Daily Zohar # 2075 – Vayikra – Can you bring water out of the rock
39. אָמַר לוֹ רַבִּי אֶלְעָזָר, נִרְאֶה שֶׁהַדּוֹדִים הֵם חֲבִיבוּת, לָמָּה הֵם תַּחְתּוֹנִים? אָמַר לוֹ, אֵלּוּ שֶׁמִּשְׁתּוֹקְקִים זֶה לָזֶה וְלֹא תָמִיד נִמְצָאִים, נִקְרְאוּ דוֹדִים. וְאֵלּוּ שֶׁנִּמְצָאִים תָּמִיד וְלֹא מִתְכַּסִּים וְלֹא נִפְרָדִים זֶה מִזֶּה, נִקְרְאוּ רֵעִים. וְלָכֵן אֵלּוּ דּוֹדִים וְאֵלּוּ רֵעִים, אֵלּוּ בְּרָצוֹן וּבְאַחְדוּת תָּמִיד וְאֵלֶּה בִתְשׁוּקָה לִפְעָמִים. וְזוֹהִי שְׁלֵמוּת הַכֹּל, כְּדֵי שֶׁתִּתְבָּרֵךְ כְּנֶסֶת יִשְׂרָאֵל, וְאָז שִׂמְחָה בְּכָל הָעוֹלָמוֹת.
40. רַבִּי חִזְקִיָּה בֵּאֵר אֶת הַפָּסוּק הַזֶּה בַּקָּרְבָּנוֹת, מִשּׁוּם שֶׁהֵם סְעוּדַת הַמֶּלֶךְ לְהַקְרִיב לְפָנָיו, וְנֶהֱנִים מִמֶּנָּה בַּעֲלֵי הַדִּינִים, וְכֻלָּם מִתְבַּשְּׂמִים, וְנִמְצֵאת שִׂמְחָה בַּכֹּל.
Continued from previous DZ
“וְנָהָר יֹצֵא מֵעֵדֶן, לְהַשְׁקוֹת אֶת-הַגָּן; וּמִשָּׁם, יִפָּרֵד, וְהָיָה, לְאַרְבָּעָה רָאשִׁים”
“Now a river flowed out of Eden to water the garden; and from there it divided and became four rivers.”
The Zohar explains that ‘Eden’ is Chokmah, the ‘Father’. The “River’ is Binah, ‘Mother’ that nourishes all the levels below. Father and Mother are always in unification because they create the flow of the ‘river’ that must have continuous flow from the upper level to the six sefirot of Zeir Anpin.
The aspect of ‘eating’ we discussed previously is on the higher levels of Chokmah and Binah because they are the source. To have a ‘drink’ a prior process of producing liquid must occur and therefore drinking is a secondary level.
In the lower level of Malchut we need to make connection to open the flow of energy from the upper to the lower. This is the aspect of lovers (see previous DZ, Song of Songs 5:1) who come together as Zeir Anpin and Malchut to draw from the ‘river’ flowing down from Chokmah and Binah.
We should always remember that we must make spiritual connection to the upper levels in order to draw life energy that benefits our lives. Many go to ‘social clubs’, paying good money to study diluted Kabbalah, expecting miracles in their lives but nothing much happen expect for the feeling of having a big prize lottery ticket before the drawing. They keep buying the ‘tickets’ and keep hoping. Only those who seek the knowledge to have a cleansing process as Rabbi Ashlag taught can gradually benefit from all studies of Kabbalah. But without proper spiritual connections from poor and pure hearts they may knock on the rock but water will not come out.
Find the ‘rock’ in Numbers 20:11