Petach 36

עולם הנקודים הוא מה שהאצילות עם כל ענפיו היו הולכים ונעשים, כאומן העושה כלי מחתיכת עץ, שבתחלה הוא גולם, ואחר כך בהשתלם צורתו – אז נראה היופי שלו בצורה שלמה.

The world of Nikkudim came about when the world of Atzilut with all its offshoots i.e., the worlds of Briah, Yetzirah, and Assiyah, were fashioned successively much the way a craftsman produces something (literally, “a vessel”) out of what’s at first an amorphous piece of wood which proves to be something orderly and beautiful when completed.

(c) 2012 Rabbi Yaakov Feldman

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