85. עוֹד אָמַר רַבִּי שִׁמְעוֹן, כָּל אָדָם שֶׁזּוֹכֶה לִלְמֹד תּוֹרָה וְשׁוֹמֵר אֶת הַזֹּאת הַזּוֹ, הַזֹּאת הַזּוֹ שׁוֹמֶרֶת אוֹתוֹ וְכוֹרֶתֶת עִמּוֹ בְּרִית עַל בְּרִיתוֹ, שֶׁלֹּא תָסוּר מִמֶּנּוּ וּמִבָּנָיו וּמִבְּנֵי בָנָיו לְעוֹלָמִים. זֶהוּ שֶׁכָּתוּב (ישעיה נט) וַאֲנִי זֹאת בְּרִיתִי אוֹתָם וְגוֹ’. יָשְׁבוּ לֶאֱכֹל. עַד שֶׁאָכְלוּ, אָמַר רַבִּי שִׁמְעוֹן לַחֲבֵרִים, כָּל אֶחָד וְאֶחָד יֹאמַר דָּבָר חָדָשׁ בַּתּוֹרָה עַל הַשֻּׁלְחָן לִפְנֵי רַבִּי פִּנְחָס.
Zohar Achare Mot
“בְּזֹאת יָבֹא אַהֲרֹן אֶל הַקֹּדֶשׁ בְּפַר בֶּן בָּקָר לְחַטָּאת וְאַיִל לְעֹלָה.”
“This (זֹאת) is how Aaron is to enter the Holy Place: with a young bull for a sin offering and a ram for a burnt offering.”
The priest needs to meditate on supernal things to make unification of the holy name in a way that draws the Light of Chokmah in Malchut without attracting the other-side to inflict judgments.
The verse says “This (זֹאת)” is Malchut which is the way the priest connects to draw Chokmah without judgments.
In Malchut, a person needs to have fear of the Holy One Blessed be He because when the Light of Chokmah is revealed in Malchut, it includes harsh judgments that punish the wicked and push away the Sitra Achra. For that reason, people fear the Light revealed in Malchut that inflicts judgments.
“לוּ חָכְמוּ יַשְׂכִּילוּ זֹאת יָבִינוּ לְאַחֲרִיתָם.”
“Oh, that they were wise, that they understood this (זֹאת), That they would consider their latter end!”
If people have the wisdom to see the punishment that could come in Malchut, they would understand the process and watch themselves from acting negatively, or sin before the Holy King.
Rabbi Shimon says that a person who has merit to study Torah and watch his actions in Malchut, Malchut (זֹאת) protects him and make a covenant with him, in addition to the existing covenant that the protection would stay with him, his children and grandchildren forever.
“וַאֲנִי זֹאת בְּרִיתִי אוֹתָם אָמַר יְהוָה רוּחִי אֲשֶׁר עָלֶיךָ וּדְבָרַי אֲשֶׁר שַׂמְתִּי בְּפִיךָ לֹא יָמוּשׁוּ מִפִּיךָ וּמִפִּי זַרְעֲךָ וּמִפִּי זֶרַע זַרְעֲךָ אָמַר יְהוָה מֵעַתָּה וְעַד עוֹלָם.”
““As for Me,” says the LORD, “this is My covenant with them: My Spirit who is upon you, and My words which I have put in your mouth, shall not depart from your mouth, nor from the mouth of your descendants, nor from the mouth of your descendants’ descendants,” says YHVH, “from this time and forevermore.”
Rabbi Shimon and his friends sat to eat. Rabbi Shimon asked them each to say a new Torah revelation on the table of Rabbi Pinchas.