The Knowledge Of G-D – 1:44

We will now continue explaining the process of the creation and the chaining down of the worlds, and understand how Arich (Desire) becomes enclothed within Abba and Imma (Insight and Comprehension).  There are three general ways that desire can descend to influence the intellect.  The intellect will, therefore, be affected according to how the influence descends into it.

In the book Etz Chaim of the Ari”zal (Rabbi Yitzchak Luria), three general ways are mentioned of how the influence descends from Arich into Abba and Imma (Desire into insight and comprehension):

1) A light from the externality of Netzach, Hod and Yesod of Arich is enclothed within Abba and Imma. 

2) The “Arms of Arich”(Chesed and Gevurah of Arich) become enclothed in Abba and Imma.

3) Abba suckles sustenance from the eighth mazal, which is called Notzer and Imma suckles sustenance from the thirteenth mazal which is called VeNakeh.

What does this mean?

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