Petach 81

ענין החיבורים האלה שנתחבר מ”ה עם ב”ן הוא שורש כל ההנהגה באמת.

וזה אי אפשר להתגלות, כי אדרבא, כל ההנהגה תלויה בהעלם השורש הזה, שאז בני האדם פועלים לפי ענינם – לפי הבחירה שלהם. והקב”ה מקיים עצתו, שההעלם עצמו גרם התיקון.

לפיכך יש הסדר שהקב”ה מראה ענינו, והוא סדר האצילות ופרצופיו. ויש השורש הנעלם, שהוא איך שנתחבר מ”ה עם ב”ן, וזה אינו נודע:

The phenomenon of the conjunction of MaH and BaN is truly the root of God’s governance of the universe.

But, this root cannot be revealed. In fact, Divine governance is entirety dependent on its being concealed, for when it’s concealed people engage in their affairs out of free will while God carries out His own hidden agenda. As such, it’s the concealment itself that allows for repair.

 Accordingly, there is on one hand the overt order that God Himself displays which involves the order of Atzilut with its various Partzufim, while on the other hand there’s the concealed root that’s based on the fact that MaH is conjoined with BaN, which is covert.


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