Let There Be Light – 4

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414) “And God said, ‘Let there be light,’ and there was light.” This light was concealed, and it is set up for the righteous for the next world, as it is written, “Light is sown for the righteous,” indicating both the righteous above and the righteous below. That light never operated in the world except on the first day, and was then hidden and never used.

415) If it were completely hidden, the world would not exist for even a minute. Rather, it was concealed and sown as a seed that is sown and produces offspring, seeds, and fruits, and the world exists from it. There is not a day that does not come out from it in the world and sustains everything because with it, the Creator nourishes the world. Where there is engagement in Torah at night, a thread of that hidden light comes out and extends over those who are engaging in Torah, as it is written, “By day the Lord will command His mercy, and in the night His song shall be with me.”

416) On the day when the tabernacle below was established, it is written, “Moses could not come to the tent of meeting,” since the cloud was on him. A single thread would come out from the side of the first light in the joy of all, and would enter the tabernacle below. From that day forth, it was not revealed any longer, but it is operating in the world, renewing the work of creation each day.

417) The work of the tabernacle is as the work of heaven and earth. Such a small measure of the upper secrets was revealed that it was impossible to taste in it to make it acceptable.

418) We shall raise these matters to Rabbi Shimon, who fixes sweet dishes, just as the ancient Atik—the most hidden of all that are hidden—fixes them. He fixes dishes in which there is no place for another to come and add salt to them, or that a person may eat and drink and complement his belly with all the delicacies in the world and leave some. In other words, upon hearing them, he understands sufficiently, and hence leaves of them and does not draw all that is in them, for each time he repeats them, he finds innovations in them that he did not sense before. The words, “So he set it before them and they ate and left some, according to the word of the Lord,” come true in them.

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