Daily Zohar # 1451 – Vayikra – Letters of Light
The Zohar says that 2000 years before the world was created God ‘played’ with the Hebrew letters. In another place it says that God was looking in the Torah and creating the world. This teaches us that the Hebrew letters are above all dimensions. When a scriber (“סופר־סתם”) writes a Torah scroll, he must be clean physically and spiritually, his consciousness should be pure and he must immerse in a Mikveh before he starts writing.
Before writing each letter he should touch the scroll with the ink to make a tiny dot meditating on the letter Yod, “י” (to connect the letter to Keter where Light enters the world and feeds all vessels). This tiny and significant dot starts each letter in the Torah. There are many rules on writing a Kosher Torah and even if just one of them is broken, it invalidates the whole Torah Scroll and it cannot be used as a tool to draw the light. Each letter must be surrounded by space and if one letter touches the other one it invalidates the whole Torah. The reason is that all the letters of the Torah are significant in their individual place. If two letters touch each other or if one is broken then they cannot channel the Light.
The Torah cannot be written by a machine no matter how sophisticated or accurate. If the light is not channeled through a living person with pure consciousness then it cannot be used as a tool of Light.
The top of every column in the Torah scroll begins with the letter “ו”, the columns in the Torah are like the letter “ו”, and only in six places the letters at the top of the columns are different. Those letters spell “ביה־שמו” numerical value “המשיח”, “The Mashiach”
In ten places in the Torah there are 32 dots above the letters, representing 10 Sefirot and the 22 letters of the “א־ב”. They channel the 32 paths of wisdom (Chokmah). The first letter of the Torah is “ב” and the last one is “ל”, together it is “לב” (numerical value 32) which also means “Heart”.
There are 32 teeth in the mouth for the same reason. (To channel that energy). It says “Life and Death by the hand of the tongue”, “חיים־ומות־ביד־הלשון”. This tells us that we are constructed to be channels for the light and that we have the ability to build or destroy with our words.
The Zohar reveals the concealed light of the Torah by quoting verses and explains the spiritual connection. It makes a bridge to the upper levels and benefits us with great Light.
In the Portion of Vayikra, God calls on Moses from within the Holy Tabernacle using the letter א Alef. God made himself available to us because we built the Tabernacle. We don’t have the Tabernacle of the Holy Temple in our times but we have the Zohar that provides a channel of Light to the Upper levels. All we need is to get inside of it and draw the Light of the Torah to sustain our lives.
Proverb 3:18 (I suggest reading the entire chapter)
“עֵץ-חַיִּים הִיא, לַמַּחֲזִיקִים בָּהּ; וְתֹמְכֶיהָ מְאֻשָּׁר”.
“She (The Torah) is a tree of life to them that lay hold upon her, and happy is every one that support her.”