Zohar Pinchas, Vol. 20 (English)/Vol 15 (Hebrew)
Continued from previous DZ
When one reaches the standing silent prayer with the 18 blessings, Zeir Anpin, that is the central column connects with ‘kissing of the lips’. What is the meaning of it?
When we open silent prayer we use a verse from Psalms 51:17
“אֲדֹנָי, שְׂפָתַי תִּפְתָּח; וּפִי, יַגִּיד תְּהִלָּתֶךָ”
“O Lord (ADNY), open my lips; and my mouth shall declare your praise”
The prayer has 18 blessings and should be spoken in a silent voice or whisper that can not be heard by a person standing next to us. It is beneficial to move our lips when following the prayer.
The lips are Netzach and Hod and between them is Yessod. It is the Sefirah that channels the Light to the world, Malchut. The special words of our prayers reveal the Light when we conduct our prayers with proper consciousness of unification of the Light and the vessel.
“ וַיִּשַּׁק יַעֲקֹב, לְרָחֵל; וַיִּשָּׂא אֶת-קֹלוֹ, וַיֵּבְךְּ”
And Jacob kissed Rachel, and lifted up his voice, and wept.”
As we explained in DZ 1328 Jacob is the aspect of Zeir Anpin, central column and Rachel is for Malchut. When they met for the first time Jacob ‘knew’ Rachel on the spiritual level. Their kiss was a unification of spiritual levels and not physical. The word for kiss in Hebrew is also related to the aspect of connecting the line (Malchut) to the circle that is like the Light has no beginning or end.
The sages teach us “As above, so below” and the Torah tells us that God created us in his “own image”. Every action is this world connects us to spiritual forces and energies. One can make love to his wife with great pleasure on the physical level but with proper consciousness they can draw great and lasting light into their lives.
One can speak words of no value that drain his energy but also can speak words that spread light of light and read the sacred text that add light and expand his vessel.
From the New York Times; http://www.nytimes.com/2013/10/09/science/englert-and-higgs-win-nobel-physics-prize.html?_r=0
“Two theoretical physicists who suggested that an invisible ocean of energy suffusing space is responsible for the mass and diversity of the particles in the universe won the Nobel Prize in Physics on Tuesday morning.”
In 1964 the scientists came with the theory of the “God’s Particle”, last year they ‘discovered’ it after investing billions of dollars in building the Large Hadron Colider at CERN, in Switzerland.
Why don’t they call the ‘invisible ocean of energy’ GOD? May be now it’s time for courageous scientists to give it the true name that is YHVH.
“אַתָּה הָרְאֵתָ לָדַעַת, כִּי יְהוָה הוּא הָאֱלֹהִים: אֵין עוֹד, מִלְּבַדּוֹ”
“It was shown to you, that YHVH, He is God; there is none else beside Him”
39: “וְיָדַעְתָּ הַיּוֹם, וַהֲשֵׁבֹתָ אֶל-לְבָבֶךָ, כִּי יְהוָה הוּא הָאֱלֹהִים, בַּשָּׁמַיִם מִמַּעַל וְעַל-הָאָרֶץ מִתָּחַת: אֵין, עוֹד”
“Know therefore today, and lay it to your heart, that the LORD is God in heaven above and on the earth beneath; there is no other”
Every atom in our body and the world around you is part of the ‘Ocean of energy’ that is the system of YHVH. The tool to connect to this force is the sacred words of the prayers and the Zohar.
Because of the negativity in the world most people have a polluted ‘ocean of energy’. When we read, listen and study the Zohar we purify this ocean to have a better soul and life.