Answer: Three-dimensional space is based on the structure of a spiritual Partzuf, which consists of three parts. Each part includes three Sefirot: Keter, Hochma, and Bina, then Hesed, Gevura, and Tifferet, then Netzach, Hod, and Yesod, and finally Malchut.
The projection of the three-dimensional image is a cube consisting of four parts, corresponding to the four levels of Hochma, Bina, Zeir Anpin, and Malchut. So writes the Ari in the book Tree of Life.
Between the levels of Hochma and Bina, there is a Parsa (border, separating line) to which the Light of Hochma bestows from above and from which Zeir Anpin receives below.
In this quadrangle, there are elements of all of the letters of the alphabet because they are all composed of different mutual influences: Hochma, Bina, Zeir Anpin, and Malchut.
Question: Is there a connection to the four directions in the world: north, south, west, and east?
Answer: Yes, north is Hochma, and south is Bina. Zeir Anpin and Malchut are in the middle. There are different explanations and approaches to this issue.
The fact is that it doesn’t exist in the spiritual world, but we say this to clarify the relationship between the spiritual forces a bit. I would advise you to read Tree of Life in which everything is explained in detail. It even includes drawings that Baal HaSulam prepared.
Question: There are many reflections in the world and great diversity. How many forces are there in the spiritual world if we see so many projections, such variety in our world?!
Answer: In spirituality, there are only two forces: bestowal and reception, and the various combinations of them appear as projections in our world.
Question: There are a very large number of forces that are not projected in our world, only a minimal number of them are manifested?
Answer: Yes, our world is a small copy of what exists in the spiritual world. Once a person begins to feel the spiritual world, many new things are revealed before him.
Question: What is the purpose of the material world to spiritual development? Why do we feel all of this matter?
Answer: Humanity needs to start with something in order to develop. For example, a young child doesn’t know or understand anything, and it is necessary to educate him, raise him, and develop him until he gradually begins to do things by himself. That is how it is in our world.
Our world is not a simple structure. Within it, we must work on ourselves to the fullest extent, fight the ego, defeat it, and attain a state of complete correction.
After that, we will exist in another state, in another dimension, in which Kabbalists move. In time, the entire world will also reach this.
Question: But what I see now are a table, people, mountains, and rivers. How does it help me?
Answer: You are seeing a copy of everything that exists in the upper world so that you will be able to correct yourself accordingly. After all, you do not even know what you are doing in our world, which forces influence you, and how you influence them through your everyday life, but that is the way it also corrects you.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 8/14/16