Daily Zohar 1255
Daily Zohar 1255
Zohar Pinchas, Vol. 20 (English)/Vol 15 (Hebrew)
Holy Zohar text. Daily Zohar -1255
Hebrew translation:

520. רַבִּי יִצְחָק וְרַבִּי יְהוּדָה הָיוּ הוֹלְכִים מֵאוּשָׁא לְלוֹד. פָּגַע בָּהֶם רַבִּי אֶלְעָזָר. רָצוּ אַחֲרָיו. אָמְרוּ, וַדַּאי נָרוּץ אַחֲרֵי הַשְּׁכִינָה. עַד שֶׁהִגִּיעוּ אֶצְלוֹ, אָמְרוּ, וַדַּאי נִשְׁתַּתֵּף אִתְּךָ וְנִשְׁמַע דְּבַר חִדּוּשׁ.

521. פָּתַח וְאָמַר, (ישעיה נא) שִׁמְעוּ אֵלַי רֹדְפֵי צֶדֶק מְבַקְשֵׁי וְגוֹ’. שִׁמְעוּ אֵלַי רֹדְפֵי צֶדֶק – אֵלּוּ שֶׁהוֹלְכִים אַחַר הָאֱמוּנָה, רֹדְפֵי צֶדֶק, וַדַּאי אֵלּוּ מְבַקְשֵׁי ה’. אִם רְצִיתֶם לָדַעַת הָאֱמוּנָה וְלֶאֱחֹז בְּזֶה הַצֶּדֶק, לֹא תִסְתַּכְּלוּ בָהּ לְבַדָּהּ כִּשְׁאָר בְּנֵי הָעוֹלָם שֶׁגָּרְמוּ מִיתָה לְעַצְמָם עַל זֶה. אֲבָל (שם) הַבִּיטוּ אֶל צוּר חֻצַּבְתֶּם וְאֶל מַקֶּבֶת בּוֹר נֻקַּרְתֶּם.

522. צַו אֶת בְּנֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל וְאָמַרְתָּ אֲלֵיהֶם אֶת קָרְבָּנִי לַחְמִי וְגוֹ’. כָּתוּב (שמואל-א טו) הַחֵפֶץ לַה’ בְּעֹלוֹת וּזְבָחִים כִּשְׁמֹעַ בְּקוֹל ה’ וְגוֹ’. אֵין רְצוֹן הַקָּדוֹשׁ בָּרוּךְ הוּא שֶׁיִּתְחַיֵּב בֶּן אָדָם וְעַל חוֹבוֹ יַקְרִיב קָרְבָּן. אֶלָּא קָרְבָּן שֶׁהוּא בְּלִי חוֹבָה, זֶהוּ קָרְבָּן שָׁלֵם, וְנִקְרָא שְׁלָמִים. וְקָרְבַּן תָּמִיד גַּם כָּךְ, וְאַף עַל גַּב שֶׁמְּכַפֵּר עַל חוֹבוֹת.

Pinchas 520-522

Rabbi Yitzchak and Rabbi Yehuda were walking on the way and they saw Rabbi Elazar. They ran after him saying to each other, let us run after the Shechina. They reached him and asked to participate in his study and learn something new.

Rabbi Elazar opened with a verse from Isaiah 51:1
“שִׁמְעוּ אֵלַי רֹדְפֵי צֶדֶק, מְבַקְשֵׁי יְהוָה; הַבִּיטוּ אֶל-צוּר חֻצַּבְתֶּם, וְאֶל-מַקֶּבֶת בּוֹר נֻקַּרְתֶּם”
“Listen to me, you who pursue righteousness, you who seek YHVH: look to the rock from which you were hewn, and to the quarry from which you were dug.”

He explained the verse saying that those who seek closeness to YHVH should not cling only to the level of Malchut but look up to Zeir Anpin.

Malchut is the aspect of death but when we connect to the source of the light with Malchut, then the Life force is revealed.

The soul comes from higher levels and the body from the material level, which is Malchut.

The consciousness of the Father produces a substance, which is the sperm that makes connection with the vessel inside the mother. All the ‘extra’ sperms lose their life when one sperm is chosen to bring Life into the vessel. The body begins to grow inside the woman’s womb by ‘collecting’ materials from the environment. It builds itself through the consumption of food that comes from the level of Malchut. The final outcome is shaped according to the consciousness passed through the sperm and the vessel.

After 41 days, the soul from the spiritual level, makes connection to the body. At that time the baby’s brain begins to produce electrical pulses. The woman that was growing flesh in her body is now carrying a new soul and a living child. The numerical value of a Mother, אם is 41. and Mother אמא is 42 to represent the source and beginning of creation.

Separating the life from the body is the aspect of separating Zeir Anpin and Malchut. It will disconnect the Life force from the body and let the process of death begin. The body will break down to its natural elements as it was before it became food that was consumed by the mother to grow the baby.

We should always connect to the spiritual source of our souls because it is the only way to feed it with life energy. Depending only on physicality to sustain our life will only lead to complete death of body and soul.