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its Time I Will Hasten it":
has its source in the eitan, ”the staunch one” in the soul.
(Abraham, the first and foremost of all believers in God, is referred to as Eitan
Ha'ezrachi). The eitan is the essential force of the soul
that manifests tangibly in the inner dimension of the sefirah of chochmah.
In Kabbalah, the eitan is referred to as God's 72 letter Name (Av).
(In total, there are 27 ways to
spell God's Essential Name Havayah in full -- each one of the three
vav, hei, possesses three different spellings). It
corresponds to the letter yud of
God's Name, Havayah.
strong will to actualize the
process corresponds to the powerful lights of God's 63 letter Name (Sag).
These are the lights of the World of Chaos (Tohu).
They contain a forceful drive to conquer known reality and to change it in
accordance with my will and as I see its rectification. God's
63 letter Name and its chaotic drive (also associated with the power of
imagination) correspond to Binah and
to the upper hei in Havayah.
intellect that enclothes the strong will of the World of Chaos and molds it
into tools to rectify reality corresponds to God's 45 letter Name(Mah).
This is the power of the soul that ensures that the compelling energy of
the World of Chaos will not break reality and will not be broken, itself. It
is the intellect, corresponding to the vav
of Havayah, which channels the lights and will of Chaos into a
realistic plan of action.
of the desired change in reality corresponds to malchut,
the "revealed world" in which changes are openly seen. This is
the power of God's 52 letter Name (Ban) that illuminates reality. It
corresponds to the lower hei of Havayah.
fifth stage discussed in the previous chapters, the internal experience of
the change in reality that accompanies the study of the inner secrets of the
Torah, corresponds to the "thorn of the yud" (kotz)
of Havayah. At first glance, this experience would seem to be the
last to be realized. As it is the ultimate goal of the entire process, the
experience of the inner secrets of the Torah is the will of God that
motivates it. This is the characteristic of keter
-- the true will of the Creator. As the entire process began with the
study of the Torah of Mashiach, the experience of the inner secrets of the
Torah is also the very first stage of the process. The study of the Torah of
Mashiach is the beginning foothold in the process of bringing the Mashiach,
and it is also its ultimate end. This exemplifies the Kabbalistic principle
of "The end is enwedged in the beginning, and the beginning is enwedged
in the end."
Let us summarize the process of bringing Mashiach as described by conscious determination, Chashmal, and God's Name, Havayah.
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