Sunday, September 10, 2006

R' Ashlag Ch. 61 (Part 6)

Chapter Sixty-One:

Rabbi Yehudah Ashlag's "Introduction to the Zohar"

-- as translated and commented on by Rabbi Yaakov Feldman




"But in the course of his lifetime, which was near the end of the era of the completion of the vessels below the 'chest', ... "
-- ... corresponding to the beginning of the NeHYM era, when the sublime Chochma-light was allowed to be revealed (see 5 above) ...

"... the G-dly Ari’s soul started to clandestinely reveal the light of the sublime Chochma,"
-- ... in fact ...

"... since he was ready to receive that great light. He (consequently) uncovered (and explained) the underlying themes (laid out) in the Zohar and in Kabbalah (in general), and (it became clear that he’d) usurped all his predecessors.

"But, since the (NeHYM) vessels weren’t yet completed -- as he’d died in (the course of the 5th millennium, in) 5332 (i.e., in 1572 CE) -- the world wasn’t yet worthy of discovering his teachings, and his holy words were only exposed to a chosen few who were (themselves) prohibited from revealing them to the world."

(c) 2006 Rabbi Yaakov Feldman

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