Daily Zohar # 3526 – Vayigash – My heart cry out in silence for the living God
“וְהַקֹּל נִשְׁמַע בֵּית פַּרְעֹה לֵאמֹר בָּאוּ אֲחֵי יוֹסֵף וַיִּיטַב בְּעֵינֵי פַרְעֹה וּבְעֵינֵי עֲבָדָיו.”
“Now the voice of it was heard in Pharaoh’s house, saying, “Joseph’s brothers have come.” So it pleased Pharaoh and his servants well.”
Rabbi Aba begins a discussion about the power of the voice and quotes the verse above.
“נִכְסְפָה וְגַם כָּלְתָה נַפְשִׁי לְחַצְרוֹת יְהוָה לִבִּי וּבְשָׂרִי יְרַנְּנוּ אֶל אֵל חָי.”
“My soul longs, yes, even faints For the courts of YHVH; My heart and my flesh cry out for the living God.”
He adds that when a person comes to pray before his creator, needs to precede his prayers with blessings every day and make his prayers in the proper times.
In the morning prayer, we connect to the Right of the Holy One Blessed be He. In the afternoon, our prayers hold the Left.
We need to pray and ask every day to make unification with the Holy One Blessed be He. When we pray and stand before the Creator, we should not make a sound because one that hears the sound of his prayer, his prayer is not heard.
When we pray the Amida, which is the silent prayer, we reach the world of Atzilut, which is represented with the letter Yod of the YHVH name. The letter Yod is ‘floating’ above the baseline of the letters to tell us that it is on a higher spiritual level and disconnected from Malchut, and at this level, there is no sound.
The prayers are made by the prophets and sages to elevate us spiritually from the lower world of Action to the world of Formation, Creation, and to the world of Atzilut. During the elevation process with pray and sing aloud but when we get to the world of Atzilut, we stand in from of the Holy One Blessed be He, and the connection is in silence.