Daily Zohar # 2316 – Miketz – Names
Pharaoh chose Joseph to execute the plan to save Egypt. He recognized that the force of God (ELHYM) was with him.
“וַיֹּאמֶר פַּרְעֹה, אֶל-עֲבָדָיו: הֲנִמְצָא כָזֶה–אִישׁ, אֲשֶׁר רוּחַ אֱלֹהִים בּוֹ.”
“Then Pharaoh said to his servants, “Can we find a man like this, in whom is with the spirit of God (ELHYM)?”
Later, when Moses came to Pharaoh with the demand from YHVH to let the Israelites go, he didn’t recognize YHVH. Pharaoh was wiser than all of Egypt’s magicians and he didn’t lie when saying that he didn’t know YHVH. Except for the patriarchs, YHVH was not yet revealed in the world.
“וַיֹּאמֶר פַּרְעֹה–מִי יְהוָה אֲשֶׁר אֶשְׁמַע בְּקֹלוֹ, לְשַׁלַּח אֶת-יִשְׂרָאֵל: לֹא יָדַעְתִּי אֶת-יְהוָה, וְגַם אֶת-יִשְׂרָאֵל לֹא אֲשַׁלֵּחַ”
“But Pharaoh said, “Who is YHVH that I should obey His voice to let Israel go? I do not know YHVH, and besides, I will not let Israel go.”
Moses used only the YHVH name when dealing with Pharaoh, and that how’s YHVH hardened his heart.
There’s the Creator, Blessed be He that we don’t know anything about. We are not able or allowed to discuss anything related to Endless force. We start studying the creation/formation of this world from the point where the Endless Light starts to establish the governess of this universe. We call it Keter and the concealed top of the letter Yod.
The world was created with words by the force we call אלהים, ELHYM. This name is usually translated into English as ‘God’ and the other ‘famous’ name, YHVH, is usually translated as ‘the LORD’.
Most religions have a faith that is based on belief in one God, who is almighty and has a ‘representative(s)’ on earth.
In Kabbalah and Judaism there’s no representative of God. We have some channels that deliver messages to guide us through the temporary process of life.
The Hebrew letters and words are the building blocks of this world. Without sound we wouldn’t be able to communicate and create.
Every Hebrew letter represents a channel of energy from the upper levels and, like the periodic table of elements, the Hebrew letters can be organized in different groups.
The ‘Nikud’, which is the Hebrew vowels, are like electrons that envelope the nucleus (a Hebrew letter) and bond with other letters to make molecules (words and sounds) of endless forms and possibilities.While the periodic table has specific rules related to bonding different elements, there’s not limit to the number of possibilities that the Hebrew letters can form into different spiritual energies.
Using the Hebrew letters we can use the force of the Endless in this world but without proper knowledge we can not ‘play’ with the letters.
Continued in the next DZ