Daily Zohar # 2477 – Balak – The 'Good' light of Moses
Daily Zohar 2477
Daily Zohar 2477
53. וְלָכֵן לְגַבֵּי מֹשֶׁה הִקְטִין עַצְמוֹ, שֶׁכָּתוּב מַלְאַךְ ה’. יַעֲקֹב קָרָא לוֹ בְשָׁעָה שֶׁהָיָה מִסְתַּלֵּק מִן הָעוֹלָם. מַלְאָךְ, מָה הַטַּעַם? מִשּׁוּם שֶׁבְּאוֹתָהּ שָׁעָה הָיָה יוֹרֵשׁ אוֹתָהּ לִשְׁלֹט. מֹשֶׁה בְּחַיָּיו. יַעֲקֹב לְאַחַר שֶׁהִסְתַּלֵּק מֵהָעוֹלָם. מֹשֶׁה בְּגוּף. יַעֲקֹב בְּרוּחַ. אַשְׁרֵי חֶלְקוֹ שֶׁל מֹשֶׁה.
Continued from previous DZ
“וַתַּהַר הָאִשָּׁה, וַתֵּלֶד בֵּן; וַתֵּרֶא אֹתוֹ כִּי-טוֹב הוּא, וַתִּצְפְּנֵהוּ שְׁלֹשָׁה יְרָחִים”
“The woman conceived and bore a son; and when she saw that he was good, she hid him for three months.”
Moses’s mother recognized how special her child immediately when he was born. She concealed him from the terrible decree of Pharaoh for three months before sending him on the nile to his faith. The daughter of Pharaoh, Batya, found Moses on the water and when she touched him her leprosy got cured (פרקי דרבי אליעזר). Batya immediately took him under her protection. She had elevated soul and didn’t agree or followed her father’s way. When Moses came to her she converted. Moses was nursed by his mother to receive pure nourishments from the right side. (Exodus 2:5-10)
“וַיַּרְא אֱלֹהִים אֶת-הָאוֹר, כִּי-טוֹב”
“And God saw that the light that it was good.”
The ‘Light’ in this verse is the aspect of Zeir Anpin. Moses was born surround with the light of Zeir Anpin and for that reason he was connected to the Shechina while he was living in this world. The Zohar revealed that Jacob had the protection of the Shechina but his direct connection to her came only after he passed away.
Moses was at the level of Da’at that is the level that bridge the light from Chokmah and Binah to this world. From his level he could connect to all the levels below. Jacob was the aspect of the central column and even though he had spiritual perfection, Moses was higher.