Daily Zohar # 1222 – Pinchas – Toward balance of body and mind
Daily Zohar 1222
Daily Zohar 1222
Zohar Pinchas, Vol. 20 (English)/Vol 15 (Hebrew)
428. וְהָרוּחַ שֶׁנּוֹשֶׁבֶת מִכַּנְפֵי הָרֵאָה, נוֹשֶׁבֶת עַל שְׁנֵי נִקְבֵי הַחֹטֶם, וְהִיא קְרִירָה וְצוֹנֶנֶת מֵהַשְּׂמֹאל, וְחַמָּה מִיָּמִין. וּמִצַּד הַמֹּחַ, שֶׁהוּא כִּסֵּא שֶׁל רַחֲמִים, הִיא רוּחַ קָרָה לִימִין הַחֶסֶד, וְחַמָּה מִשְּׂמֹאל הַגְּבוּרָה, שֶׁשָּׁם הַלֵּב וְהַמֹּחַ מָזוּג בּוֹ, בָּאֶמְצַע שֶׁל שְׁנֵיהֶם. אַף כָּךְ הַלֵּב מְמֻזָּג מִקֹּר וָחֹם. וְהַמֹּחַ גַּם כָּךְ, שֶׁמְּקַבְּלִים זֶה מִזֶּה.
429. וְאֶת הַשְּׁמָרִים שֶׁל הַכֹּל נוֹטֵל הַטְּחוֹל וְהַמַּחֲנוֹת שֶׁלּוֹ, שֶׁהֵם עֲבָדִים וּשְׁפָחוֹת, שֶׁאָמַר עֲלֵיהֶם שְׁלֹמֹה, (קהלת ב) קָנִיתִי לִי עֲבָדִים וּשְׁפָחוֹת. שְׁתֵּי כְלָיוֹת נִקְרָאוֹת אִשִּׁים, עַל שֵׁם אִשִּׁים שֶׁל מַעְלָה, שֶׁנֶּאֱמַר בָּהֶם (דברים יח) אִשֵּׁי ה’ וְנַחֲלָתוֹ יֹאכֵלוּן.
The heart represents a throne of judgment in the body. Its messengers are the two wings of the lungs and the two kidneys. We need to bring balance into it so the king can sit on his throne with mercy.
“ וְנָחָה עָלָיו, רוּחַ יְהוָה–רוּחַ חָכְמָה וּבִינָה, רוּחַ עֵצָה וּגְבוּרָה, רוּחַ דַּעַת, וְיִרְאַת יְהוָה.”
“And the spirit of YHVH shall rest upon him, the spirit of wisdom (Chokmah) and understanding (Binah), the spirit of counsel and might (right and left), the spirit of knowledge (Da’at) and of the fear (=Awe) of YHVH (the revelation of the Light).”
This verse from Isaiah’s prophecy describes the ultimate balance that the Mashiach will bring with him to the world. When the right (Chokmah) and left (Binah) come together they create a connection that is called ‘Knowledge’ (two sides of the brain) and the Light is channeled down to Zeir Anpin and the Light is revealed. That is possible because of the unification of the upper two.
The three upper levels of Chokmah, Binah and Da’at provide the force of the heart. They come into us with each breath that cools the heart and gives it the necessary pulse to push the blood and energize the body.
For those who read previous DZs… The Atom with its three major elements has similar aspect that ‘blows’ a breath of life to keep the atom ‘alive’. The inner force is Chokmah, Binah and Da’at. Scientists won’t get it until they add the Hebrew letters to the Periodic Table. It will happen when Mashiach comes.
The air that blows into the wings through the two nostrils of the nose represents the Light of Zeir Anpin and provides the cooling aspect. It gives the important balance that is shared between the heart and the brain.
The two kidneys should also be in balance, otherwise they fail and bring the entire body down with them.
A proper meditation and breathing technique is important to balance the body on the physical and spiritual levels. It will be discussed further in the next DZ, but here we should learn that the entire body should be treated as one unit to have complete balance. Everything affects everything else. We can not eat too much of a good quality food. We can not swallow a normal portion of food. There is a balanced method and a process for every action. There are no shortcuts. That is why refined food is bad for us. If it is digested too fast in the body, like white flour products, fine sugar etc. then it goes against the natural process of ‘earning’ the energy.