Daily Zohar # 2468 – Chukat – How to build great inheritance for life
“טוֹבָה חָכְמָה עִם נַחֲלָה וְיֹתֵר לְרֹאֵי הַשָּׁמֶשׁ”
“Wisdom along with an inheritance is good And an advantage to those who see the sun.”
God created the world by using the Torah as a ‘Blue Print’. From that we learn that the Torah is constructed from the Light of the Endless. It comes down to us from the vessel of Binah to Zeir Anpin and Malchut.
From our view point of Malchut, the life of the Tree of Life comes from the upper three Sefirot when we connect to it. The lower seven Sefirot represent time, process and temporary states of good and bad. Without connection to the upper three there’s no life in this world and no ‘inheritance’.
The ‘inheritance’ is the Life that we draw from the upper three Sefirot. When we channel the Light of the Endless through our vessels to create the aspect of inheritance that benefits us in the world to come.
To ‘see the sun’ is the aspect of connecting and holding to Zeir Anpin that is the ‘bridge’ between the upper three and Malchut. It is done by following the ways of the Torah that draws ‘Life’ and inheritance to us.
“כִּי בְּצֵל הַחָכְמָה בְּצֵל הַכָּסֶף וְיִתְרוֹן דַּעַת הַחָכְמָה תְּחַיֶּה בְעָלֶיהָ”
“Wisdom is a shelter as money is a shelter, but the advantage of knowledge is this: Wisdom preserves the life of those who have it.”
This verse teaches us that the real inheritance is what we can achieve by connecting to Binah through the Torah. Money may give false sense of good life in this world but without ‘inheritance’ life ends here and no continuation in the word to come. Having money in this world is good only as a tool that gives us ability to do more and build greater inheritance. We use our money to do good and help more people to do the same and or other good actions that we can’t do by ourselves.
The ‘Wisdom’ is what we receive when connecting to the to the upper three through the study of Torah through the Zohar. It gives us wealth of life force that earns us immortality in the world to come and the Resurrection.
A quick lesson on light and vessel:
For some of you the words ‘vessel of Binah’ above sounds incorrect because most times we use ‘the Light of Binah’. Imagine a person named Abe, his name identifies him as a vessel. He is a good person and his actions are of type Chessed, love and kindness. He has the force of life in him that is similar to all people but the way he expresses it is according to his soul that defines the ‘light’ of the ‘vessel’.
All the Sefirot of the Tree of Life are vessels for the Light of the Endless. Each Sefira has a different name because it has a unique expression of light.