Daily Zohar # 3561 – Yitro -The Iyota of everything
The secrets of the ears. A person with large ears is foolish in his heart and with a crazy spirit. One with small ears with the proper shape has a wise heart. He likes to get involved with everything. This is the secret of the letter י Yod that is included in all the other letters.
Up to this point, we revealed secrets of human shape. From here on we will discuss other secrets related to the letters of Rabbi Shimon that are not revealed on the face. To know the secrets of this verse, it is a book in the supernal levels, in different seasons and times.
Rabbi Shimon said, my sons, you are praised in this world and in the world to come. Blessed are my eyes for the merits to see that when I enter the world to come, for my soul. I would call ‘Atik Yomin’ (the root of Keter), saying;
“תַּעֲרֹךְ לְפָנַי שֻׁלְחָן נֶגֶד צֹרְרָי דִּשַּׁנְתָּ בַשֶּׁמֶן רֹאשִׁי כּוֹסִי רְוָיָה.”
“You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; You anoint my head with oil; My cup runs over.”
Then the Holy One Blessed be He, calls on us, saying;
“פִּתְחוּ שְׁעָרִים וְיָבֹא גוֹי צַדִּיק שֹׁמֵר אֱמֻנִים.”
“Open the gates, That the righteous nation which keeps the truth may enter in.”
The English term ‘Iyota’ came from the name of the Hebrew letter Yod that is very small but the root of everything.
The letter Yod is the seed of every letter. Before writing each letter in the Torah, the scribe puts the pen once on the parchment to make the first mark of the letter that is the letter Yod, then he continues to shape and complete the letter he needs to write.