From the book: The Essential Secret of the Jews, M. Brushtein.
How Everything Began
“The nucleus around which the entire Creation is united in the pursuit of a common goal, – is Israel.” (Ramchal – Moshe Chaim Luzzatto [1707-1747], Kabbalist, poet. “Da’at Tevunot.” 277)
The World Was Created From A Point
We talked a lot about unity. It is interesting to see when this process began in matter, so to speak, initially—is one. And second, how these trends, the trends towards unification, evolved. Since we introduced what happened long before the Big Bang, we will see what happened next. How did that primary program “express” itself in the matter that is known to us?
“The entire universe was squashed into a single point with zero size, like a sphere of radius zero. At that time, the density of the universe and the curvature of space-time would have been infinite. It is the time that we call the big bang.” (Stephen Hawking and Leonard Mlodinow, “A Briefer History of Time”)
What happens? It turns out that we, the entire universe with all the nebulae, black holes and other objects, was originally housed in the point that had no size?
It is impossible to imagine that, but the fact pleases. Indeed, he argues that theoretically it is possible to unite everything without exception, even the capitalist and socialist, even egoism and altruism, and even an anti-Semite and Jew. Since this fact is scientific, we can assume that our hypothesis began to gain points.
It is still interesting. Who and why did he decide to disturb the Commune-point idyll?
Here’s how the famous physicist responds to this question.
“This means that questions such as who set up the conditions for the big bang are not questions that science addresses.” (Stephen Hawking and Leonard Mlodinow, “A Briefer History of Time”)
It is unfortunate that academic science is not able to answer such questions. Let’s refer to the non-academic science – Kabbalah.
“Behold, that before the emanations were emanated and the creatures were created,
The upper simple light had filled the whole existence.
And there was no vacancy, such as an empty atmosphere, a hollow, or a pit,
But all was filled with simple, boundless light.
And there was no such part as head, or tail,
But everything was simple, smooth light, balanced evenly and equally,
And it was called the Endless Light.
And when upon His simple will, came the desire to create the world and emanate the emanations,
To bring to light the perfection of His deeds, His names, His appellations,
Which was the cause of the creation of the worlds,
He then restricted Himself, in the middle,
Precisely in the center,
He restricted the light.
And the light drew far off to the sides around that middle point.
And there remained an empty space, a vacuum
Circling the middle point.
And the restriction had been uniform
Around the empty point,
So that the space
Was evenly circled around it.
There, after the restriction,
Having formed a vacuum and a space
Precisely in the middle of the endless light,
A place was formed,
Where the emanated and the created might reside.
Then from Endless Light a single line hung down,
Lowered down into that space.
And through that line, He emanated, formed,
Created all the worlds.
Before these four worlds came to be
There was one infinite, one name, in wondrous, hidden unity,
That even for the closest of the angels
There is no attainment in the endless,
As there is no mind that can perceive it,
For He has no place, no boundary, no name.” (“The Tree of Life,” The Ari, 16th century Kabbalist)
To be honest, this text raises more questions than gives answers. However, the poem is impressive. And not only because of the sublime poetics, for example, but also by the fact that the author aligns the concepts of space and time. By the way, it is almost four centuries before the discovery of the theory of relativity!
In addition, the words “circle” and “round” catch the eye.
It calls for the analogy with the word “sphere” in the description of the Big Bang, and with the shape of our planet and the globality of the world.