Daily Zohar # 1276 – Pinchas – When can you see the light
Song of Songs 3:6
“מִי זֹאת, עֹלָה מִן-הַמִּדְבָּר, כְּתִימְרוֹת, עָשָׁן: מְקֻטֶּרֶת מֹר וּלְבוֹנָה, מִכֹּל אַבְקַת רוֹכֵל”
“Who is this that cometh up out of the wilderness like pillars of smoke, perfumed with myrrh and frankincense, with all powders of the merchant”
On Shabbats and Holidays we have the prayer of Musaf and connections to Keter of Zeir Anpin. The effect of the prayers is considered as aspect of scent that goes up. On the special days that we recite Keter of the Musaf, the ‘scent’ is stronger and pleases God more than any other scent in the world.
The ‘Faithful Shepherd’, who is Moses, praises Rabbi Shimon and his students for their study and channeling the light of the Torah and its secrets. He tells them that the Holy One praises and blesses them without measure and that the Torah revelation depends on them all the way to the Endless.
Why does the Torah depend on them?
I will explain this with an example.
Imagine a beam of light crossing in front of us in darkness or light. We can not see it until someone or something stops it and pushes it away (reflects it). Only then we can see and follow the light to its source.
That is what Rabbi Shimon and his students were doing when studying the Torah and its secrets. Each time they studied a secret, they revealed the source of light. They paved for us many paths of light that reveal the entire tree of Life.
God is like a good father that is happy when his children find ways to benefit from him.
Every Israelite soul has a root in the Torah and the Zohar helps us find ours easily.