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THE MITTLER REBBE
"This  treatise speaks about the matter of the G-dly unity in every particular part of the Seder Hishtalshelut of the ten Sefirot of the four worlds of Atzilut, Briyah, Yetzirah and Asiyah.  It is a summary of everything that is possible for a person to bring close to his intellect in a comprehension that is grasped within the brain and heart." (Introduction to Shaar HaYichud)

THE REBBE RAYATZ
In former generations young men were not admitted to hear maamarim being delivered by the Rebbe of their generation. They first had to be familiar at least with the Seder Hishtalshelus, at least to know all of its stations. This is what the Mitteler Rebbe's Shaar HaYichud is all about -- it explains the nature of hisbonenus and also the themes upon which one should meditate. (Likkutei Dibburim)

THE LUBAVITCHER REBBE
My grandfather said that the Mittler Rebbe wrote specific maamarim and a special book for every different kind of maskil and oveid in the chassidic community.  Shaar Hayichud and Shaarei Ora, however, are general, written for all chassidim.  Shaar Hayichud is the key to the teachings of Chassidus; Shaarei Ora is the alef-beit of Chassidus.(Hayom Yom)

 


 
 
THE GATE OF UNITY

THE GATE OF UNITY

SHAAR HAYICHUD
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ONE
Within which is explained the three faculties of the mind, Chochmah, Binah and Daat. Also explained in this chapter is the methodology of Hitbonenut contemplation.(9 pages)
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TWO
This chapter explains the faculty of Tvunah, and how it is born of Hitbonenut contemplation. (6 pages)
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THREE
This chapter is a recap of the previous two chapters, and gives insight into how to properly approach Hitbonenut contemplation. (5 pages)
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FOUR
This chapter discusses whether the Hitbonenut contemplation should be done in a general manner, or in a particular manner specifically. (6 pages)
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FIVE
This chapter explains how sublimation to G-d is born specifically from Hitbonenut contemplation, and according to ones grasp of the concepts. (4 pages)
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SIX
This chapter explains the various levels of love and fear, which are aroused only through Hitbonenut contemplation. (11 pages)
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SEVEN
This chapter explains the general point of the comprehension of the Seder Hishtalshelut (The Chaining Down of the Worlds), and gives a general synopsis of the entire chaining down. (7 pages)
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EIGHT
This chapter is a continuation of the previous chapter. It includes an explanation of the general unification of the chaining down of the worlds (Seder Hishtalshelut). (7 pages)
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NINE
This chapter explains how G-d remains completely unchanged and unaffected by the chaining down of the worlds, and the changes that take place within the world. (5 pages)
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TEN
This chapter explains the singularity of the Essence of G-d, and the three general levels which precede Tzimtzum. (7 pages)
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ELEVEN
This chapter explains the analogies given in the previous chapter, regarding the Singularity of G-d, and the three general levels which precede Tzimtzum. (6 pages)
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TWELVE
This chapter begins to explain the concept of Tzimtzum, and the Reshimu (Impression) which remained afterwards. (4 pages)
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THIRTEEN
This chapter explains the analogies given in the previous chapter regarding Tzimtzum and Reshimu. (9 pages)
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FOURTEEN
This chapter begins to explain the concept of the Kav V'Chut - the Line and Thread which is drawn from the aspect of the Reshimu - Impression. (5 pages)
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FIFTEEN
This chapter explains how the Kav - the Line which is drawn from the aspect of the Reshimu - Impression, is bound with the Essence of the Infinite Light. (7 pages)
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SIXTEEN
This chapter explains the aspect of Igullim - Circles, which are drawn from the Kav - the Line. This chapter also explains the difference between the simple desire which preceded the Tzimtzum, and the desire which follows the Tzimzum. (4 pages)
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SEVENTEEN
This chapter explains the difference between the sefirotic scheme of Igullim - Circles, and that of Yosher - Upright. This chapter also explains the aspect of the Primal Desire - Ratzon Kadoom for Creation. (8 pages)
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EIGHTEEN
This chapter continues to explain the Primal Desire - Ratzon Kadoom, and also explains the aspect of the "Desire for the Desire - Ratzon L'Ratzon" of Adam Kadmon, and how it is brought into existence from the aspect of the Primal Desire.(6 pages)
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NINETEEN
This chapter explains the concept of "the revelation of the concealed", and how the world of Atzilut - Emanation is emanated into revelation, from the concealment of Adam Kadmon.(6 pages)
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TWENTY
