The Three Levels of the Intellect of Abba and Imma – 1:49

Now, within Abba and Imma (Chochmah and Binah) there are also ten sefirot. This is to say that in Chochmah (Abba) there are ten sefirot and in Binah (Imma) there are also ten sefirot.  In general, the ten sefirot can be divided into three categories.  The first category is the innermost of the ten. These are the mental faculties, Chochmah, Binah and Da’at.  In Kabbalistic texts these three are given the acronym ChaBa”D.  (When referring to Keter, Chochmah and Binah the acronym KoCha”B is used.) The next three are the heartfelt emotional faculties Chesed, Gevurah and Tiferet.  These are given the acronym ChaGa”T.  The third group is the most external.  These are Netzach, Hod and Yesod.  They represent the external ‘gut emotions’.  These three are given the acronym NeHi”Y.  We will now proceed to examine and understand the ten sefirot of Abba and Imma themselves.