“וַיִּקַּח יְהוָה אֱלֹהִים אֶת הָאָדָם וַיַּנִּחֵהוּ בְגַן עֵדֶן לְעָבְדָהּ וּלְשָׁמְרָהּ”
“Then YHVH God took the man and put him into the garden of Eden to cultivate it and keep it.”
The Zohar reveals that this is the secret of God bringing Adam into the Garden of Eden. He connected Adam to the Light of the Garden of Eden, making him one with the Light. Adam needed to keep his ‘oneness’ with the gift of light until Shabbat night, which is Friday night, avoiding separation that may come when connecting to the other-side that is the Snake and the Tree of Knowledge Good and Bad.
“דּוֹדִי יָרַד לְגַנּוֹ לַעֲרוּגוֹת הַבֹּשֶׂם לִרְעוֹת בַּגַּנִּים וְלִלְקֹט שׁוֹשַׁנִּים”
“My beloved has gone down to his garden, To the beds of balsam, To pasture his flock in the gardens And gather lilies.”
The ‘Lilies’ are the aspect of the light of the supernal Shechina, Binah. We ‘plant’ ‘Lilies’ in the Garden with our sacrifices and prayers. The sacrifices in the Holy Temple created unifications with the upper Light. Now we do that with our prayers that unify the Right and Left with the 248 parts of our body and soul. These actions ‘attract’ the Holy One Blessed Be He to come down ‘To pasture his flock in the gardens and gather lilies’ that make a crown of gold on his head.
The unification of Right and Left gives the Lilies the aspect of the 613 precepts. The 613 are made from 248 positive precepts that are of the Right column and 365 precepts with aspect of the Left column. These precepts do not draw light but when we follow them we avoid losing the light that we earn with our positive precepts/actions.
The above aspects are concealed in the secret of;
“וְהָיָה יְהוָה לְמֶלֶךְ, עַל-כָּל-הָאָרֶץ; בַּיּוֹם הַהוּא, יִהְיֶה יְהוָה אֶחָד–וּשְׁמוֹ אֶחָד.”
“And YHVH shall be King over all the earth; in that day shall YHVH be One, and His name one.”
‘YHVH be One’ if for the 248 precepts
‘and His name one’ is for the 365 precepts.
The unification also connects Chassadim covered with the Light of Chokmah that comes with the 42 letter name (Ana B’Koach) to the top three Sefirot of Zeir Anpin, Chessed, Gevurah Tiferet.
The lower three, Netzach, Hod and Yessod connect to the 72 names that reveal the light of Chokmah in Malchut.
“כְּשׁוֹשַׁנָּה בֵּין הַחוֹחִים, כֵּן רַעְיָתִי בֵּין הַבָּנוֹת”
“כְּתַפּוּחַ בַּעֲצֵי הַיַּעַר, כֵּן דּוֹדִי בֵּין הַבָּנִים”
“As a lily among thorns, so is my love among the daughters”
“As an apple-tree among the trees of the wood, so is my beloved among the sons”
‘As an apple-tree among the trees’ is the aspect of Zeir Anpin,
‘As a lily among thorns’ – The thorns are the aspect of Malchut where we can find the Shechina to support us.
How to meditate with 42 letters and the 72 names
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Daily Zohar # 2796 – Vaetchanan – He loves to gather lilies