The solution (Part 1)

So much for the makeup of the line; let’s turn now to its place in the grand scheme of things — along with that of the trace — as Ramchal understands it. That is, let’s explore Ramchal’s solution to the enigma of a “line” entering into the “trace” left behind in the reality that was produced by the coming about of the Tzimtzum.

At bottom it comes down to the idea that the line represents God’s unchanging will in the context of the Sephirot and Partzufim which represent changing circumstances within the environment created by the trace.

Ramchal explained this in his comments to Klach as well as elsewhere, but he explains it best in Klallim Rishonim which we’ll draw from most especially.

(c) 2011 Rabbi Yaakov Feldman

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