In the book of Rav Yeva Saba, who is also called ‘Saba D’mishpatim’, he set a rule that Zeir Anpin is called ‘אתה’, ‘You’ because it is revealed and Atika is concealed and is called ‘הוא’,’He/Him’.
In this study the Zohar calls the Chokmah of the 32 paths ‘אתה’, ‘You’ because while it is concealed, it is also the beginning of what is revealed. For that it is also called ‘Father’.
“וְהַחָכְמָה, מֵאַיִן תִּמָּצֵא; וְאֵי זֶה, מְקוֹם בִּינָה”
“But wisdom (Chokmah), from where (מֵאַיִן) shall it be found? And where is the place of understanding (Binah)?”
From where אַיִן , literally means from ‘nothing’ and is reference to the ‘unknown’ Atika Kadisha. ‘אַיִן’, pronounced ‘Ayin’ implies ‘Ein Sof’, ‘The Endless’ that is unknown to us.
“אֱלֹהִים הֵבִין דַּרְכָּהּ וְהוּא יָדַע אֶת מְקוֹמָהּ”
“God understands its way, And He knows its place.”
‘God’ that is Zeir Anpin, understands the ways of Chokmah of the 32 paths to the lower Chokmah. ‘He’ is Atika Kadisha that knows the root of Chokmah that is the place of Father and Mother because it comes from him (Atika kadisha).
“מָה רַבּוּ מַעֲשֶׂיךָ יְהוָה כֻּלָּם בְּחָכְמָה עָשִׂיתָ מָלְאָה הָאָרֶץ קִנְיָנֶךָ”
“How manifold are Thy works, YHVH! In wisdom hast Thou made them all; the earth is full of Thy creatures”
The Torah is Zeir Anpin and the 32 paths of Chokmah spread in it through the 22 letters and the Ten commands of Creation, “And God said…let there be…”.
This Chokmah has the beginning and the end and it is the ‘Father’ of our fathers, Abraham, Isaac and Jacob that are Chessed, Gevurah and Tiferet of Zeir Anpin. They create the Central column and Right and Left with Binah, the Mother.