So everything will achieve a state of goodness and utter perfection.

The final Petach of this section, 69, sums up the great theme of Tikkun with the following.

The Tikkun is brought about by the balance-scale that all the lights need to repair each other [1], with just enough “openings” and just enough “closings”, ­ i.e., interactions between the parts, to produce a rectified form of Divine governance with all the great orders in place and able to work in conjunction with each other.

That would enable there to be a single cycle of creation in which everything will eventually achieve a state of goodness without anymore wrong and of utter perfection.

We’ll turn next to Section 12, Partzuf.


[1] See Petach 59, referred to in 11:2 above.

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