Daily Zohar # 3608 – Tzav – Let it burn before you get burnt
128. וּכְשֶׁעוֹלֶה עֲשַׁן הַמִּזְבֵּחַ, עוֹבְרִים וְעוֹלִים מֵאוֹתָהּ דַּרְגָּה, שֶׁעוֹמְדִים לְכַלּוֹת וּלְהַאֲבִיד, וְאוֹתוֹ זֶרֶם שֶׁל שֶׁל אֵשׁ חֲזָרָה שֶׁל נְהַר דִּינוּר, שֶׁהוּא תַקִּיף וְעֶלְיוֹן, חוֹזֵר לִמְקוֹמוֹ, וְכֻלָּם נֶהֱנִים מֵעֲשַׁן הַמִּזְבֵּחַ, מִשּׁוּם שֶׁנִּתְתַּקֵּן כְּנֶגֶד (הַמִּזְבֵּחַ) הַמֶּלֶךְ הָעֶלְיוֹן, וּמִשּׁוּם כָּךְ הֵם נֶהֱנִים מִמֶּנּוּ, וְהֵם קְרֵבִים לְכָאן. וְעָשָׁן אַחֵר עוֹלֶה, וַהֲרֵי בֵּאַרְנוּ, לְכָל אֶחָד וְאֶחָד, הָרָצוֹן שֶׁל הַכֹּל שֶׁעוֹלֶה לְמַעְלָה, שֶׁהוּא נַחַת רוּחַ לַמֶּלֶךְ הַקָּדוֹשׁ.
Continued from previous DZ
On the other side, which is the side of the Klipot there are levels of abyss one on top of the other. There is a supreme abyss that is Binah of the Klipot, and there is the lower abyss that is Malchut of the Klipot. There are judgment decrees in all levels, and in the lower abyss, there are flames with sparks of fire that are in charge of burning the wicked with the fire coming from the river Dinur (דינור, River of fire). All judgment decrees are made from fire with the appearance of burning fire and stand between the upper and lower realms.
When the smoke from the sacrifices above the altar rises, the angels of judgment that execute destruction are removed and lost from the lower abyss. The strong fire that leaked from the river Dinur returned to its place.
All external forces of the other side enjoy the smoke that comes from the altar because it is parallel to the supernal altar. They are close to and get fed from the smoke that comes from the sacrifices that are consumed by the fire on the altar during the night.
There is another type of smoke that is for holiness. It rises from the sacrifices burnt on the altar during the day.
The smoke from the sacrifices nourishes the holiness and the other side according to the will and pleasure of the Holy King.
The sacrifices that we make give pleasure to the Holy King and remove judgments that were created by our sins. These judgments are the fire that was intended to ‘burn’ us and we ‘burn’ the negative aspects inside of us, we avoid the fire from the outside that may consume us. Letting go of our selfish desires is a great sacrifice that would connect to holiness and bring us the nourishment we need.