Daily Zohar # 1738 – Yitro – The force behind the Big Bang
34. בַּמְכֻסֶּה שֶׁבַּמְכֻסִּים נִרְשָׁם רֹשֶׁם אֶחָד שֶׁלֹּא נִרְאֶה וְלֹא הִתְגַּלָּה אוֹתוֹ רֹשֶׁם רָשׁוּם וְלֹא רָשׁוּם. בַּעֲלֵי הַתְּבוּנָה וְעֵינַיִם פְּקוּחוֹת לֹא יְכוֹלִים לַעֲמֹד בּוֹ. הוּא קִיּוּם הַכֹּל. אוֹתוֹ הָרֹשֶׁם הוּא קָטָן, שֶׁלֹּא נִרְאָה וְלֹא הִתְגַּלָּה. עוֹמֵד בְּרָצוֹן לְקַיֵּם הַכֹּל. לְקַבֵּל מַה שֶּׁמְּקַבֵּל מִמַּה שֶׁאֵין בּוֹ רֹשֶׁם וְלֹא רָצוֹן, שֶׁלֹּא נִרְאֶה.
35. אוֹתוֹ הָרֹשֶׁם רוֹצֶה לְכַסּוֹת אֶת עַצְמוֹ, וְעוֹשֶׂה אוֹתוֹ לְעַצְמוֹ לְהִטָּמֵן בּוֹ הֵיכָל אֶחָד. אוֹתוֹ הֵיכָל מוֹצִיא אוֹתוֹ מֵעַצְמוֹ, וּמוֹתֵחַ אוֹתוֹ בִּמְתִיחָה גְּדוֹלָה וְרַבָּה לְכָל הַצְּדָדִים, מְכַבֵּד אוֹתוֹ בִּלְבוּשֵׁי כָבוֹד, וּפוֹתֵחַ לוֹ חֲמִשִּׁים שְׁעָרִים.
Continued from previous DZ
“וַיַּרְא אֱלֹהִים אֶת-כָּל-אֲשֶׁר עָשָׂה”
“And God saw everything that he had made…”
The verse states ” וַיַּרְא אֱלֹהִים” “And God (Elokim) saw”. The Zohar explains that this is ‘Elokim Haim’ that is ‘God of Life’ and Rabbi Ashlag adds “which is Binah”.
There is Elokim above, which is Binah, and Elokim below that controls the level of Malchut.
The Zohar explains that there is a concealed force that is so small that is neither revealed nor can be seen. It has and it doesn’t have an energy signature. It is the force that holds existence in its dynamic state. It also has the will to sustain everything in creation.
This force receives from a force that can not be described. From within itself, it created a vessel that is stretched enormously to all sides and opens 50 gates.
This is somewhat difficult to understand unless you are familiar with the Big Bang theory that explains how the world was created. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Big_Bang). We can easily find similarities between the theory and what the Zohar reveals.
The Big Bang Theory explains that the world was created from a singular point with the explosion that started from one atom.
I watched Prof Neil deGrasse Tyson describing the beginning of the Big Bang. He said that at the very beginning there were particles cancelling each other like matter and antimatter. That was the moment after the thought of the Endless began to manifest and became matter. The vessel couldn’t be created initially because the light of the Endless had to go through several steps to reduce its energy in order to have a ‘vessel’ that can exists as matter in the created world. The initial particles became ‘corrupted’, meaning turning from photons particles to atoms and matter. The created universe began to stretch in all direction and continued to stretch far into the future.
We should know that our solar system may look like we have a steady sun in the middle and eight planets in its orbit, but the fact is that the entire solar system is moving in space in high speed. I saw calculation running between 12 to 144 miles per second.
I believe that the Holy Ari gathered some of his revelations about the ‘middle point’ of Creation from this part of the Zohar.
For us, the students of Kabbalah, it’s a moment to be in awe to the Zohar revelations as well as to the amazing Holy Ari. He described the Big Bang about 400 years before the scientists did that. They had tools to measure the expansion of the universe, but the Ari had only the Zohar.
The benefits we draw from this Zohar is a connection to spiritual roots that benefit our soul. Studying science is important and useful in this world but it only satisfies the conscious mind.