Erich Anpin and its counterpart Zeir Anpin (2)

And yet Zeir Anpin which represents the mystical notion of justice derives from Erich Anpin, for Zeir Anpin does in fact derive from it, though you might not think so since they’re antithetical.

The point of the matter is that even though judgment exists and functions very pronouncedly in the world as we now know it, it will be undone in the end because it is a product of — and thus must ultimately be subsumed to — beneficence [1].

Footnote:

[1]         See Clallim Rishonim 24 and Ma’amar Havichuah 136 “Amnan” for a discussion of Erich Anpin versus Zeir Anpin.

 

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