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Adam Kadmon

Uncertainty and Freewill


This Teaching is primarily from the writings of the great early 18th Century kabbalist - the Ramchal - Rabbi Moshe Chaim Luzzatto.  First there are a few short passages from  Pirkei Avot (Ethics of the Fathers) that introduce the topic of freewill.  The paragraphs in italilcs are mine:

A Tapestry of Holy Names

The Torah states that God created Adam in His own Image, in His own Likeness.   However, since we believe that God has no image or likeness, kabbalists say that God makes Himself known to us in our likeness by ‘clothing’ Himself in the Ten Sefirot of Adam Kadmon



The 18th Century kabbalist Rabbi Moshe Chaim Luzzatto (known as the Ramchal) explains in the following passage, that Adam Kadmon is associated with the four letters of the Name of God YHWH
 

Kabbalah In General

I live in a small town called Safed (or Tzfat, Zefat, Tsfat, etc.) in the upper Galilee, the northernmost part of Israel. Around twenty thousand people live in this ancient and historic town.  Safed is a quaint and beautiful mountain-town, with winding cobblestone alleys, panoramic views, and a sky that glows with the most incredible hues of blue just after the sun sets.