Petach 30

בצמצום הושרש שילכו הדברים לפי הנהגת העולם עד הסוף, פירוש – שיוכלו הקלקולים להמצא, אך שסוף הכל יחזור הכל לתיקון האחרון, שהיחוד יראה לאמיתו.

ועל פי הדרך הזה הושם החק – שסוף דבר נעשה המציאות בסוד טוב ורע, גם את זה לעומת זה, דהיינו שיתפשט ענין הספירות בכל מדרגותיהם וכל תולדותיהם, הכל לצד ההטבה. ושיברא בריאה אחת שיהיה בענינה כל קלקולי הטוב, והיא הנקראת ס”א. ויהיה הכוונה שיתגבר כח ההטבה, עד שכל קלקול יחזור לתקון, ואז יוודע היחוד לאמיתו.

Rooted in the Tzimtzum (is the principle) that everything (in the created world) would follow a natural course until the end. That’s to say, that flaws would exist (in the course of things) but that in the end — when God’s Yichud will be seen for what it is — everything would return to its ultimate perfection.

It was accordingly established that there’d ultimately be a realm of existence that would be based on (i.e., that the world would function according to the principle of) the mystical implications of right and wrong, and of thesis and antithesis. That’s to say that the Sephirot would unfold on all their levels and with all that they’re to generate in order to bestow (ultimate) goodness, while a (second, opposite) realm was to be brought into being that would allow for flaws and would be termed “the other (i.e., opposite) side”. And the (ultimate) goal is that the power to bestow goodness would hold sway, to the point where each flaw would return to a state of repair, and God’s actual Yichud would become realized.

(c) 2011 Rabbi Yaakov Feldman

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