Daily Zohar # 1315 – Pinchas – Become like a High Priest
Zohar Pinchas, Vol. 20 (English)/Vol 15 (Hebrew)
“וּשְׂעִיר עִזִּים אֶחָד לְחַטָּאת, לַיהוָה, עַל-עֹלַת הַתָּמִיד יֵעָשֶׂה, וְנִסְכּוֹ”
“And one he-goat for a sin-offering unto YHVH; it shall be offered beside the continual burnt-offering, and the drink-offering thereof”
The one goat offering was brought to satisfy the other side, keeping them away from the Holy Temple and the other sacrifices. It said “sin-offering unto YHVH” because God himself provides the light that fills the lack exists in the world of Malchut. God created the system in a way that we work to earn the light and when we do so he provides us with the light needed below.
All the details in the process of the sacrifices in the Holy Temple were to give us control over the other side and draw the light of cleansing and sustenance to our lives.
“קְחוּ עִמָּכֶם דְּבָרִים, וְשׁוּבוּ אֶל-יְהוָה; אִמְרוּ אֵלָיו, כָּל-תִּשָּׂא עָוֹן וְקַח-טוֹב, וּנְשַׁלְּמָה פָרִים, שְׂפָתֵינוּ”
“Take with you words, and return unto YHVH; say unto Him: ‘Forgive all iniquity, and accept that which is good; so will we render for bullocks the offering of our lips.”
The message of the prophet is clear. We don’t have the Holy Temple in our times to bring offerings and receive the cleansing light. We can connect to the sacred words of the Torah and their elevated state in the Zohar to give us the cleaning light and power to do good. The more we connect to the sacred text, the greater is the revelation of cleansing light in the world and that expedites the coming of Mashiach. The Zohar testifies to this and states that by the merit of the Zohar the Israelites will come out of ‘exile’ that is the state of disconnection from God.
“מִי חָכָם וְיָבֵן אֵלֶּה, נָבוֹן וְיֵדָעֵם: כִּי-יְשָׁרִים דַּרְכֵי יְהוָה, וְצַדִּקִים יֵלְכוּ בָם, וּפֹשְׁעִים, יִכָּשְׁלוּ בָם”
“Whoso is wise (Chokmah), let him understand (Binah) these things, whoso is prudent, let him know (Da’at) them. For the ways of YHVH are right (Central column), and the just (Tzaddikim, Yessod) do walk in them; but transgressors do stumble therein”
The prophet reveals that the higher connection to the upper three Sefirot that we can achieve through the Zohar study can save and no other way.
Kabbalah students should understand that being a good person is not what gives you reward or a ‘ticket’ to the Final Redemption. We must reveal and share the light by connecting to the Zohar. Before you meditate for your own desires (selfish or not) become like the High Priest and use your lips to bring offerings to reveal light. Read, scan and study Zohar every day. Schedule few minutes on a daily basis to connect to the Zohar for the purpose of revealing light in the world.