We’d already cited the beginning of the complex laying-out of Adam Kadmon’s various esoteric elements. What it’s all meant to illustrate is the fact that while Adam Kadmon’s “inner light and encompassing light are initially far from one another” they nonetheless “steadily come closer together, little by little”, as Ramchal points out in his comments to Petach 33. And as we’ll find, they all do what they do in order to allow for the declension of the esoteric worlds — from Adam Kadmon to Atzilut to Briah to Yetzirah to Assiyah, and eventually down to our own material world.

We’ll see how Ramchal sets this up and explains it reasoning as well as its relation to ourselves in the next few entries.

(c) 2012 Rabbi Yaakov Feldman

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