Zohar Lech Lecha
“מַה-יְּדִידוֹת מִשְׁכְּנוֹתֶיךָ– יְהוָה צְבָאוֹת.”
“How lovely is your dwelling place, YHVH Tzevaot (Lord of hosts)!”
Rabbi Yosei in the Zohar explains the importance of studying how the world operates and what is their part in the world.
He reveals that the initial forces were fire (Left column) and water (Right column). They were opposites of each other and each force tried to control the other. When the force of the Central column was revealed both sides came in peace and solid matter was formed.
The following paragraph was copied from Wikipedia article “Chronology of the universe”.
It describes the initial forces of heat energy (fire, Gevurah, Left column) restricted in time (New formed dimension) and got cooled (Water, Chassadim, Right column). The ‘fight’ between the forces began with the moment of first manifestation of the thought of Creation and continued until the aspect of time was introduced and controlled the two forces to create the first particle, ‘Solid’ matter that is the building block of existence.
The very earliest universe was so hot, or energetic, that initially no matter particles existed or could exist except perhaps fleetingly. According to prevailing scientific theories it was at this time that the forces we see around us today merged into one unified force. Space-time itself expanded during an inflationary epoch due to the immensity of the energies involved. Gradually the immense energies cooled – still to a temperature inconceivably hot compared to any we see around us now, but sufficiently to allow forces to gradually undergo symmetry breaking, a kind of repeated condensation from one status quo to another, leading finally to the separation of the strong force from the electroweak force and the first particles.
In another place, I learned that during the first three seconds of Creation matter was created and at the same time anti matter that voided it. The time aspect created a flaw in the matter and the anti-matter could not void the matter anymore. It moved to another dimension.
These scientific findings explain the article of the Holy Ari and the study of Ten Luminous Emanation about the stages called ‘The Shattering of the vessel’. This process was needed to create vessels to hold the Light and sustain the world with the concealed energy coming from the Endless.
The Holy Zohar and the Holy Ari, teach us many secrets that we can understand with our scientific mind only now.
The question is why do we need the Zohar if we cannot really understand it until science catches up with it. The answer is simple. The Zohar and the study of Kabbalah affect our subconscious mind and align our soul with the forces of nature that is the Light of the Endless.
We benefit from Light that fulfills our vessel even if we cannot grasp or understand it. The basic materials that form the most advanced technology come from/are derived from natural sources that existed at the time of creation. We learned in time how to use the natural resources around us to our benefit and use them for technological advancement. The metal, plastic, gold, glass and silicon that construct the smart devices we hold in our hand are all natural resources. The inspiration to use them and build something new that was never ‘assembled’ before comes from the Light.
With the study of the Zohar we advance our mind, consciousness, and soul to levels that we cannot understand. The secrets of the great benefits will be revealed and clear to us at the time of the Final Redemption.
Study Zohar with all your heart and might and when the time comes even science won’t be able to catch up with you.