Daily Zohar # 3591 – Vayakhel – One book, huge bridge
102. הַנְּקֻדָּה הַזּוֹ, מִשּׁוּם שֶׁהִיא עוֹמֶדֶת בָּאֶמְצַע, הִיא עֶלְיוֹנָה עַל כָּל הַנֶּאֱחָזִים בָּהּ. שִׁשָּׁה צְדָדִים אֲחוּזִים בַּסֵפֶר הָעֶלְיוֹן, וְהוּא עֶלְיוֹן עֲלֵיהֶם. שִׁשָּׁה צְדָדִים נֶאֱחָזִים בַּסֵּפֶר הַתַּחְתּוֹן, וְהוּא עֶלְיוֹן עֲלֵיהֶם. וְעַל זֶה סֵפֶר עֶלְיוֹן וְסֵפֶר תַּחְתּוֹן, וְהַכֹּל נִקְרָא תּוֹרָה.
There is a name that comes from a supernal point that is unknown, Keter, and it is called Chokmah. There is a name below in Malchut that is called ‘שם’ ‘Name’ as it is written;
“כִּי שְׁאַל נָא לְיָמִים רִאשֹׁנִים אֲשֶׁר הָיוּ לְפָנֶיךָ לְמִן הַיּוֹם אֲשֶׁר בָּרָא אֱלֹהִים אָדָם עַל הָאָרֶץ וּלְמִקְצֵה הַשָּׁמַיִם וְעַד קְצֵה הַשָּׁמָיִם הֲנִהְיָה כַּדָּבָר הַגָּדוֹל הַזֶּה אוֹ הֲנִשְׁמַע כָּמֹהוּ.”
“For ask now concerning the days that are past, which were before you, since the day that God created man on the earth, and ask from one end of heaven to the other end of heaven, whether any great thing like this has happened, or anything like it has been heard.”
The ‘End of heaven’ is Yessod that is called ‘Remembrance’. The name that is below Yessod, meaning Malchut is the name of the ‘Remembrance’ that is the ‘Other End of heaven’ that gathers the Life force from above. This lower point is the ‘book’ that ‘counts’.
“אָז נִדְבְּרוּ יִרְאֵי יְהוָה אִישׁ אֶל רֵעֵהוּ וַיַּקְשֵׁב יְהוָה וַיִּשְׁמָע וַיִּכָּתֵב סֵפֶר זִכָּרוֹן לְפָנָיו לְיִרְאֵי יְהוָה וּלְחֹשְׁבֵי שְׁמוֹ.”
“Then they that feared YHVH spake often one to another: and YHVH hearkened, and heard it, and a book of remembrance was written before him for them that feared YHVH, and that thought (also ‘Count’) upon his name.”
The supernal point of Chokmah is in the middle and unifies the six sefirot of Israel Sava and Tevunah, which is from Binah, in the supernal book that is Chokmah. With the six palaces of the world of Creation (B’riah) that is below Chokmah (world of Atzilut), a unification is made with the lower book that is Malchut. Because of that connection, the supernal and lower book together is called Torah.
The Torah is the bridge between the lower and upper world. This bridge is open when we make a unification that ‘counts’.
The word ‘count’ in Hebrew shares the root for ‘thought’ and ‘calculating’ ‘counting’ that is the process of study and ‘detailing’, expressing the words of the Torah.