Here’s how Ramchal explains the need for the following. “After having discussed how the Great (Day of) Judgment will entail a full reckoning of the defects and repairs” brought on by our deeds, “we’d now do well to offer more of an explanation of the source” of those defects and repairs. Because not only are the laudatory repairs rooted in the Divine Forces — the blameworthy defects are, too.
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