Daily Zohar # 2545 – Ha’azinu – The roots of the letters
The book that is mentioned below, ‘Sifra D’Tzniuta’, ‘the book of concealment’, is a short Zohar book located at the end of the portion of Terumah. It has only 73 paragraphs in five chapters. According to the Holy Ari they are parallel to the five books of the Torah.
In Sifra D’Tzniuta we learn that there is a supreme Y י, lower Y י , Supreme H ה and lower H ה, Supreme V ו and lower V ו. The supreme letters connect to Atika and the lower letters are in actual inside Z”A because Z”A is called YHVH and the secret of the letters. The supreme letters have their roots in Atika Kadisha because it is in concealment, beyond our grasp and understanding. Without these roots the lower letters couldn’t exist.
Because of that, the holy name is concealed in Atika and revealed in Zeir Anpin. The blessings come from the concealed level into the revealed. The blessings start in present tense as in “Baruch Ata…”,” Blessed are you YHVH our God…” and continue in third person form as “…who has sanctified us with his commandments and commanded us on…”.
The blessings that we recite before eating and doing the mitzvot draw the light of blessings from the most concealed level to be manifested in this world.
Even if we can’t understand where and how the blessings affect us, they still have the power to manifest in this world.
Every Hebrew letter and word is a vessel that connects to its spiritual root and get filled with light when we see and use it.
There are many beautiful languages to communicate between people but there’s only one Hebrew language that is called the ‘Holy Tongue’ with letters that represent deeper connection to spiritual roots.
The YHVH name is for our eyes only. We are not allowed to read it literally. Instead we read the letters אדני ADNY as ‘Adonay’ because we don’t have the proper vessel to use the high and concealed light from the YHVH name. Only the high priest could use it during the Yom Kippur service. If he wasn’t pure, he would die instantly because his vessel wasn’t able to handle the great light.
The Holy Ari teaches us that having this name
in front of us help us keep constant connection with the Light. It also teach us the importance of scanning the sacred texts.
The Zohar also connects us to deeper secrets of the spiritual levels. We start benefiting from the Zohar text when we start studying, and scanning the text.