Daily Zohar # 2706 – Shemini – 'Birds' with six wings
Continued from previous DZ
‘living creature that moves’, can also be explained as the aspect of King David, Malchut.
“לֹא אָמוּת כִּי אֶחְיֶה וַאֲסַפֵּר מַעֲשֵׂי יָהּ.”
“I will not die, but live, And tell of the works of YH”
King David knew that the life force in him is from Binah and that force is always in existence. ‘the work of YH’ יה is for Chokmah and Binah that bring Life to Malchut.
‘and every winged bird after its kind’ is the holy angels that serves the Holy master every day.
“שְׂרָפִים עֹמְדִים מִמַּעַל לוֹ שֵׁשׁ כְּנָפַיִם שֵׁשׁ כְּנָפַיִם לְאֶחָד בִּשְׁתַּיִם יְכַסֶּה פָנָיו וּבִשְׁתַּיִם יְכַסֶּה רַגְלָיו וּבִשְׁתַּיִם יְעוֹפֵף”
“Seraphim stood above Him, each having six wings: with two he covered his face, and with two he covered his feet, and with two he flew.”
All the angels have specific duties and roam the world, following the will of God.
Rabbi Yehuda praised the teachings that the child shared with them, saying that he sees that the child would achieve a great spiritual elevation.
The ‘living creature that moves’ is Binah and ‘let birds multiply on the earth’ in the verse below is
“וַיְבָרֶךְ אֹתָם אֱלֹהִים לֵאמֹר פְּרוּ וּרְבוּ וּמִלְאוּ אֶת הַמַּיִם בַּיַּמִּים וְהָעוֹף יִרֶב בָּאָרֶץ.”
“God blessed them, saying, “Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the waters in the seas, and let birds multiply on the earth.”
The Light of Binah is the aspect of the river (Genesis 2:10) that split from the world of Creation to the three columns on the way down through the worlds of Formation and Yetzirah, to Malchut.
‘let birds multiply on the earth’ is the angels on earth, Malchut. They are nourished by the Light of Binah while they are doing their duties in this world.
After this study they got up and left the field. Rabbi Yehuda took the child with him and said; let’s each one of us say words of Torah.