Daily Zohar # 2534 – Ki Tetze – Speak to the Rock
Zoahr Ki Tetze
Moses opened and say there are rocks and there are stones. There’s a stone of the Tetragrammaton name, which is the Y י that became huge. (Daniel 2:35) “But the stone that struck the statue became a huge mountain and filled the whole earth”.
There’s a forbidden stone that represent the Left without the Chassadim of the Right. It is used for idol worship and won’t bring out ‘water’.
“לֹא-תַעֲשׂוּ לָכֶם אֱלִילִם, וּפֶסֶל וּמַצֵּבָה לֹא-תָקִימוּ לָכֶם, וְאֶבֶן מַשְׂכִּית לֹא תִתְּנוּ בְּאַרְצְכֶם, לְהִשְׁתַּחֲוֹת עָלֶיהָ: כִּי אֲנִי יְהוָה, אֱלֹהֵיכֶם”
“You shall not make for yourselves idols, nor shall you set up for yourselves an image or a sacred pillar, nor shall you place a figured stone in your land to bow down to it; for I am YHVH your God.”
“קַח אֶת-הַמַּטֶּה, וְהַקְהֵל אֶת-הָעֵדָה אַתָּה וְאַהֲרֹן אָחִיךָ, וְדִבַּרְתֶּם אֶל-הַסֶּלַע לְעֵינֵיהֶם, וְנָתַן מֵימָיו; וְהוֹצֵאתָ לָהֶם מַיִם מִן-הַסֶּלַע, וְהִשְׁקִיתָ אֶת-הָעֵדָה וְאֶת-בְּעִירָם”
“Take the staff; and you and your brother Aaron assemble the congregation and speak to the rock before their eyes, that it may yield its water. You shall thus bring forth water for them out of the rock and let the congregation and their beasts drink.”
The rock that Moses was sent to speak to had the aspect of Malchut of Atzilut. It is built from Chokmah and Binah of the Right. It requires peaceful and pleasant speaking to make the unification with Zeir Anpin and allow the light to flow down.
The rock of the other-side comes from behind Malchut of Atzilut. It the aspect of the Left and represents judgment. This level needs to be hit to break the judgments that connect to it and draw water from a lower level.
The Zohar is our ‘rock’, which is a form of manifestation of Light in Malchut. It comes from the Right. We need to treat it with respect and speak/study its words to let the ‘water’ (Light) come out.