76. אֶלָּא כָּךְ נִתְבָּאֵר, בִּימֵי שְׁלֹמֹה הַמֶּלֶךְ עָמְדָה הַלְּבָנָה בִּשְׁלֵמוּתָהּ, וּשְׁלֹמֹה הִתְחַכֵּם עַל כָּל בְּנֵי הָעוֹלָם, וְאָז רָאָה הַכֹּל וְיָדַע הַכֹּל. וּמָה רָאָה? רָאָה כֹּ”ל, שֶׁלָּא זָז מִן הַלְּבָנָה, וְהָיָה מֵאִיר לָהּ הַשֶּׁמֶשׁ (לָהּ כַּשֶּׁמֶשׁ). זֶהוּ שֶׁכָּתוּב אֶת הַכֹּל רָאִיתִי בִּימֵי הֶבְלִי. מַה זֶּה הֶבְלִי? זוֹ הַלְּבָנָה שֶׁנִּכְלֶלֶת מִן הַכֹּל, מִמַּיִם וְאֵשׁ וְרוּחַ יַחַד. כְּהֶבֶל שֶׁיּוֹצֵא מִן הַפֶּה שֶׁכָּלוּל מִן הַכֹּל.
77. וְהוּא רָאָה כֹּ”ל, בְּאוֹתוֹ הַהֶבֶל שֶׁלּוֹ שֶׁאָחַז בּוֹ. יֵשׁ צַדִּיק אֹבֵד בְּצִדְקוֹ, בֹּא וּרְאֵה, בִּזְמַן שֶׁמִּתְרַבִּים הַצַּדִּיקִים בָּעוֹלָם, הַכֹּ”ל הַזֶּה לֹא זָז מֵהַלְּבָנָה לְעוֹלָמִים, וְהַכֹּ”ל הַזֶּה נוֹטֵל כָּל שֶׁמֶן וּמִשְׁחָה וְשִׂמְחָה שֶׁלְּמַעְלָה, וּמִתְמַלֵּא (יָדָיו וְרָוֶה) וְשָׂמֵחַ וְגָדֵל, כְּדֵי לְהִזְדַּוֵּג עִם הַלְּבָנָה, וְהוּא מַרְוִיחַ בִּשְׁבִילָהּ.
“אֶת הַכֹּל רָאִיתִי בִּימֵי הֶבְלִי יֵשׁ צַדִּיק אֹבֵד בְּצִדְקוֹ וְיֵשׁ רָשָׁע מַאֲרִיךְ בְּרָעָתוֹ.”
“I have seen everything in my days of vanity (pointless): There is a just man who perishes in his righteousness, And there is a wicked man who prolongs life in his wickedness.”
These words were said by King Solomon, who was the wisest of all (מִכָּל). ‘In my days of vanity (pointless)’ refers to the days that King Solomon was exploring the dark places of this world. The Zohar asks how could he see and know everything when in dark places.
King Solomon built the First Holy Temple and the moon that represents Malchut was in a full revelation of Light. The Holy Temple drew Light for the entire world. King Solomon had close access to this awesome Light that comes from the highest level of wisdom. He saw and knew everything (הַכֹּל) in this world.
We learned before that ‘כל’ (Everything, All) is the aspect of Yessod. The word ‘הבל’,‘Vanity’ also describes the vapor coming out of the mouth. It represents the physical world of Malchut that like vapor includes Water that is Chessed, Fire (warmth) that is Gevurah, and Air that is Tiferet.
King Solomon was connected to Yessod that is above Malchut. When the Holy Temple is not in its place, the connection between Yessod and Malchut depends on the work of Tzadikim in the world. When they do their work, Yessod is strongly connected to Malchut with joy and transfers Light of fulfillment to all.
The connection from Yessod to Malchut is described using many terms and symbols. In this study and many others, the Zohar uses the Moon as an aspect of Malchut. The sun is the source of light and the moon that doesn’t have the light of its own is like Malchut that depends on the Light it receives from above. When the moon is full it means that there is a direct connection to Yessod of Zeir Anpin (Sun) and the Light is fully revealed in this world.
The Holy Temple and the services performed by the priests made the connection to the Light and kept its flow to the world.
Until the third Holy Temple is revealed in its Holy place, we need to be the ‘Sun’ by connecting to Torah studies that would bring the Light to the ‘moon’ and shine on Malchut.
The ‘vapor’ may be considered as simple air coming out of the mouth but it has the four elements that in every matter element in this world. Earth was not mentioned above but it’s the minerals in the moist of the vapor that is water.