Daily Zohar # 1289 – Pinchas – Seeking the force of the father
“מַה-שְּׁמוֹ וּמַה-שֶּׁם-בְּנוֹ, כִּי תֵדָע”
“What (מַה) is his name, and what (מַה) is his son’s name, if thou knowest”
The secret of this verse is that מַה, ‘what’ is reference to the name of Zeir Anpin with the name יוד-הא-ואו-הא.
The first מַה is for Chokmah חכמה that has the word כח, meaning ‘force’ with numerical value of 28 and מה to represent the force that goes to מַה, Zeir Anpin. Chokmah is the ‘father’ and Zeir Anpin is the ‘son’. The son receives his energy, ‘bread’, from his father.
“ הֲלוֹא אָב אֶחָד לְכֻלָּנוּ, הֲלוֹא אֵל אֶחָד בְּרָאָנוּ”
“Have we not all one father? Hath not one God created us?”
The Zohar reveals that the soul that studies the Torah, eats from the bread of the ‘father’, Chokmah. When the soul returns to its roots, meaning the Tree of Life, then it can nourish again from the level of the ‘father’, Chokamah as it is revealed in Leviticus 22:13
“וְשָׁבָה אֶל-בֵּית אָבִיהָ כִּנְעוּרֶיהָ, מִלֶּחֶם אָבִיהָ תֹּאכֵל; וְכָל-זָר, לֹא-יֹאכַל בּוֹ”
“and she returned unto her father’s house, as in her youth, she may eat of her father’s bread; but there shall no common man eat thereof.”
“לְכוּ, לַחֲמוּ בְלַחֲמִי”
“’Go, fight with my bread,”
The root of ‘bread’ is the same as for making war. Connecting to the right ‘bread’ source gives us the power to ‘fight’ and win the fights on our correction process.
Genesis 3:24 “וַיְגָרֶשׁ, אֶת-הָאָדָם” “So He drove out the man”
After Adam sinned, God sent him away from the Garden of Eden and the potential connection to the Tree of Life. We are still in the same state of exile and we need to work and ‘sweat’ (Genesis 3:19) for our bread.
Job 33:25 “רֻטְפַשׁ בְּשָׂרוֹ מִנֹּעַר; יָשׁוּב, לִימֵי עֲלוּמָיו”
“His flesh is tenderer than a child’s; he returneth to the days of his youth;”
When we find the way back to the Tree of Life we ‘rejuvenate’ our souls and receive the proper nourishments from the force of the father.