The Spiritual Realm | Part Three
Spiritual Realms | Part Three
Chapter Five, Paragraph 8-9
Though G-d certainly manifests and allows for goodness by turning His face toward one thing or another He also manifests and allows for evil by hiding His face and by simply disallowing for goodness to occur in that instance. It’s just that Hes not the perpetrator of evil.
In fact, G-d created a specific system for evil to exist and function, and He did that with the specific intention of having evil — as well as goodness — carry out His ultimate designs for humankind and the universe. This system, which expand upon later 6, is comprised of a different order of phenomena than that of the Transcendent Forces, and all manifestations of evil and imperfection derive from this system. Ultimately, though, all of the phenomena within this system derive from G-ds concealing His face, with greater instances of concealment allowing for greater instances of evil.
At bottom, then, goodness is withheld and the Transcendent Forces are weakened when the system of evil rules, while goodness is strengthened and the Transcendent Forces are themselves rectified and made secure when the system of evil is subjugated.
As such, everything we’ve said about the existence of goodness and evil], about the battle between reason and physicality, and about things being rectified and defective is rooted in these two systems. For when one is either fortified or overpowered its qualities and effects influence creation one way, while when the other is fortified or overpowered its qualities and effects influence creation the other way.