Daily Zohar # 2097 – Tazria – Form your life
40. רַבִּי חִיָּיא וְרַבִּי אָחָא הָיוּ יוֹשְׁבִים לַיְלָה אֶחָד לִפְנֵי רַבִּי אַבָּא. קָמוּ בַּחֲצוֹת הַלַּיְלָה לַעֲסֹק בַּתּוֹרָה. עַד שֶׁיָּצְאוּ הַחוּצָה, רָאוּ כּוֹכָב אֶחָד שֶׁהָיָה מַכֶּה שָׁלֹשׁ פְּעָמִים בְּכוֹכָב אַחֵר וּמַסְתִּיר אוֹרוֹ. בֵּינְתַיִם שָׁמְעוּ שְׁנֵי קוֹלוֹת בִּשְׁנֵי צְדָדִים, קוֹל אֶחָד לְצַד צָפוֹן לְמַעְלָה, וְקוֹל אֶחָד לְמַטָּה, וְהַקּוֹל הַהוּא מַכְרִיז וְאוֹמֵר: הִכָּנְסוּ וְהִתְכַּנְּסוּ לִמְקוֹמְכֶם, עַכְשָׁו הִשְׁתַּמְּרוּת שֶׁל נְקֵבָה פְּתוּחָה, הַקָּדוֹשׁ בָּרוּךְ הוּא נִכְנָס לְטַיֵּל בַּגָּן לְהִשְׁתַּעֲשֵׁעַ עִם הַצַּדִּיקִים שֶׁבַּגָּן. עָבַר אוֹתוֹ הַקּוֹל וְשָׁכַךְ.
Continued from previous DZ
1 Samuel 2:2
“אֵין-קָדוֹשׁ כַּיהוָה, כִּי אֵין בִּלְתֶּךָ; וְאֵין צוּר, כֵּאלֹהֵינוּ”
“”There is no one holy like YHVH, Indeed, there is no one besides You, Nor is there any rock like our God.”
The word ‘צוּר’ is translated here as ‘rock’. It is correct literally but how can we compare God to the hardest rock or to anything of this world? The root is for the the action of ‘forming’ something from existing matter. The first part of the verse talks about the holiness of YHVH and the second part refers to the name ELOHIM, אלֹהֵינוּ, which is the creative force of the corporeal world. After the six days of creation everything in this world is formed, not created.
Before the Genesis 1:1 the endless created darkness and void and that is why the second verse of the Torah says “and the earth was unformed and void”. There is a deep study about this but hopefully I’ll get back to it in another time. The third verse of the Torah says “’Let there be light.’ And there was light.”. This is the original ‘matter’ because without it, nothing can exists. Every atom in this universe (Malchut) must be under the government of the Endless and his plan.
All atoms in the periodic table of elements have similar form (electrons, protons, neutrons). The inner forces for each atom depend of the ‘formation’ of the vessel, which is defined by the number of electrons, protons and neutrons. The sub atomic particles are connected spiritually to the thought of the Endless and ours. They carry the consciousness and the ‘program’ of the specific atom.
When we use the term create it is actually a different type of forming. We use materials of this world and put them together to make a new form. Your smartphone is built from elements from the earth, like aluminum, sand (glass) etc. The energy of the battery is collected from another source of energy and it comes from the sun, water or fuel turbines. Only the Endless Light can create because it doesn’t have limits. The great new ideas of how to form new forms in this world come from the Endless Light, as part of our tikkun process.
It is our responsibility to use the world around us in proper and righteous ways to form a better life. We need to follow the instructions we received from the Torah and the Zohar that teach us how to connect the vessels we form to the Light and benefit from all that we form.