Daily Zohar # 1326 – Pinchas – One source, Light and Darkness
Zohar Pinchas, Vol. 20 (English)/Vol 15 (Hebrew)
The Faithful Shepherd, Moses, explains that the secrets of Torah should be revealed and shared among friends. The secrets of the Torah turn into darkness for the wicked. Like hidden money that was dug out, it can not be enjoyed if there is no ‘ownership’. The Light shines for those who ‘own’ it.
I mentioned in previous commentary important tools that help us keep the light by earning it. One of them is removal of ‘Bread of Shame’. It is a spiritual principal that requires from us ‘work’ or ‘payment’ for every benefit we receive in this world. Everything comes from the Light and we should appreciate, give thanks and bless it.
During Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur I got ‘hit’ with the thought that I may cause many people to have Bread of Shame because everything I do and share is unconditionally for free. I made a decision to keep the free and open source of Zohar study because it is Light. It is given to me as a gift and I ‘pay’ for it by sharing and spreading it where is possible. Thank God we have thousands of subscribers and more come to study without subscription. My duty is to teach you the spiritual system and its principals and how to benefit from the Zohar.
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Moses continues, ‘On the tenth’, means nine Sefirot of each side against the nine month of pregnancy and as the numerical value of אח from the word אחד, ‘One’ of the Shema Israel prayer. The pregnant woman is the letter ד, numerical value 4. 9 on each side equals 36 + 4 = 40. Shabbat represents the unification of the Light and the Vessel as One, אחד.
The Ten Commandments appear twice in the Torah. The first is in Exodus 20:7
“זָכוֹר אֶת-יוֹם הַשַּׁבָּת, לְקַדְּשׁוֹ.” “Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy”
and for the commandment related to Shabbat, the word used is “Remember”, ” זָכוֹר ” with the root word זכר, meaning ‘male’.
In the second place, Deuteronomy 5:11 the Torah uses one different word with the commandment of Shabbat and it is “Observe”,”Keep”
“שָׁמוֹר אֶת-יוֹם הַשַּׁבָּת, לְקַדְּשׁוֹ” “Observe the sabbath day, to keep it holy”
The אח of אחד, ‘One’ is for זכור, ‘Remember’ that is the aspect of Zeir Anpin. ד from אחד is for שמור, “observe”,”Guard”, which is the aspect of Malchut. Together is comes to 42 that refers to the power of Creation.