Daily Zohar # 1151 – Pinchas – Better your life
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Zohar Pinchas, Vol. 20 (English)/Vol 15 (Hebrew)
“אַתָּה-הוּא יְהוָה, לְבַדֶּךָ–את (אַתָּה) עָשִׂיתָ אֶת-הַשָּׁמַיִם שְׁמֵי הַשָּׁמַיִם וְכָל-צְבָאָם הָאָרֶץ וְכָל-אֲשֶׁר עָלֶיהָ הַיַּמִּים וְכָל-אֲשֶׁר בָּהֶם, וְאַתָּה מְחַיֶּה אֶת-כֻּלָּם; וּצְבָא הַשָּׁמַיִם, לְךָ מִשְׁתַּחֲוִים. ”
“Thou art YHVH, even Thou alone; Thou hast made heaven, the heaven of heavens, with all their host, the earth and all things that are thereon, the seas and all that is in them, and Thou preservest (מְחַיֶּה) them all; and the host of heaven worshippeth Thee. ”
Everything in this universe that we can define or give a name to is a vessel that is part of the Endless Light. We may see countless forms of existence but they are all part of the Endless Light.
The word מְחַיֶּה in the verse above means ‘give life’. It has numerical value of 63 that represents Binah, the Sefira that provides life force to the world. This word is constructed from חי, meaning life and מה, numerically 45 for Zeir Anpin that channels life force from Binah to the world. It is also numerically אדם, Adam, who was given the first life energy and we are all part of him. 45 also represents the name יוד-הא-ואו-הא that is the name of Zeir Anpin.
“וְכָל-דארי (דָּיְרֵי) אַרְעָא, כְּלָה חֲשִׁיבִין, וּכְמִצְבְּיֵהּ עָבֵד בְּחֵיל שְׁמַיָּא, ודארי (וְדָיְרֵי) אַרְעָא; וְלָא אִיתַי דִּי-יְמַחֵא בִידֵהּ, וְיֵאמַר לֵהּ מָה עֲבַדְתְּ. ”
“And all the inhabitants of the earth are reputed as nothing; and He doeth according to His will in the host of heaven, and among the inhabitants of the earth; and none can stay His hand, or say unto Him: What doest Thou?”
As created beings in a created world with so many limitations, we do not have control over the plan of Creation. We can not see our creator because we are on a different level of existence than him. We can only learn about him from studying his creation.
The system of YHVH that is the Tree of Life, is our roots and support system. We must follow its rules to benefit from this life. The sacrifices and most of the precepts in the Torah are specified as “do it for YHVH’. The true meaning of it is that all the rules and commandments are for the sole purpose of connecting ourselves to the life force of the Tree of Life. Everything is channeled from the Endless through the YHVH name to give us ways to better our souls and bodies.