Petach 63

כיון שההנהגה הולכת כך – בסוד חסד ודין, שורש הטוב ושרש הרע, לכן לכל פעולה צריך שני מולידים.

ועל כן לא יצא אור אחד אלא על ידי שני אורות שימשיכו אותו. ושני האורות יהיו – אחד זכר מצד מ”ה, ואחת נוק’ מצד ב”ן. ואז יולידו האור הצריך להיולד – בנוי ממ”ה וב”ן גם כן:

Since Divine governance is based on the mystical principle of a combination of Chessed and Din, which serve as a source of right and of wrong, it follows then that two progenitors are needed for every action.

Thus, a light that’s to govern will only emerge through the agency of two lights that draw it forth, i.e., that will produce it. Of these two producing lights, one will be male and from the side of MaH, and one will be female and from the side of BaN. They will then produce the light that needs to be produced by their conjunction, which will thus be constructed out of both MaH and BaN.


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