Daily Zohar # 3160 – Vayelech – For I will proclaim the name of YHVH
“The Song”, ‘שירה’, is numerically 515, equal to ‘תפלה’, ‘prayer’. Rabbi Shimon refers to ‘the song” as a prayer and tells us that our prayers should be with words and actions. It makes unification by elevation from Malchut below and drawing down from above, Binah. Proper consciousness makes unification stronger.
Rabbi Shimon said that we learn that proper unification starts on the lower level from Moses when he said
“כִּי שֵׁם יְהוָה אֶקְרָא הָבוּ גֹדֶל לֵאלֹהֵינוּ.”
“For I will proclaim the name of YHVH. Ascribe greatness to our God!”
‘I will proclaim’ is the aspect of the Shechina that is with us on the lower level of Malchut. ‘Ascribe greatness to our God’ is elevating to Zeir Anpin. In the following verse, we read about the connection of YHVH from the higher levels to the lower. (Deuteronomy 32:4) “צַדִּיק וְיָשָׁר הוּא” “Righteous and upright is He”. ‘Righteous’ is Yessod and ‘upright’ is Malchut. ‘He’ is a reference to the unknown that is the Endless light that connects all levels together.
For these reasons, a person should praise his master first from below to above and elevate the honor (Light) of his master in Malchut to the place of Binah. With the faith and consciousness, the connection to Binah releases the flow of blessings from the ‘river’ that is the light from Binah to the lower seven levels, (Chessed to Malchut).
Honoring the Holy name creates unification with the Endless and reward us with the honor of YHVH, as we read in 1 Samuel 2:30
“כִּי מְכַבְּדַי אֲכַבֵּד וּבֹזַי יֵקָלּוּ” “for those who honor Me I will honor, and those who despise me shall be disgraced.”
Those who honor the Holy name in this world will be honored in the world to come.
Our work in this world would be rewarded in the world to come. Whatever we receive in this world is only a small advancement. If in our day job we get the reward at the end of the day, by the time we arrive at the end of the pay period we don’t have much left to enjoy the long weekend.
The world to come is at least 1000 years of pleasures of spiritual and material in the physical world. By the end of the thousand years, we would gradually be transformed into spiritual beings with abilities beyond our current understanding.
The action of the prayer is the aspect of Malchut. The words of the prayers connect to Zeir Anpin and the consciousness/Kavnot connect to Binah. When these three elements are bound together, the Light of the Endless flows down from Binah to Zeir Anpin and Malchut.
The desire for the Light in our heart is the fire that activates all elements of connection and leads to strong unification of Light and vessel.