Daily Zohar # 1136 – Pinchas – Great and wonderful
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Zohar Pinchas Vol. 20 (English)/Vol 15 (Hebrew)
“יְהוָה, לֹא-גָבַהּ לִבִּי– וְלֹא-רָמוּ עֵינַי;
וְלֹא-הִלַּכְתִּי, בִּגְדֹלוֹת וּבְנִפְלָאוֹת מִמֶּנִּי. ”
“YHVH, my heart is not haughty, nor mine eyes lofty; neither do I exercise myself in things too great, or in things too wonderful for me.”
King David was very humble in all his ways and especially when connecting to the Light. He did everything with humility. He was able to unite the right and the left columns and draw great light to Malchut. Because of that, he merited to be the aspect of Malchut in this world.
Malchut doesn’t have a light of its own like the Sefirot above it, but Malchut can reveal the light of ALL the Sefirot. (Relate to the secret of 10 and not 9, 10 and not 11 from the book of Formation “עשר ספירות בלימה עשר ולא תשע עשר ולא אחת עשר”. Thanks Lea.).
Keter is the single connection point of the Endless and the Sefira of Chokmah that is ‘coupled’ with Binah to generate flow of light to this world. Their unification forms the Sefira of Da’at that channels the light to the lower seven Sefirot. The light that ‘arrives’ at the level of Malchut includes the light of all upper Sefirot.
King Solomon was able to feel the presence of the Light of Chokmah in Malchut and he tried to reach the source of it at the Chokmah level.
“כָּל-זֹה, נִסִּיתִי בַחָכְמָה; אָמַרְתִּי אֶחְכָּמָה, וְהִיא רְחוֹקָה מִמֶּנִּי”
“All this have I tried by wisdom (Chokmah); I said: ‘I will get wisdom’; but it was far from me. ”
Moses was able to connect to Binah and King Solomon wanted Chokmah that is above Binah, but he couldn’t reach it.
The Zohar tells us that except Moses, no one in this world can reach the level of Binah.
The Zohar is a product of Rabbi Shimon and his students and all 10 were spiritual giants that connected and studied from Moses and Elijah (Pinchas). They opened the gates of Binah and Chokmah to us and even if we can not reach Binah, we can definitely benefit from being close to it with the Zohar.