Name—The Level Of Attainment Of The Creator

630.1Baal HaSulam writes in his article “Four Worlds“: That is, each name is discerned as giving and receiving, for there is no thought or perception in His essence whatsoever, but rather in influences that come to us from Him.

So the whole creation is the revelation of the action of the Creator, the names of the Creator. A person who follows what happens and connects it with the root, dedicates a name to the Creator. This means that the name is what a person receives when he explores and attains the giver.

Question: What does it mean to follow what happens?

Answer: When we see all the actions of the Creator that descend upon us, we can more or less understand what happens in our individual feelings, and we give Him names based on that. This means that we give Him only personal, subjective names. It is like a small child who suddenly cries out: “Mommy is bad” when she yells at him because of something he has done. We are the same.

Question: What is the difference between a created being that has no name and created beings that have names?

Answer: Created beings that have names are desires that have already attained a resemblance with the Creator to a certain degree and so they have names of their own. A name indicates the level of attainment of the Creator that the created being is on.
From KabTV’s “Fundamentals of Kabbalah” 2/24/19

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