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Ayn Soph
Without End  

Ayn Soph means "who is unknowable" or "without end". Because He is without end we can never hope to completely understand Him. Few have ever begun the journey to the most basic elementary levels of knowledge of the Ayn Soph.

On the physical scale we can barely begin to comprehend his nature. How much less do we understand of the Ayn Soph on the spiritual level. Ayn Soph represents the great beyond which even the most learned and masterful students fail to touch.

As the diagram shows, He reaches us through the "emanations" shown in the picture. The last (or first depending on the perspective) is the Keter or crown.

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Abba 
Father   
and 
Chokmah  
Wisdom 

There are three main branches to the Tree of Sephirot. 

  1. Abba is Abba beshamayim (Father in Heaven). 

  2. Keter is what Christians call Ben (Son). 

  3. Aima (Mother) is the emanations of the Ruach HaKodesh (Holy Spirit)

Chokmah - Emination characterized by wisdom which is associated with the  Father nature and branch of the tree of Sefiroth,, or wisdom, is a representation of contemplative, and synthetic aspects of G-d's thought; all of knowable reality originates and emanates from this primordial point. The name of G-d that is associated with Chokmah - Emination characterized by wisdom which is associated with the  Father nature and branch of the tree of Sefiroth, is the Yod - The smallest Hebrew letter and the fist letter of the sacred Name YHWH. This letter is always associated with the Sacred Name and in Kabalah we see YHWH in every word that uses the Yod. It is possibly the single most important letter of the alefbet. Yod and Hey, that when formed  make Yah. Chokmah - Emination characterized by wisdom which is associated with the  Father nature and branch of the tree of Sefiroth, is the Sephirot that provides the seed for Binah to create the lower seven Sephiroth, starting with the World of Creation, or Beriah. Beriah is the '3rd Heaven' spoken of by Rav Sha'ul; it is the Spiritual Realm separated and unique from G-d. 

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Keter  
Crown
 


There are three main branches to the Tree of Sephirot. 

  1. Abba is Abba beshamayim (Father in Heaven). 

  2. Keter is what Christians call Ben (Son). 

  3. Aima (Mother) is the emanations of the Ruach HaKodesh (Holy Spirit)

Keter, or crown, is the uppermost sephirah that can be contemplated by Mankind. Moshiach is associated with Keter as portraying the invisible image of G-d. The beard is particularly important in the diagram, as it is a symbol associated with Keter; much like the beard envisioned by Ezekiel, it displays the Sovereignty of G-d over all of creation. The name of G-d associated with Keter is Ehyeh, or I AM. The World of Emanation, or Azilut emanates from Keter.

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Binah
Understanding
 
and 
Aimah
Mother 

There are three main branches to the Tree of Sephirot. 

  1. Abba is Abba beshamayim (Father in Heaven). 

  2. Keter is what Christians call Ben (Son). 

  3. Aima (Mother) is the emanations of the Ruach HaKodesh (Holy Spirit)

Binah, or understanding, as shown in the diagram, is the Matro Shekhinah: the Mother of the Shekhinah. Other Hebrew symbols and imagery related to Binah are Teshuvah, Palace, and Womb. The name of G-d that is associated with Binah is Elohim. Binah receives the seed from Chokmah - Emination characterized by wisdom which is associated with the  Father nature and branch of the tree of Sefiroth, that creates the lower seven Sephiroth. 

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Chesed 
Mercy


Chesed
is the Hebrew word for mercy; the Right Arm of G-d is a symbol associated with Chesed. Grace, a result of Chesed, is trickled down into the lower Sephirot, finally reaching Malkhut, which is the doorway for G-d's presence into the World of Action (material world that Adam and Chava entered). Names of G-d associated with Chesed are El, and El-yon, or Supreme G-d. 

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Tefereth 
Beauty  

Tif'eret is the Hebrew word for beauty. Tif'eret, through the channels shown in the diagram, unites all of the nine Sephiroth. Tif'eret is also the offspring of Chokmah - Emination characterized by wisdom which is associated with the  Father nature and branch of the tree of Sefiroth, and Binah. Adonai, and YHVH names of G-d associated with Tif'eret.

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Gevurah  
Severity

Gevurah is the Hebrew word for judgment or severity, which also trickles down into the lower Sephirot to reach Malkhut and the World of Action. Other symbols and imagery associated with this Sephirot are consuming fire; darkness, night, cloud, mist; and finally, Serpent. This power is necessary to maintain order in the universe; unfortunately, the destructive forces necessary to keep order and exact punishment also contains the seeds of demonic Evil, the 'Sitra Ahra', or the 'Other Side.' 

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Netzach 
Victory
 

Netzah
is the Hebrew word for victory, or endurance; it represents G-d's active grace in the world. The name YHVH Tza'va'ot is associated with Netzah. Moshe is a biblical figure associated with Netzah; indeed, Moshe was victorious leading the Children of Israel out of Egypt.

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Yesod 
Foundation

Yesod, in Hebrew, means foundation. Yesod is a phalluc symbol, which represents the pillar connecting heaven and earth; also associated with the Tsaddik (Righteous One).

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Hod
Glory  

Hod is the Hebrew word for glory. It is through this Sephirah that G-d's judgment comes down to the world. The name of G-d associated with Hod is Elohim Tza'va'ot. Hod and Netzah form the beginning of the lower half of the World of Assiyah (Action), where Adam and Chava were expelled to after receiving their garments of skin. Rav Sha'ul spoke of the spiritual body received during the resurrection in 1 Corinthians 15:39-48 

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Malkuth 
Kingdom

Malkhut - Hebrew for Kingdom, Malkhut is represented by Shekhinah, Sabbath, Adonai, and humility. David is the biblical figure associated with Malkhut, who was so aptly sought after by the L-rd as "a man after His own heart." (1 Samuel 13)

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Daat  
Knowledge 

Da'at is a Hebrew word for knowledge; though, the knowledge is not that of the world, but of G-d. When the angel told Daniel that many shall go to and fro, and knowledge shall increase (Daniel 12:4), the angel was most assuredly referring to knowledge of G-d and Torah.  Da'at operates on two levels: the upper level referred to as da'at hane'elam ("the hidden knowledge"), serves to secure the bond between the two higher powers of intellect -- Chokmah - Emination characterized by wisdom which is associated with the  Father nature and branch of the tree of Sefiroth, and binah; the lower level, referred to as da'at hamitpashet ("extending knowledge"), serves to connect the intellect as a whole with the realm of emotion, which serves to enhance one's resolve to act in accordance with essential truths integrated into consciousness. There are differing Tree of Life diagrams, some of which depict Da'at as one of the Sephiroth. We have placed Daat outside of the table above because it is not always included as one of the Sephiroth.

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