Daily Zohar # 3143 – Vaetchanan – Gazing upon a great pleasure
Continued from previous DZ
“אַחַת שָׁאַלְתִּי מֵאֵת יְהוָה אוֹתָהּ אֲבַקֵּשׁ שִׁבְתִּי בְּבֵית יְהוָה כָּל יְמֵי חַיַּי לַחֲזוֹת בְּנֹעַם יְהוָה וּלְבַקֵּר בְּהֵיכָלוֹ.”
“One thing has I asked of YHVH, that will I seek after: that I may dwell in the house of YHVH all the days of my life, to gaze upon the beauty of YHVH and visit his palace.”
‘The beauty of YHVH’ is Atika Kadisha, ‘Holy Ancient’ that is the highest level of Keter. This is the crown that the Holy One Blessed be He, takes pleasure with it. ‘visit his palace’ is the supernal level of Binah. ‘No eye has seen God, who will act’ (Isaiah 64:3) refers to Atika that is the source of pleasure and nourishment. Atika will act for the righteous for their love and adherence to God.
Rabbi Yitzchak says that there are many many sections for the Tzadikim in the upper world but the highest level is for those who were connected strongly with love to him because the Holy One Blessed be He uses their love like a crown for him.
The love expressed to God doesn’t have any physical connection and because of that, it creates a bridge over all the levels from Malchut to Keter, activating the flow of rivers of Chassadim that is the pleasure and beauty of Atika Kadisha that the Tzadikim gaze upon and draw great pleasures.