Gradual Restriction Of Light

294.2Remark: In The Study of the Ten Sefirot Baal HaSulam explains that the light gradually restricted itself and receded in four stages until creation was in a place where there is no light at all and there is only a desire to receive.

My Comment: Detachment from the Creator means a gradual cessation of the feeling of goodness, eternity, and perfection.

Creation is moving away from the Creator by gradually reducing His impact on it. To this extent, it becomes more and more egoistic, detached from the Creator, and changes its qualities since the Creator has less and less influence on it.

Therefore, the creation is detached to such an extent that the Creator becomes practically not felt, not defined, and imperceptible. And it turns out that there is no connection between it and the Creator.

But here we must say that this is felt only in relation to creation. And the Creator continues to influence him as He wishes.
From KabTV’s “The Study of the Ten Sefirot (TES)” 9/4/22

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