We’ll now touch somewhat on what Ramchal said on rah in general in other works then we’ll turn to what he says here, in this section of Klach. Understand that we spoke a lot about this in 1:5 (see 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5) so we’ll only offer a fairly straight-forward presentation of sources here.
To begin with, we find that he clearly indicates that rah has a lofty source. “Since God’s wisdom decreed that both right and wrong would exist in the world”, he says, it’s clear then that “this phenomenon (i.e., both right and wrong) has to originate in the Root Sources (i.e., the Sephirot and Partzufim)” (Derech Hashem 1:5:7).
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