the full “ten Sefirot.”
The world of Atzilut sets the first example of what the created being should look like. The created being cannot attain anything if he hasn’t been through the four phases, if he hasn’t built all the “ten Sefirot,” if he hasn’t attained the root of the phenomenon, knowing the Creator who has arranged all this. So, we must build ten Sefirot, a whole Partzuf, from every point the Creator describes to us.
This is the reason that we need to work so much for so long. After all, we must attain ourselves through the root of the whole phenomenon, to connect Malchut with Keter.
From the 3rd part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 12/19/12, “The Study of the Ten Sefirot”