Why the primordial kings weren’t spared “sorrow” and “severity”

This phenomenon is what was lacking in the primordial kings, in the world of Nikkudim during the breaking of the vessels. For the six Sephirot of Chessed, Gevurah, Tipheret, Netzach, Hod, and Yesod that came into play then, didn’t face towards the Malchut that came into play. and they thus weren’t spared “sorrow” and “severity” or isolation, and Imma allowed them to remain that way rather than to mitigate the situation, so as to allow for the cleansing process.

Ramchal makes the addition point in his comments here that “wrongfulness per se didn’t yet exist” in the realm in which the breaking of the vessels occurred, which would have explained how goodness, unity, and severity could have been undone; it was “the initial state of Zeir Anpin in its aspect of strict Judgment”, which did exist, that fed into this.

(c) 2013 Rabbi Yaakov Feldman

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