I.           More Appreciation and Mathematical Universal Origination

Combining theology and mathematics, the first letter of Genesis’ originally-Hebrew Creation account—the “In” of “In the beginning”—is the second of Hebrew’s alphabetical letters. (“In,” a standalone word in English, is a mere single-letter prefix in Hebrew.) Hebrew letters are, also, numbers, with the second letter being, quite rationally, the number two. Therefore, two, which naturally starts the concept of duality, begins the Bible’s/Torah’s Creation account. This is logical because the existence of the aboriginal two, which is the very first other, must be the start of both something and everything in that prior to such a duality, there was only the number one, which is the lack of being that is pre-Creation.

More (or less) regarding pre-Creation, ancient Hebrew sages teach that fruitlessness results from any attempt to investigate before Genesis’ first letter. That is, one should not try to examine pre-Creation. Clearly, the sages teach that one should not so waste time and energy because, before the creation of the number two, the only “existence” was the number one, which, as explained, is non-being. And, any speculation about non-existence will surely be without any tangible product! (It is, in fact, impossible to consider the true state of purely singular nothingness, since understanding, “putting two and two together,” is linear.)

Creation is dualistic; and, all the universe is built upon this original point-of-definition that is the number two. Moreover, this universal and inescapable dualism is oppositional: when one enters, one simultaneously exits the place from where one came; when one focuses, one simultaneously ignores other objects; when one gives, another gets. Also, ponder both the oppositional, positive-negative nature of atoms and that every action has an equal and opposite reaction.

With the previous in mind, it remarkably does make sense that our Creator is absolutely nothing! After all, in our universe, something from nothing cannot be created. However, nothing from nothing is elementary! Additionally, the mathematical sum of all the energy (and all matter is condensed energy) in our every-action-has-an-equal-and-opposite-reaction, yin-yang universe is nothing. (E.g., as 7 + - 7 = 0, all universal action plus its equal-and-opposite reaction comes to zero.) Hence, our universe existing as it does is logical: the sum of universal energy and matter equating to mathematical zero reflects the Creator, Who, as Number One, is absolutely nothing.

To reiterate: something from nothing is impossible (as previously explained, only nothing is impossible). However remaining with nothing from nothing is commonsensical! Meaning, in a manner beyond our full understanding, the Spaceless Nothing, Who is our Creator and Who existed/lacked existence before Creation, miraculously ripped Itself in two to create our dualistic, positive-and-negative, masculine-and-feminine universe, while mathematically remaining nothing after Creation. (Likewise, the fabric of space itself must have its negative balance. This may or may not be the fabled “dark matter.” Or, is it that the negativity of empty space is somehow equalized by the presence of matter?)

In ancient, mystical texts, this nothingness-being-ripped-into-two process of Creation is either fully or partly described as a tzimtsum by famed cabbalist Isaac Luria, known as the Arizal, RIP.

Finally, this mathematically-sound explanation for the universe’s existence means that the sum of everything is nothing. But, we and all the universe’s matter are surely something! Therefore, all appreciation is rightly owed to our Creator, Who created this impossible-to-exist-but-nevertheless-does-exist universe, in which He chose, of all things and for no reason (again, a reason requires a precedent), to make our greatest emotion and delight love!

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