The radiance within Adam Kadmon’s face is actually a paradigm of the radiance that’s intrinsic to our own face’s makeup, Ramchal indicates. As he worded it in his comments, “the (human) face should actually express a ‘shine’ or ‘splendor’ like the sun’s” and like Adam Kadmon’s face, “as was true of Moses, whose face radiated (Exodus 34:29) and of Pinchas ”.
“The reason why this radiance isn’t visible now is because since Adam’s sin man’s face is no longer perfect. As Adam had had this radiance …. In point of fact, in the future we’ll all emit this radiance, as it’s written: ‘And they that are wise shall radiate splendor like the splendor of the firmament’ (Daniel 12:3)”.
 Vayikra Rabbah 1:1.
 Zohar 1, 142b.
(c) 2012 Rabbi Yaakov Feldman
Feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
AT LONG LAST! Rabbi Feldman’s translation of Maimonides’ “Eight Chapters” is available here at a discount.
You can still purchase a copy of Rabbi Feldman’s translation of “The Gates of Repentance” here at a discount as well.
Rabbi Yaakov Feldman has also translated and commented upon “The Path of the Just” and “The Duties of the Heart” (Jason Aronson Publishers).