VaYigash [Then Judah Approached]
10-11) When the Creator created the world, He made the lower world as the upper world. He did everything one opposite the other, where each detail in the lower world has a corresponding root in the upper world, and this is His glory above and below.
And He created man over everything, to contain and complement all the details of creation.
11) Since man is the purpose of the whole world and its perfection.
16-17) And these three degrees— Nefesh, Ruach, Neshama—are included in those who have been rewarded with the work of their Master. This is so because first, one has Nefesh. This is a holy correction for people to be corrected in. Since man comes to be purified in that degree, he is corrected to be crowned with Ruach. This is a holy degree that is on the Nefesh, for that man who has been rewarded to crown himself with it.
When he ascends in Nefesh and Ruach and comes to be corrected in the work of his Master properly, then Neshama is upon him, a superior, holy degree that governs everything, so he would be crowned in a degree of sublime holiness. And then he will be whole in everything, whole from every side, rewarded with the next world and the Creator’s loved one, as it is written, “To endow those who love me with substance.” “Those who love me” are those with a holy Neshama in them.
27) Here, faith is Nukva because when the desire is revealed and the unification is crowned in ZON as one, the two worlds, ZON, connect together and are assembled together. ZA is to open the treasure and bestow, and the Nukva gathers and collects the abundance into her.
41) “By wisdom did the Lord establish the earth.” When the Creator created the world, He saw that it could not exist because the world was created under the domination of the left line, Hochma without Hassadim, and Hochma does not shine without Hassadim. Hence, it could not exist until He created the Torah, the middle line. ZA is called “Torah”; it includes the two lines—right and left—in one another, so Hochma was included in Hassadim and then Hochma illuminated.
From it, from the middle line, arrive all the upper and lower conducts, in which the upper and lower persist. This is why it is written that HaVaYaH, meaning ZA, middle line, establish the earth by wisdom, meaning He established the earth with wisdom because He clothed the Hochma in Hassadim and the illumination of Hochma could exist in the world. Every existence in the world exists in Hochma and everything stems from it, as it is written, “In wisdom have You made them all.”
61) Happy are the righteous, whose closeness to each other brings peace to the world because they know how to unite the unification and to make nearness, to increase peace in the world. As long as Joseph and Judah were not close to one another, there was no peace. When Joseph and Judah drew close together, peace increased in the world and joy was added above and below while Joseph and Judah were brought closer.
62-63) The Creator created the world and made man its ruler, to be king over everything.
And from this man, several kinds part in the world—some are righteous, some wicked, some are fools, and some are wise. All four kinds exist in the world, rich and poor, so they will be purified and do good to one another. The righteous will do good to the wicked and reform them; the wise will do good to the fools and teach them wisdom; and the rich will do good to the poor and fulfill their needs. It is so because by that, man is rewarded with everlasting life and connects to the tree of life.