Since all acts of Tikkun, righteousness, and justice are in fact rooted in the conjunction of MaH and BaN as we’d said, it follows then that everything that was and will be and will occur in the world is rooted there too from the first. That’s because it was always God’s intention that though the world would experience blemishes and the like, it would ultimately be rectified. And that back and forth is all rooted in the conjunction of the ironically “mutually exclusive” forces of MaH and BaN.
Ramchal then adds the following, which opens up a world of implications as we’ll see. He remarks that this phenomenon is tied into the mystical notion of God’s foreknowledge versus human free will. This theme will recur soon enough in Klach so we’ll spend some time explaining it.
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