Daily Zohar # 1140 – Pinchas – Would you ride a chariot or become one
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Zohar Pinchas, Vol. 20 (English)/Vol 15 (Hebrew)
198. וְיֵשׁ מֶרְכָּבָה לְמַטָּה מִזְּעֵיר אַנְפִּין, שֶׁהוּא מְטַטְרוֹ”ן, אָדָם הַקָּטָן. שֶׁבְּמֶרְכַּבְתּוֹ, שֶׁהִיא פַּרְדֵּס, זוֹרְמִים בִּמְהִירוּת מַיִם שֶׁל הַתּוֹרָה שֶׁיּוֹצְאִים מִתּוֹךְ פַּרְדֵּס שֶׁלּוֹ לְשָׁלֹשׁ מֵאַרְבַּע, שֶׁנֶּאֱמַר עֲלֵיהֶם אַרְבָּעָה נִכְנְסוּ לַפַּרְדֵּס, וַהֲרֵי נִתְבָּאֵר.
199. שֶׁהוּא צִפּוֹר שֶׁרָאָה רַבָּה בַּר בַּר חַנָּה לְחוֹף יָם הַתּוֹרָה, שֶׁהַיָּם הִגִּיעַ עַד קַרְסֻלָּיו, וְרֹאשׁוֹ הִגִּיעַ עַד קְצֵה הַשָּׁמַיִם, וְלֹא נִכְשְׁלוּ בוֹ שְׁלֹשָׁה מִשּׁוּם שֶׁהַמַּיִם שֶׁלּוֹ רַבִּים, אֶלָּא מִשּׁוּם זִרְמַת הַמַּיִם, וּפֵרְשׁוּהָ.
200. אבג כּוֹלֵל אוֹתָם שֶׁעוֹלִים לְשֵׁשׁ, כְּנֶגֶד אוֹתִיּוֹת מְטַטְרוֹ”ן. רְבִיעִי ד’, (מלכים-א יט) קוֹל דְּמָמָה דַקָּה, שֶׁשָּׁם בָּא הַמֶּלֶךְ, וְהוּא אָדָם לָשֶׁבֶת עַל הַכִּסֵּא.
Merkavah מרכבה, is an important word in Kabbalah. Literally means chariot but there are many deep meanings to it.
The root of the word is רכב , that means vehicle and numeric value is 222. It is also the root for רוכב ‘rider’, one who is carried by the vehicle. Notice the letter ו Vav that represents Zeir Anpin in this word. Also מרכב that means chassis, mount, chariot.
It is all about the flow and transfer of light from the upper to the lower levels. When Kabbalah says Abraham is the chariot for Chessed, then we know that his vessel is used to carry light of Chessed from upper to the lower. With his consciousness and actions, Abraham created affinity with the light of Chessed and that enabled him to channel down that light. It is like tuning the radio to a specific channel. If the device is accurately tuned to the same frequency it would connect and deliver what that channel broadcasts.
That little device becomes part of the network that channels and delivers the same as the source. Others can be tuned in to that channel or that end device, sharing the same thing.
When we are ‘tuned’ to the Zohar we ‘broadcast’ its light and affect our environment. It is like you hear a background music that makes you feel good. You may not know, see or identify the source, but the effect is real.
On the spiritual level, the light of the Zohar affects people and the world’s existence even without people being aware of it. Staying closer to the Zohar and studing it affects the world beyond our grasp.
The fine tuning to the Zohar is when we see the text in front of us. Reading and listening take it to a better tuning. It is the source and the ‘broadcasting’ antenna.
The Daily Zohar uses the best methods to broadcast the light of the Zohar and all of you can help in becoming a Merkavah for the Zohar. Unfortunately very few places use a true study from the Zohar and satisfy with the moral and personal aspect that is good on a personal level but not to spread the Zohar.
Become a Merkavah for the Zohar and add more riders to benefit from this light.