Daily Tanya: Iggeret HaKodesh, end of Epistle 20

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Iggeret HaKodesh, end of Epistle 20

ומזה

And from this, from the earlier explanation of the paradox of Or Chozer, whereby it is specifically in the lowest levels of Asiyah that the light of Sovev Kol Almin and the light of the Kav rebound most intensely,

יובן היטב בענין סדר המדרגות: דומם, צומח, חי, מדבר

we can clearly understand the subject of the order of the levels [of created beings] — the inorganic, the vegetative, the animal, and the articulate being (i.e., man),

שהן בחינת עפר, מים, אש, רוח

which correspond to and are expressed within the composition of all created beings as the Elements of Earth, Water, Fire and Air.

שאף שהחי הוא למעלה מהצומח, והמדבר למעלה מהחי

For though the animal [level] is higher than the vegetative [level],1 and the articulate being is higher than the animal,

אף על פי כן, החי ניזון וחי מהצומח, והמדבר מקבל חיותו משניהם

nevertheless, the animal is nourished and lives by the vegetative, and the articulate being receives his vitality from them both,

וגם חכמה ודעת

and even wisdom and knowledge. Read more…..

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