“Coupling”, “pregnancy”, and “birth” (1)

Petach 65 then expands upon the idea of coupling by adding that any Tikkun that comes about through the interactions of male and female comes under the rubric of the mystical notions of “coupling” as well as “pregnancy”, and “birth”.

As Ramchal explains in his comments here, human phenomena like “coupling”, “pregnancy”, “birth” and the like are used here because, “as we know, the entire Tikkun-process is connected to the … mystical notion of ‘the likeness of man’”. That’s to say that human expressions and concepts are used to explain these sorts of supernal ones because the two are analogous.

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