The whole on-going process of governance

Petach 12

כללות כל ההנהגה הסובבת עד תשלומה, וכן כללות כל הנמצאים, הוא רק ענין אחד וסדר אחד שתיקן המאציל ית”ש, שתכליתו הוא ההטבה השלמה בכל מיני שלמות. ותנאי הסדר הזה הם כל הבריות ומשפטי הנהגתם.

והוא סוד דמות אדם במנין אבריו, וסדר קשריהם כמו שהם בו ממש. ולכן א”ק, שהוא כללות הכל, הוא כללות סדר זה של דמות זה. נמצא שלא המציא המאציל ית”ש אלא מציאות אחד, שהוא סדר דמות אדם. וכל מה שיש במציאות כולו ביחד, בין בבריות, בין בהנהגה, אינו אלא סוד דמות זה שלם:

The whole on-going process of governance (of the universe) until its completion and the whole of creation (itself) encompasses one single phenomenon and array which the Emanator instituted with the goal of bestowing utter goodness (upon creation) to the utmost degree of perfection. All created entities and the rules by which they’re governed are part of this array.

It’s all (an expression of) the mystic figure of a (single) person with all his body-parts, which are all inter-connected exactly as they would be in a person. As such, Adam Kadmon, which encompasses everything (in creation), comprises the entire array formed in this figure.

At bottom, the Emanator only brought about a single entity: an array (of phenomena) in the form of a person. Thus everything that exists, (which is to say,) all of created entities as well along with their governance, is (comprised of) the entirety of this mystical figure.

(c) 2011 Rabbi Yaakov Feldman

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