Daily Zohar # 2494 – Vaetchanan – The Holy One wears Tefillin
Continued from previous DZ
The fourth chamber is from Deuteronomy 11:13-21 , which is the second paragraph of the Shema prayer. It’s the left of Da’at and expresses judgment and mercy.
Judgment aspect expressed as in the verse 16: “Beware that your hearts are not deceived” and “the anger of YHVH will be kindled against you”. Mercy aspect expressed as in the verse 14: “He will give the rain for your land”, and the verse 15: “and you will eat and be satisfied”.
Even though every Sefira includes the aspects of Judgment and Mercy, this part of the Tefillin includes a harsh judgment.
Zeir Anpin takes all the levels above, that are Chokmah, Binah, Right of Da’at, and Left of Da’at, and unites them as one.
Because Zeir Anpin is the conduit for the Endless Light from the upper three to Malchut, it represents the Holy One Blessed Be He and the center column that holds the Right and the Left together. The Sages (Talmud, Berachot 6a) and the Zohar tell us that that ‘The Holy One wears Tefillin’ and after the last few studies we understand this statement. The Tefillin connects to Chokmah, Binah and Da’at and creates a ‘crown’ on top of Zeir Anpin and that is the aspect of ‘The Holy One wears Tefillin’.
Continues in the next DZ