Kabbalists On The Purpose Of Creation, Part 17

Dr. Michael LaitmanDear Friends, please ask questions about these passages from the great Kabbalists. I promise to answer them. Commentaries in brackets are mine.

Why Is The Creator Concealed From Man?

Had He told them about the wondrous things in the essence of the reward [in merging with Him through our similarity in the property of bestowal and love], they would necessarily use and [unintentionally] assume His work [bestowal with intention] in order to obtain that wonderful reward for themselves. This would be considered working for themselves, for self-love. That, in turn, would falsify the whole purpose [of the Creator to make us similar to Him, eternal, free, independent from Him, and perfect].
– Baal HaSulam, Article The Arvut (Mutual Guarantee), Item 29

The Lord is the [property of] absolute benevolent goal. Accordingly, it is the law of the benevolent to do good, and that is what He desired – to create creatures so He could be benevolent towards them since if there is no receiver of the goodness, there is no benevolence. Indeed, in order for the benevolence to be complete, He knew in His sublime wisdom that it is worthy for the receivers to receive it from their own toil. Only then they would have that goodness, and no shame would remain as they receive the goodness, as would be if he were to receive charity from another.
– Ramchal, Klalei Pitchei Hochma ve Da’at (The Rules of Gates of Wisdom and Knowledge), Item 18

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One Comment

  1. I love the writtings of Rabbi Luzzatto. The later post reminds me of Opening #4/138 from RaMChaL.

    The Eyn Sof, blessed be He, wanted to bestow complete good, so that its recipients will not even be ashamed. He planned and calculated how to reveal His perfect oneness in actuality, for before Him there are no barriers or deficiencies. Accordingly, He established the system of government that He follows, in which eventually evil actually turns back into good. Initially, He gave a place for evil to do what is in its power, but at the end of everything, all the damage is repaired and all evil turns back into actual good. And thus His oneness is revealed, and this itself is the delight of the souls.


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