98. רַבִּי אַבָּא פָּתַח וְאָמַר, (שם ו) וְאָהַבְתָּ אֶת ה’ אֱלֹהֶיךָ בְּכָל לְבָבְךָ וּבְכָל נַפְשְׁךָ וּבְכָל מְאֹדֶךָ. כְּמוֹ זֶה כָּאן נִרְמָז הַיִּחוּד הַקָּדוֹשׁ, וְאַזְהָרָה הוּא לָאָדָם לְיַחֵד אֶת הַשֵּׁם הַקָּדוֹשׁ כָּרָאוּי בְּאַהֲבָה עֶלְיוֹנָה. בְּכָל לְבָבְךָ – זֶה יָמִין וּשְׂמֹאל (קָדוֹשׁ) שֶׁנִּקְרָאִים יֵצֶר טוֹב וְיֵצֶר רַע. וּבְכָל נַפְשְׁךָ – זוֹ נֶפֶשׁ דָּוִד שֶׁנִּתְּנָה בֵינֵיהֶם. וּבְכָל מְאֹדֶךָ – לְהַכְלִילָם לְמַעְלָה בְּמָקוֹם שֶׁאֵין בּוֹ שִׁעוּר. כָּאן הוּא יִחוּד שָׁלֵם לֶאֱהֹב אֶת הַקָּדוֹשׁ בָּרוּךְ הוּא כָּרָאוּי.
99. עוֹד, וּבְכָל מְאֹדֶךָ – זֶה יַעֲקֹב, שֶׁהוּא אָחוּז לְכָל הַצְּדָדִים, וְהַכֹּל הוּא יִחוּד שָׁלֵם כָּרָאוּי, מִשּׁוּם כָּךְ הוּא אַהֲרֹן וּמֹשֶׁה, הוּא מֹשֶׁה וְאַהֲרֹן, הַכֹּל הוּא אֶחָד בְּלִי פֵרוּד.
Continued from previous DZ
We mentioned in #89 above that ‘Take into the hearts’ is to include the Left in the Right as one to know that YHVH is God (ELHYM). Rabbi Aba says that now we know that when it says ‘He’ in ‘He is Aaron and Moses’ (#88) it means Aaron and Moses, spirit (Tiferet) in water (Chessed) and water with spirit.
Rabbi Aba says “You shall love the YHVH your God with all your hearts, with all your soul, and with all your might” (Deuteronomy 6:5) and explains that it is about a holy unification of the Right and Left with supernal love. ‘Your hearts’ are the Good and the evil inclinations that should be brought together in the spiritual level where there are no limits.
When a person transforms his bad side to do good he unifies the Right (Chessed) and the Left (Gevurah) and pleases the Holy One Blessed be He.
‘With all your soul (Nefesh)’ is the secret of Malchut that is completed with the unification and called ‘Nefesh of David’ that is between the Right and the Left.
Then it says ‘With all your might’ to elevate Chessed and Gevurah to the upper three where there are no limits.
This study teaches us that the Shema Israel prayer that starts in Deuteronomy 6:4 makes a complete unification between Malchut and the upper three Sefirot.
Chessed and Gevurah are Right and left at the top of Zeir Anpin, Moses and Aaron are Right and Left at the lower part of Zeir Anpin. Jacob is the centerline between the Right and the Left. This unification connects Malchut through Yessod and the upper three.