Tapestry for the Soul
And then it arose in His undifferentiated will to create the worlds and to bring forth the created beings; bringing to light the perfection of His works, His Names, and His attributes, for this was the reason for the creation of the worlds. Etz Chaim, Rabbi Isaac Luria, the “Ari”
For the four letters, Y-H-V-H, which constitute the Name of the Blessed One, encompass all of reality without any exception at all. Petichah l’Chochmat haKabbalah, Rabbi Yehudah Lev Ashlag
Is everything included in God? Everything!
Excerpted from A Tapestry for the Soul: the Introduction to the Zohar by Rabbi Yehudah Lev Ashlag, with explanations collated from his writings by Yedidah Cohen (Nehora Press)