There Is a Righteous Man Who Perishes in His Righteousness

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75) “All things have I seen in the days of my vanity; there is a righteous man who perishes in his righteousness and there is a wicked man who prolongs his life in his wickedness.” How did King Solomon, the wisest of all, say that he saw everything while he was walking in the darkness of the world, in the days of his vanity? After all, one who engages in the darkness of the world sees nothing and knows nothing.

76) However, in the days of King Solomon, the moon was full and Solomon was wiser than all the people in the world, and then he saw and knew everything. He saw everything is Yesod, which is called “everything,” for it does not move away from the moon, Malchut, and was shining the sun for her, as it is written, “All things have I seen in the days of my vanity.” Vanity is the moon, Malchut, which consists of everything: water—Hesed, fire—Gevura, and RuachTifferet. All is like Hevel [fume] that comes out of the mouth, which contains everything—water, wind, and fire.

77) And he saw everything, which is Yesod, in HevelMalchut—which grips it. “There is a righteous man who perishes in his righteousness.” When there are many righteous in the world, “everything,” Yesod, is never removed from the moon, Malchut. And this “everything” takes all the oil and the valor and the joy above, and is filled and rejoices and rises to mate with the moon. And he gains all that for her.

78) And when the wicked in the world multiply and the moon grows dark, the righteous, Yesod, perishes in his righteousness. It does not say, “A righteous is lost,” but “the righteous perishes, since he is not seen in the moon, to which he is not imparting and does not take oil and valor and joy to fill her and to unite with her. Hence, a righteous loses all of that in his righteousness, which is the moon, meaning he is lost because the moon is not there to unite with him and he does not nourish from the joy above, as he did. Then, the whole of the left side awakens and the wicked prolong peacefully in the world, as it is written, “And there is a wicked man who prolongs his life in his wickedness,” in that evil side that has clung to him.

79) “There is a righteous man who perishes in his righteousness” because when the righteous multiply in the world and the judgment is hung, the righteous perishes in his righteousness. He is caught in their iniquities like my father, who was caught in the iniquities of his town’s people, who were all insolent and he did not warn them and never shamed them, and he prevented us from provoking the wicked. He would tell us, “A Psalm of David. Do not fret because of evildoers; do not envy evildoers.” His father said, “The Creator must have punished me for it, for I had the authority to stop them but I did not, and I did not despise them, neither secretly nor openly.”

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