Tuesday, June 27, 2006

The Wisdom of Kabbalah

Our illustrious host would probably say that's a contradiction of terms, but since he's away...

G-d's supreme unity is the foundation of faith and the root of wisdom...the entire Wisdom of Truth, Chachmat HaEmet, the Kabbalah, comes only to demonstrate the truth of Emunah (faith). It comes to explain how all the created realms and beings and everything that happens in the universe all emerge from the Supreme Will (HaRatzon HaElyon). It shows how everything is governed...by the One G-d...

The component details of this wisdom provide detailed understand of all the laws and processes by which the universe is governed... G-d alone makes and does all this, and He governs everything. The purpose of this wisdom is to explain the ways in which He acts to make and govern the creation.

A chassidic Rebbe spouting off to prove that his blabberings are meaningful? Nope, the Ramchal, Rabbi Moshe Chaim Luzzatto, Opening 1 of Klach Pitchey Chochma.

DB has argued in the past from the Rambam, that Hashgacha Pratit, divine providence, applies only to the actions of man. The Baal Shem Tov states that even the landing of a leaf to shade a worm is actions of divine providence. Clearly the Ramchal, author of the Mesilas Yesharim, would not accept a position of random actions in the world. Do you?

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