Second Palace, Hod

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13) That palace stands inside the first palace and illuminates from the first palace. There are all the precious stones here, which surround it because it is the first Behina of the lights of the palace, the lights of NHY, which are only lights of Hassadim, called “precious stones.” These lights are primarily of the first palace, a palace surrounded by gems. However, by the palaces’ mingling with one another, the lights of the precious stones are also in the second palace.

This is why it was said that this palace illuminates from the first palace. Here there are all the precious stones that surround it because by this palace receiving the illumination of the first palace, there are also the lights of the precious stones here.

14) Within that palace is one light that consists of all four colors, HB TM, which illuminates from above downward. The lights of the first Behina were only the colors of Hassadim, lights of NHY, but here all the colors illuminate, even the color of Hochma. They are considered lights of HGT that are in this palace, which is the second Behina here.

It was said that a light that consists of all the colors, HB TM, illuminates from above downward. It is so because the unification is for VAK, which are the four directions—south, north, east, and west—called HB TM, above and below, NH. In each degree, the illumination of Netzah illuminates the four directions HB TM from below upward, from Chazeh and above. The Hod illuminates the HB TM from above downward in each degree because it extends their illumination from Chazeh and below through the Sium [end] of the degree. Thus, Netzah is regarded as above, and Hod as below.

The palace of Hod illuminates from above downward because Hod extends HB TM from above downward. In this palace are all those who suffered torments and illnesses in this world to be corrected in complete repentance, who thanked and praised their Master each day, and never cancelled their prayer.

It is the nature of a man who is concerned with being corrected before the Creator to see himself as full of deficiencies. It enables him to always pray for complementing his deficiencies. However, he cannot thank and praise the Creator because in his mind, he has nothing for which to thank and praise. If he overcomes and always thanks and praises the Creator each day for the great kindness toward him, he necessarily feels satisfaction in his state, and again he cannot pray and complain to the Creator about his deficiencies.

Thus, exertion in prayer removes him from praises and thanks, and exertion in praises and thanks removes him from prayer. The merit of those righteous is that they are complete on both sides: they were thanking and praising their Master each day, yet they did not lose the power of prayer, never cancelled their prayer, and always suffered torments and pain to correct their works, and prayed to the Creator. This is why they were rewarded with entering the palace of Hod in the Garden of Eden.

15) Within that palace, inside the second Behina of HGT, are all those righteous who sanctify the name of their Master with all their might, and answer with all their might, “Amen, may His great name be blessed.”

The third Behina of the palace is GAR, awarded to those righteous who were rewarded with sanctifying the name of the Creator with all their might, and answering with all their might, “Amen, may His great name be blessed.” Those are the ones who are inside the insides of that palace, since HGT of this palace are inside NHY of the palace, and GAR of the palace are inside HGT of the palace. Thus, GAR of the palace are inside the insides of the palace, and that light that is in HGT of the palace, which includes all the colors HB TM, illuminates to the righteous who are in GAR of the palace, too.

By that light which they receive from HGT of the palace, they stand and see other lights, which are attained and unattained within them. That is, for the greatness of that light, they cannot attain it in full. Rather, it is as though it is attained, yet unattained by them. Above the righteous stands the Messiah. He comes in and stands among them, bringing down the light for them so they may attain it.

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