A Guide to the Hidden Wisdom of Kabbala HTML version
By sharpening his organs of sensation and by modifying his qualities, man
begins gradually to perceive the next sphere, and so on.
All the worlds are a sort of filter placed in the Light’s path, a special Screen
that blocks the Surrounding Light: the Ohr Makif.
As soon as man senses the presence of these worlds, he removes the “screen-
filters.” This draws him closer to the Creator.
If the Light reached man without being filtered, it would bring about the
Shevirat haKelim of man’s Vessels.
By removing all “Screen-Worlds” man allows all the worlds to penetrate him.
At this stage man acquires the Light and possesses attributes similar to the
Such a state of being is associated with Gmar Tikkun – the Final Correction.
In the beginning, a man is located inside the worlds and he perceives their
power and the constraints imposed upon him.
How can one overcome these constraints? By performing an inner correction,
corresponding for instance to the attributes of the World of Assiya. This
means being an altruist on level zero.
After having been overcome, the World of Assiya penetrates man and can be
sensed by him.
In order to sense the World of Yetzira, it is necessary to acquire attributes
similar to those of this world and to allow this world to penetrate us.
At this stage we become level one altruists. The goal is to let all the worlds
in, and to become similar to these worlds according to the following degrees
of Aviut: 2, 3, 4.
By this means, Malchut is fully corrected and absorbs the first nine Sefirot,
while man moves beyond the limits of all the worlds and reaches the World
of Infinity (Olam Ein Sof).
To begin correction man needs to aspire to the attributes of the Creator as
well as attain his own.
Each new Partzuf of the World of Atzilut starts from the Peh of the previous
Partzuf, except the Partzufim of Zeir Anpin and Malchut; Zeir Anpin starts
from the Tabur of Abba ve Ima and Malchut starts from the Tabur of Zeir
The three Partzufim of Atik, Arich Anpin, and Abba ve Ima are called Keter,
Hochma and Bina and this corresponds to Keter, Hochma and Bina of the
World of Nikudim.
Rosh of the World of Atzilut corresponds to the two Heads of the World of
Nikudim and fulfills the same function. Rosh of the World of Atzilut, which
consist of Atik, Arich Anpin and Abba ve Ima, was the first to emerge on the