Petach 78


 כל המעשים – נשאר תולדתם קיימת, אף על פי שהמעשה חלף כבר, והיינו קלקול שנתקן – אין רושם הקלקול אבד, אלא נרשם כך, קלקול שהיה לו תיקון. וכן להיפך ח”ו. והיינו כי אין שכחה לפני כסא כבודו. ובסוף כל הסיבוב יהיה התיקון השלם על פי כל מה שנעשה, אם טוב ואם רע ח”ו.

Each action’s outcome continues to exist even when the action itself is gone. So when for example a flaw has been repaired, the trace of the original flaw doesn’t disappear — it remains a flaw that has nonetheless been repaired. The opposite is also true, God forbid, that is, a merit that has become a flaw is still a merit, but it’s now a flawed merit.

 That’s because nothing is even forgotten before His Throne of Glory. And at the end of the entire cycle there will be a utter repair that would be based on everything that was done, good or — God forbid — bad.

(c) 2014 Rabbi Yaakov Feldman
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