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Noah was said to be "a righteous man….", a tzadik. This appellation is associated specifically with the sefira of yesod and indicates sexual purity. In contrast to the rest of his depraved generation, Noah was holy and guarded his sexuality properly.
In the Flood, the gevura-states of Nukva could not be “sweetened” by Her “Husband”, Zeir Anpin. Consequently, they had to return to their source in their “mother”, Imma, to be rectified. Thus, the Flood was the immersion of the world in the original intellect, or idea, that gave rise to it, in order to renew it.
Since no creature was created without a purpose, thus the Sages state it is forbidden to kill purposelessly. The Arizal took this statement to extreme conclusions, being careful not to kill any bug, even when they bit him.
G-d set up the workings of the world so that His beneficence flows primarily and directly to the forces of holiness and goodness. Only a residual flow of beneficence reaches the forces of evil - just enough to keep them in existence so that they can fulfill their role.
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