Daily Zohar # 1147 – Pinchas – Lion or Dog
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Zohar Pinchas, Vol. 20 (English)/Vol 15 (Hebrew)
The ‘Faithful Shepherd’, Moses, explains that the process of sacrifices were created for the purpose of pushing away impurities and brings us closer to Holy levels. The large and small arteries spread the fire in the body to ‘burn’ the negativity.
The ‘Holy Candle’ who is Rabbi Shimon replies to Moses telling him that, as he said before, the purpose of the sacrifices is to connect the levels of the YHVH name, Y with the H and V to H. Now even though the sacrifices are brought before God the benefits are spread for all levels. The wise that are from the Holy side receive ‘food’ of the Torah, which is light of the Central Column.
Other entities of the impure side receive from what the fire consumes on the altar. There are demons that have human shape (spiritual) and they receive from the energy of the Left column that is separated from the central column.
The sages tell us that when the fire from heavens came down to burn the sacrifices on the altar in the Holy Temple, it had a special shapes. If the Israelites merited it, their sacrifices were accepted and the shape of the fire was that of a lion, that represents the Right column and Chessed. It they didn’t have the merit, the fire came in a shape of a dog that represents the impure side.
King David said on that in Psalms 22:21
“הַצִּילָה מֵחֶרֶב נַפְשִׁי; מִיַּד-כֶּלֶב, יְחִידָתִי”
“Deliver my soul from the sword; mine only one from the power of the dog.”