Daily Zohar # 1150 – Pinchas – The vessel of the Endless
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Zohar Pinchas, Vol. 20 (English)/Vol 15 (Hebrew)
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Moses continues his discussion with Rabbi Shimon and explains that when the sins grow the letters of the YHVH name get separated. To correct that, we use the Torah that is the complete name of YHVH. With that we bring the letters closer to each other. It is the aspect of sacrifices and it helps us correct our sins and impurities.
Meditations and the actions of the precepts create angels that come closer to the Light and open channels like the actual sacrifices. They connect the upper levels represented by letters יה YH, with the lower levels represented by the letters וה VH.
These methods connect the Light to different vessels that bring it down to the world. This light is revealed through the elements of nature (fire, water, air and earth) and the angels Michael, Gabriel, Uriel and Raphael. Without our actions to draw the light these great forces lose their power and we are left without protection.
He (Moses) makes it clear for us that the Light is one and has no separation. The only separation is what we experience when our vessel lacks the Light.
“כֹּל הַנִּקְרָא בִשְׁמִי, וְלִכְבוֹדִי בְּרָאתִיו: יְצַרְתִּיו, אַף-עֲשִׂיתִיו”
“Every one that is called by My name (Atziluth, emanation), and whom I have created (B’riah, Creation) for My glory, I have formed (Yetzirah, Formation) him, yea, I have made (Asiah, Action) him.’”
The Endless Light, created the four worlds and all that they include within them to reveal the name YHVH. The YHVH itself is a vessel for the Endless Light that doesn’t change and we can never form an image of him. The second commandment instructs us to avoid making an image of God.
“ וְאֶל-מִי תְדַמְּיוּנִי, וְאֶשְׁוֶה–יֹאמַר, קָדוֹשׁ”
“To whom then will ye liken Me, that I should be equal? saith the Holy One.”
“כִּי אֲנִי יְהוָה, לֹא שָׁנִיתִי; וְאַתֶּם בְּנֵי-יַעֲקֹב, לֹא כְלִיתֶם”
“For I YHVH change not; and ye, O sons of Jacob, are not consumed.”
As vessels, it is our responsibility to maintain connection to the Light with the spiritual tools that we have. Without them we disconnect from the Torah and the name of YHVH that is our key to the Endless Light. The verse from Malachi reveals to us that we, the sons of Jacob, the Israelites, can live forever when we are one with YHVH.