This chapter explains the concepts of Tohu - Chaos, and Tikkun - Rectification.(6 pages)
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TWENTY ONE
This chapter explains the divisions of the sefirot of Tikkun - Rectification in three lines, right, left and middle, and begins to explain the concept of their inter-inclusions.(7 pages)
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TWENTY TWO
This chapter explains the various types of division and interinclusion of the sefirot of Tikkun - Rectification.(9 pages)
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TWENTY THREE
This chapter begins to explain Keter of the world of Atzilut - Emanation. That is, Atik Yomin and Arich Anpin, Pleasure and Desire.(5 pages)
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TWENTY FOUR
This chapter continues to explain the particulars of Keter of the world of Atzilut - Emanation, (Atik Yomin and Arich Anpin), and the analogue of all that has been said in the previous chapter.(6 pages)
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TWENTY FIVE
This chapter explains the enclothement of Arich Anpin into Abba (Chochmah) and Imma (Binah) of the world of Atzilut - Emanation.(8 pages)
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TWENTY SIX
This chapter explains the ten sefirot of Abba (Chochmah) and Imma (Binah), and the three levels of the intellectual sefirot of the world of Atzilut - Emanation.(11 pages)
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TWENTY SEVEN
This chapter introduces the concept of Lights - Orot and Vessels - Kelim, Encompassing Lights - Orot Makifim and Pervading Lights - Orot Pnimiyeem.(8 pages)
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TWENTY EIGHT
This chapter continues to explain the concept of Lights - Orot and Vessels - Kelim, Encompassing Lights - Orot Makifim and Pervading Lights - Orot Pnimiyeem of the world of Atzilut, and explains the analogies of the previous chapter.(8 pages)
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TWENTY NINE
This chapter explains the source of the Vessels - Kelim, the "Simple Primal Matter - Chomer Pashoot, The Potential Power to Limit - Koach HaGvool and Actual Limitation - Gvool B'Poel. It also explains how even the external Vessels of world of Atzilut, are literally bound with the Essence of G-d.(5 pages)
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THIRTY
This chapter returns to the explanation of the particulars of the Vessels - Kelim, and their internal, intermediate and external aspects. Also explained is the investment of the Lights - Orot within the Vessels - Kelim, and the "growth" of the vessels in proportion to the investment of Light.(18 pages)
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THIRTY ONE
The two aspects of the inter-inclusion of opposites, in the Lights - Orot and in the Vessels - Kelim, and a continued explanation of how the ultimate purpose is the investment of the lights within the vessels.(10 pages)
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THIRTY TWO
The explanation of how the "Heart", i.e. Zeir Anpin, which are the Emotional sefirot of the world of Atzilut - Emanation, is totally one with the Essence of the Infinite Light which preceded Tzimtzum. Also explained at length in this chapter are the aspects of the Thirty-Two Pathways and the Fifty Gates of Binah.(11 pages)
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THIRTY THREE
In continuation of the previous chapter, this chapter recaps the entire chaining down (Hishtalshelut) from the Essence of the Infinite Light which preceded the Tzimtzum until the externality of Zeir Anpin (the heartfelt emotions) of the world of Atzilut - Emanation.(7 pages)
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INTRODUCTION TO THIRTY FOUR
This introduction explains the concept of the "birth" of Zeir Anpin of Atzilut from the intellectual statures of Abba and Imma, and the stages of "maturity" of Zeir Anpin, i.e. Yaakov and Yisrael.(19 pages)
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THIRTY FOUR
This chapter continues to explain the aspects Zeir Anpin of Atzilut, the "birth" of Zeir Anpin, the various types of investment of the intellect within the emotions of Zeir Anpin, and the stages of "maturity" (Katnut and Gadlut) of Zeir Anpin, which are called Yaakov and Yisrael.(16 pages)
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THIRTY FIVE
Continued explanations of the aspects of Yaakov and Yisrael, and the benefit of the middle line over the right and left lines.(12 pages)
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THIRTY SIX
This chapter explains the aspect of "The offspring of Yaakov" which is the aspect of Yosef, or Yesod of Zeir Anpin of the world of Atzilut - Emanation.(17 pages)
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THIRTY SEVEN
In this chapter the "Voice of Yaakov" (the "voice that is heard in speech", and the "inner unheard voice") is explained, as well as the unifications (Yichudim) of Zeir Anpin and Nukvah (i.e. Yisrael, Yaakov, Leah and Rachel).(10 pages)
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THIRTY EIGHT
This chapter begins to explain the difference between Vessels (Kelim) and Garments (Levushim), and explains the source of the Letters (Otiot) and their function.(7 pages)
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THIRTY NINE
Continued explanations regarding the difference between Vessels (Kelim) and Garments (Levushim). (7 pages)
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And much more coming soon!