Basics in Kabbalah and Chassidut: Abba

The Stages of the Creative Process
from God’s Infinite Light to Our Physical World

 Introduction
 Or Ein Sof (“God’s Infinite Light”)
 Sod Ha’Tzimtzum (“The Secret of ‘Contraction'”)
 Adam Kadmon (“Primordial Man”)
 Akudim, Nekudim, Brudim (“Binding, Points, Connection”)
 Keter D’Atzilut (“The ‘Crown’ of Emanation”)
 Olam Ha’Atzilut (“The World of Emanation”)
 ABiYA (The Four Worlds: Atzilut, Beriah, Yetzirah, Asiyah)

Olam Ha’Atzilut (“The World of Emanation”)
Ten stages (partzufim–figures) of the world of Atzilut–exclusive consciousness of Divine unity.

 

 Abba Imma Abba
Ila’ah
Imma
Ila’ah
Yisrael
Sabba
Tevunah Ze’ir
Anpin
Nukvah
D’Ze’ir Anpin
Leah Rachel

Abba
“Father”

Abba is the general partzuf which develops in the world of Atzilut from the sefirah of chochmah (“wisdom”). In Atzilut, as in the Divine soul of Israel, it is the first “conscious” power, the first bolt or lightening flash of new insight appearing to the inner eye of the soul.

The partzuf Abba divides into two subordinate partzufimAbba Ila’ah (which develops from the first three sefirot of Abba into a fullpartzuf) and Yisrael Saba (which develops from the last seven sefirot of Abba into a full partzuf).

The general partzuf Abba “enclothes” the “right arm” of the partzuf Arich Anpin, the particular partzuf Abba Ila’ah extending from the “chin” of Arich Anpin to the “chest” of Arich Anpin and the particular partzuf Yisrael Saba extending from the “chest” to the “naval.”

In the soul this means that the superconscious will to serve G-d with love (symbolized by the “right arm” of Arich Anpin) enlivens and motivates, as a soul to a body, the power of insight (the general partzuf Abba). Each new insight possesses an unconscious “vector” force to arouse and manifest Divinely inspired love in the soul.


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