Daily Zohar # 1670 – Toldot – The DNA of the Universe
6. בֹּא רְאֵה מַה כָּתוּב לְמַעְלָה, וְאֵלֶּה תֹּלְדֹת יִשְׁמָעֵאל. שֶׁהֵם שְׁנֵים עָשָׂר נְשִׂיאִים. אַחַר כָּךְ אָמַר וְאֵלֶּה תּוֹלְדֹת יִצְחָק. הֲתַעֲלֶה עַל דַּעְתְּךָ שֶׁכָּתוּב בּוֹ בְּיִשְׁמָעֵאל שֶׁהוֹלִיד שְׁנֵים עָשָׂר נְשִׂיאִים וְיִצְחָק הוֹלִיד שְׁנֵי בָנִים, שֶׁזֶּה הִתְעַלָּה וְזֶה לֹא הִתְעַלָּה? עַל כֵּן כָּתוּב מִי יְמַלֵּל גְּבוּרוֹת ה’. זֶה יִצְחָק. וְיִצְחָק הוֹצִיא אֶת יַעֲקֹב, שֶׁהוּא הָיָה לְבַדּוֹ יוֹתֵר מִכֻּלָּם, שֶׁהוֹלִיד שְׁנֵים עָשָׂר שְׁבָטִים, הַקִּיּוּם שֶׁל מַעְלָה וּמַטָּה. אֲבָל יִצְחָק לְמַעְלָה בִּקְדֻשָּׁה עֶלְיוֹנָה, [וְיִשְׁמָעֵאל] וְעֵשָׂו לְמַטָּה, וְעַל כֵּן כָּתוּב מִי יְמַלֵּל גְּבוּרוֹת ה’ יַשְׁמִיעַ כָּל תְּהִלָּתוֹ. זֶה יַעֲקֹב. כְּשֶׁנִּדְבַּק הַשֶּׁמֶשׁ בַּלְּבָנָה, כַּמָּה כּוֹכָבִים מְאִירִים מֵהֶם.
The Zohar quotes King Solomon, who was known for his great wisdom (Chokmah). King David prepared everything for the building process of the Holy Temple but left the actual work to his son, King Solomon (Read 1 Chronicles Chapter 29). King David was a warrior with blood on his hands. Even though he fought justified wars, he knew that he could not build the Holy Temple. It required purity the King Solomon had. His name, שלמה, means ‘the complete’. The root of his name means ‘peace’. By building the Holy Temple he earned the merit to connect to the Light of Chokmah.
Regardless of his supreme wisdom, he could not get to the deepest levels of understanding the Torah.
“כָּל-זֹה, נִסִּיתִי בַחָכְמָה; אָמַרְתִּי אֶחְכָּמָה, וְהִיא רְחוֹקָה מִמֶּנִּי”
“I tested all this with wisdom, and I said, “I will be wise,” but it was far from me.”
:24 “רָחוֹק, מַה-שֶּׁהָיָה; וְעָמֹק עָמֹק, מִי יִמְצָאֶנּוּ.”
“What has been is remote and exceedingly mysterious. Who can discover it?”
King David himself, who devoted all his life to connect to the Creator in all his actions, asked God:
“גַּל-עֵינַי וְאַבִּיטָה– נִפְלָאוֹת, מִתּוֹרָתֶךָ.”
“Open my eyes, that I may behold wondrous things out of your law (Torah).”
The Holy Ari used this in the short prayer before studying the Zohar, to make a connection to the words of King David asking for the Light to open our eyes, that are the aspect of Chokmah, to see the wonders of the Torah.
The Zohar reveals so many spiritual secrets from the Torah, and yet it’s like nothing in the ocean of knowledge that it conceals.
Our DNA has 4 basic elements, represented by the letters AGTC, which are the initials of four nucleic acids.
There are four elements that are parts of every letter in the Torah. They are shown in the table below.
There are 304,805 letters in the Torah and using different calculation of the basic letter elements that construct them all we get to the count of 600,000 – 408. This is significant and you can find more about the letter count in the Torah on KabbalahSecrets.com. The combinations are endless and if the letters are the DNA of the universe, as we learned from the last Zohar studies, then we can definitely and scientifically say that the Torah is the DNA of the entire universe.