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born in the form of a point. The AHPs of the five Partzufim of the World of
Atzilut are the Kelim de Kabbalah, Vessels for receiving. They are to be
restored and corrected.
The World of Atzilut is the only world we study. All the others we study
inasmuch as they are related to the World of Atzilut.
The aim is to ultimately raise all the souls to Atzilut. Partzuf Arich Anpin
wraps itself up with many different coverings, which are called Seairot, hair,
similar to the hair of the human body.
The Light is passed onto all the lower worlds through the Seairot. If the souls
in the lower worlds desire the Light of Hochma, they apply to Arich Anpin
and receive this Light through its “13 kinds of mercy” - 13 parts of the
If this Partzuf contracts, the flowing of the Light ceases, and through this
occurrence all the worlds suffer. All kinds of exiles stem from this.
But if Arich Anpin allows the Light to pass through it, such a period is
considered very beneficial.
In order to receive the Light of Hochma from Arich Anpin, it is necessary to
rise in its Rosh.
When Malchut of the World of Atzilut ascends to the level of Arich Anpin, it
indicates that Malchut improves its properties to such an extent that it
becomes similar to Arich Anpin.
This process unfolds as follows: first a request from Malchut is sent to Abba
ve Ima, which performs a correction on Malchut, and then Malchut ascends
to the Rosh of Arich Anpin.
There can only be the Light of Hassadim in the next Partzuf, Abba ve Ima.
Malchut and Zeir Anpin are being corrected with the help of this Light, and
further they are able to receive the Light of Hochma from the Rosh of Arich
Abba ve Ima creates additional Partzufim, which enter Zeir Anpin and
Malchut, in order to show by example how to carry out different actions.
Such an additional Partzuf, which gives power and knowledge to Zeir Anpin
and Malchut, is called Tzelem (image or semblance).
Everything that corrects relates to Abba ve Ima. Everything that is corrected
relates to Malchut and Zeir Anpin.
Why are only these two Partzufim to be corrected? Because these two
Partzufim were broken in the World of Nikudim.
The first three Partzufim of the World of Atzilut came out on the Reshimot of
Rosh (Heads) of the World of Nikudim.
Zeir Anpin of the World of Atzilut is called “Ha Kadosh Baruch Hu” (The Holy
One Blessed Be He).