Something from Nothing or Nothing from Something?

Hebrew mysticism, in a typically non-binary manner, answers the question of Something from Nothing vs Nothing from Something with "Both, depending on your perspective."

Ayin is closely associated with the Ein Sof (Hebrew אין סוף, meaning "no end", "without an end" ), which is understood as the Deity prior to His self-manifestation in the creation of the spiritual and physical realms, single Infinite unity beyond any description or limitation. From the perspective of the emanated created realms, Creation takes place "Yesh me-Ayin" ("Something from Nothing"). From the Divine perspective, Creation takes place "Ayin me-Yesh" ("Nothing from Something"), as only God has absolute existence; Creation is dependent on the continuous flow of Divine lifeforce, without which it would revert to nothingness. Since the 13th century, Ayin has been one of the most important words used in kabbalistic texts. The symbolism associated with the word Ayin was greatly emphasized by Moses de León (c. 1250 – 1305), a Spanish rabbi and kabbalist, through the Zohar, the foundational work of Kabbalah. In Hasidism Ayin relates to the internal psychological experience of Deveikut ("cleaving" to God amidst physicality), and the contemplative perception of paradoxical Yesh-Ayin Divine Panentheism, "There is no place empty of Him" (Wikipedia)

My own personal experience of the Inner Truth confirms this, and goes a little further in explaining how the Nothing is a transitional state (i.e. not so closely associated with the primordial Oneness as normal Hebrew mysticism posits) created within Everything in order to allow the existence of individual sovereign wills which have so much freedom they can create or destroy anything they desire -- within their own sovereign domain. They cannot, however, create or destroy so freely within the domain which belongs to another. The Law of Grace is the legal system which sustains this arrangement, being that structure which is so gentle that to go one more increment more gentle would mean there is no structure -- only pure oneness -- and to go one increment less gentle begins to intrude upon the domain of an individual sovereign will. Only Elohim has the ability to hold this extremely delicate and yet utterly powerful law in place forever. However, we can align ourselves to this law and thus become one with him, if we so choose. (I personally so choose.)

The structure of Nothing is not exactly emptiness; emptiness is how it appears to us in mortality, but from heaven, where the structure is seen in truth, it is not at all empty.

Here is an author who is investigating the structure of opposites which comprises "nothing." I have only read the first few paragraphs, but it looks good so far. I got to this article by enjoying the thought experiment the author did as a child, which reminded me of my own similar thought experiments:

As I child I was for a time preoccupied with an idea that I can only now express with the following words: How utterly improbable, it seemed to me then, that anything whatsoever should exist at all, that there should even be a state of affairs called “nothing” let alone the fullness of nature, the totality of the human world, my own body, and my awareness of existence. All of this appeared to me to be an extremely unlikely miracle, as it somehow seemed “logical” that absolute nothingness rather than “somethingness” should prevail. As such, I found myself attempting to imaginatively conceive of a complete and utter void. In my imagination I removed all objects in space, all stars and planets, galaxies and light, all matter, however ethereal. I was able to do this quite easily, picturing in my mind an infinitely extending black void. I soon realized, however, that this conception was insufficient, for even an infinite, black void was a state of affairs, one that, however monotonous and bland, was on this side of the miracle of creation. So I endeavored in my mind to remove even this black emptiness, to somehow peel it off, as if it were a skin or wallpaper covering the nothingness of utter non-being. To my dismay, this imaginative process invariably revealed a brilliant white light behind it, one that could not, however I tried, itself be peeled away, condensed, or otherwise eliminated. I eventually realized that the perfect void could not be imagined.

To be continued...

Posted in Everything, Phlosphy Stuff, Postinfinity Tergiversation, Pre-Preprint Stuff on Feb 05, 2018