Daily Zohar # 2048 – Terumah – Hugs, kisses and prayers
44. וְהַכָּרוֹז יוֹצֵא וְאוֹמֵר: אַשְׁרֵיכֶם הָעָם הַקָּדוֹשׁ שֶׁעוֹשִׂים טוֹב לִפְנֵי הַקָּדוֹשׁ בָּרוּךְ הוּא. וְסוֹד זֶה – (ישעיה לח) וְהַטּוֹב בְּעֵינֶיךָ עָשִׂיתִי, שֶׁסּוֹמֵךְ גְּאֻלָּה לִתְפִלָּה. מִשּׁוּם שֶׁבַּשָּׁעָה הַזּוֹ שֶׁמַּגִּיעִים לִתְהִלּוֹת לְאֵל עֶלְיוֹן, שֶׁעוֹלֶה הַגָּוֶן הַזֶּה עַל רֹאשׁ אוֹתוֹ הַגֹּרֶן, מִתְעוֹרֵר הַצַּדִּיק לְהִתְחַבֵּר בְּמָקוֹם שֶׁצָּרִיךְ בְּאַהֲבָה וַחֲבִיבוּת, בְּחֶדְוָה וּבְרָצוֹן. וְכָל הָאֵיבָרִים כֻּלָּם מִתְחַבְּרִים בִּתְשׁוּקָה אַחַת אֵלֶּה בְּאֵלֶּה, עֶלְיוֹנִים בְּתַחְתּוֹנִים, וְכָל הַמְּנוֹרוֹת מְאִירוֹת וְלוֹהֲטוֹת, וְכֻלָּם עוֹמְדִים בְּחִבּוּר אֶחָד בַּצַּדִּיק הַזֶּה שֶׁנִּקְרָא טוֹב, כְּמוֹ שֶׁנֶּאֱמַר (ישעיה ג) אִמְרוּ צַדִּיק כִּי טוֹב, וְזֶה מְחַבֵּר אֶת כֻּלָּם בְּחִבּוּר אֶחָד. אָז הַכֹּל בְּלַחַשׁ לְמַעְלָה וּלְמַטָּה בִּנְשִׁיקוֹת שֶׁל רָצוֹן, וְהַדָּבָר עוֹמֵד בְּחִבּוּר שֶׁל בֵּית הַגֹּרֶן.
When Israelites come to the synagogue and pray they build a vessel to receive the Light. When they arrive to the blessing just before the silent prayer the vessel is in unification with Yessod and the prayer continues in silence because it is on a spiritual level that doesn’t require a voice that vibrates in this world.
We congregate in a synagogue with a minimum of 10 people to have a complete vessel and do prayers. The prayers were designed to prepare our vessels, cleanse and elevate our souls to a high spiritual point where we can draw Light. Living in Malchut means that we are vessels with simple life energy that holds the vessel in existence with its own identity. To expand the vessel and receive higher Light we must act to draw Light, expanding the vessel and keep a cycle of growing the vessel and drawing greater Light into it.
As vessels (Malchut), we need to desire a connection to Yessod because it’s the only way to connect us to the Light and allow its flow to the vessel, Malchut.
Our spiritual connections with prayers and Zohar study give us a connection to Yessod. If we stop the prayers before entering the level of the silent prayer, the vessel loses the potential light that could have been drawn into it.
Rabbi Ashlag brought the teaching of the Zohar and Kabbalah to an understandable level by the masses. Unfortunately, as it spread everywhere, it became diluted. There is less focus on prayers and proper kabbalistic meditations. Many students of Kabbalah around the world gather with other wonderful caring and sharing people. They have events of unity and sharing but unfortunately in most cases, they neglect to do proper services and prayers. Their focus is on enjoying the social gathering with good food and music. maybe few lectures about the importance of unity, responsibility to each other, the group and their organizations. Compared to the world vessel (Kli), few thousands people gathered together without serious prayers can not draw the proper Light to the vessel. Very few take the prayers as serious matter as the Zohar and the great Tzadikim teach us.
To understand the importance of prayers and unification with the Light, think about a man and a woman. The woman is the aspect of the vessel and the man is the aspect of the channel of Light. They come with love and share beautiful time together. This strengthens their vessels but to make the relationship fruitful and bring positive outcome the man should have his Yessod penetrate the vessel of the woman and channel the Light in. The Yessod plants a seed in Malchut that connects Light to the vessel and make it fruitful. Without the seed the vessel stays empty.
The Zohar in Paragraph 44 talks about the awakening of the Tzadik, which is Yessod, who connects with love, joy of the entire body with one desire to unite upper and lower (light and vessel) with whispering and unity with the vessel.
Rabbi Ashlag in Hasulam explains that there are secrets during the silent prayer that cause embracing and kissing between the Yessod of the male and Yessod of the female. The spiritual hugs and kisses is about merging with higher level and connect to their energy. The prayers are made like a ladder that takes us high to the world of Atzilut. After we make the complete unification during the silent prayer we receive the Light we prayed for. The prayers that follow help us bringing that Light down to Malchut.
Everyone should have a prayer book or at least say prayers three times a day. Pause your work few times during the day to acknowledge God in your life and that everything around you is him, whether you see good or bad.
B”H I will add a lot of prayers to the audio channel http://soundcloud.com/dailyzohar, save the link and visit frequently. Those who don’t or can’t read Hebrew can listen to the recordings of the different prayers and sacred text to support their personal prayers.
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