Sunday, March 06, 2005

R' Ashlag Ch. 18 (sect. 1)

Rabbi Yehudah Ashlag's "Introduction to the Zohar"

-- as translated and commented on by Rabbi Yaakov Feldman


Ch. 18


"Now we can now settle the fifth inquiry as well".

-- See 1:6.

"For we asked (there) how finite, mortal, and ephemeral creatures (like us) could ever derive from an Infinite Being".

"But it now becomes clear (how that’s so, given) that they (i.e., we) have already derived from Him, and are thus indeed (creations) of the caliber of (i.e., that one would expect to have emanated from) His infinite Being, since they’re (already) eternal, perfect beings".

(c) 2005 Rabbi Yaakov Feldman

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