Daily Zohar # 2167 – Korach – The craftsman of the world
38. וְעַל זֶה צְרִיכִים הַלְוִיִּם לְהִטַּהֵר, וְאָז הַכֹּל נִכְלָל בַּיָּמִין וְהָעוֹלָם לֹא נִפְגָּם, וּמִשּׁוּם כָּךְ כָּתוּב, וְעָבַד הַלֵּוִי הוּא. הוּא הִשְׁלִים לְצַד שְׂמֹאל, הוּא הִשְׁלִים לִפְגַם הָעוֹלָם. וַאֲפִלּוּ אוֹתוֹ צַד צָפוֹן שֶׁנִּשְׁאָר חָסֵר בָּעוֹלָם, כְּשֶׁבָּרָא הַקָּדוֹשׁ בָּרוּךְ הוּא הָעוֹלָם, הַלֵּוִי הִשְׁלִים בָּאָרוֹן לַכֹּל. מַה זֶּה בָּאָרוֹן? בְּאוֹתוֹ מַשָּׂא שֶׁהָיוּ נוֹשְׂאִים בַּמִּשְׁכָּן, נִשְׁלַם כָּל אוֹתוֹ פְגָם עַל יָדוֹ.
“הַיֹּשֵׁב עַל-חוּג הָאָרֶץ, וְיֹשְׁבֶיהָ כַּחֲגָבִים; הַנּוֹטֶה כַדֹּק שָׁמַיִם, וַיִּמְתָּחֵם כָּאֹהֶל לָשָׁבֶת”
“It is He who sits above the circle of the earth, And its inhabitants are like grasshoppers, Who stretches out the heavens like a curtain And spreads them out like a tent to dwell in.”
“בַּהֲכִינוֹ שָׁמַיִם, שָׁם אָנִי; בְּחֻקוֹ חוּג, עַל-פְּנֵי תְהוֹם”
“When he established the heavens, I was there; when he drew a circle on the face of the deep,”
“וָאֶהְיֶה אֶצְלוֹ, אָמוֹן: וָאֶהְיֶה שַׁעֲשׁוּעִים, יוֹם יוֹם; מְשַׂחֶקֶת לְפָנָיו בְּכָל-עֵת”
“Then I was beside Him, as a master workman; And I was daily His delight, Rejoicing always before Him,”
When the Holy One blessed be He, wanted to create the world, his will created it in the Torah.
The Torah then became the tool of the ‘craftsman’, which means that the worlds were created according to the Torah. We know that a complete human being with over 37 trillion body cells is created from one single cell. The Torah is the seed of Creation and its DNA. With 304,805 letters in the Torah as individual genes on one string, the possibilities are endless. When we connect and study the Torah we connect to the energy that created and sustains the world. That is why the Torah is called Tree of Life to those who hold on to her. When we study it through the Zohar we connect to the Creative forces of Creation. The Ana B’Koach comes from the first 42 letters of the Torah.
The first step of creation was to create empty space created as a sphere and the sefirot of the world of Adam Kadmon spread into the space to create worlds and the vessels of the Sefirot. This space also created the initial desire that exists in every sefira and in every vessel.
The Endless Light is referred in the verse above as “He who sits above the circle”. The Endless sits above the circle but he also comes into the space through the ‘power lines (Columns)’ that come into the space using the system of the Ten Sefirot.
The Endless at the top of everything is called ‘Ayin’, ‘אין’ as in (Job 28:12) ‘חכמה מאין תמצא’, Chokmah comes from ‘Ayin’. At the Bottom we have Malchut with no light of its own and is called ‘Ani’ אני, which means ‘self’ ‘I’. Both names have the same letters.