Continued from DZ 2001
The sages tell us that King David was sleeping like a horse, meaning that he was sleeping “sixty breaths-worth”. He was then wake up to study Torah.
King David is the aspect of Malchut, which is time, death and darkness. He wanted to connect to life and didn’t sleep too long so he wouldn’t feel the aspect of death during sleep. Like Malchut, he received life force from an external source. He was supposed to be born and die on the same day. Adam, that could see all the souls throughout the generations, knew that King David needed to have support and gave him 70 years of his own life so King David would be able to connect to Zeir Anpin. Instead of 1000 years Adam lived only 930 years. Adam’s gift was for all of us because King David built the first Holy Temple and gave us the powerful Psalms to shine in our days.
Daily Zohar # 2319 – Vayigash – The life of King David