Daily Zohar # 2149 – Naso – 248 Lights
Continued from previous DZ
The Torah provides us with 613 precepts, out of which 248 precepts of “to do” for the purpose of drawing Light. It is done by connecting the action (Mitzvah) done in Malchut, the aspect of the lower H, with meditation, prayer, which is the aspect of V to upper YH of the name. The 248 precepts are a small spiritual system that creates a bridge to the upper Light. The resting 365 precepts of “not to do” protect us from the negativity and possible drainage of Light that we may have. Following these 365 precepts protect us from being swallowed by the darkness of Malchut and or from draining the Light that we have earned.
Those who are disconnected from the life force cause great suffering to their 248 parts of body and soul.
If we do Teshuvah we are promised to be healed from the pain that our souls suffered without the Light.
“דְּרָכָיו רָאִיתִי, וְאֶרְפָּאֵהוּ; וְאַנְחֵהוּ, וַאֲשַׁלֵּם נִחֻמִים לוֹ וְלַאֲבֵלָיו”
“I have seen his ways, and I will heal him; I will lead him and restore comfort to him and to his mourners”
The Zohar explains that “his mourners” are the 248 parts of the soul. They form a spiritual shape on the head of the person and connect him to יהו YHV of the holy name.
“הַכָּרַת פְּנֵיהֶם עָנְתָה בָּם, וְחַטָּאתָם כִּסְדֹם הִגִּידוּ לֹא כִחֵדוּ; אוֹי לְנַפְשָׁם, כִּי-גָמְלוּ לָהֶם רָעָה”
“The expression of their faces bears witness against them, And they display their sin like Sodom; They do not even conceal it. Woe to them! For they have brought evil on themselves.”
The face reflects the inner Light of a person. Most people can easily interpret common mimics and a Tzadik can see the type of Light or negative force on the person’s face and head.