Daily Zohar # 3626 – Acharei Mot – The wisdom to climb the ladder
91. וְשָׁנִינוּ, אָמַר רַבִּי יִצְחָק אָמַר רַבִּי יְהוּדָה, שֶׁשָּׁלַח לוֹ שֵׁד אֶחָד, וְהוֹרִיד אוֹתוֹ לְשִׁבְעָה מְדוֹרֵי גֵיהִנֹּם, וְהֶעֱלֶה אוֹתוֹ וְשָׁלַח לוֹ פְּתָקִים בְּכָל יוֹם וָיוֹם בְּיָדוֹ, עַד שֶׁחָזַר וְהוֹדָה לִשְׁלֹמֹה. וְשָׁנִינוּ, שְׁלֹמֹה יָרַשׁ אֶת הַלְּבָנָה בְּכָל הַצְּדָדִים, וּמִשּׁוּם כָּךְ שָׁלַט בַּכֹּל בְּחָכְמָתוֹ. וְרַבִּי שִׁמְעוֹן בַּר יוֹחַאי שׁוֹלֵט בְּחָכְמָתוֹ עַל כָּל בְּנֵי הָעוֹלָם, וְכָל אוֹתָם שֶׁעוֹלִים בְּדַרְגוֹתָיו לֹא עוֹלִים אֶלָּא לְהַשְׁלִים עִמּוֹ (אִם לֹא שְׁלֵמִים עִמּוֹ).
Zohar Achare Mot
1 Kings 5:26 “and there was peace between Hiram and Solomon”
The Zohar explains the connection between the wisdom that Solomon received from Hashem and the peace he made with King Hiram.
Rabbi Yossi explains that Hiram, the King of Tzor made himself a god, meaning he followed other gods that draw Chokmah from above to below but without Chassadim. When King Solomon came, he used his wisdom (Chokmah) to help Hiram disconnect from the other gods. For that, Hiram thanked him. That is why Hiram is mentioned in the same verse Solomon receives the Wisdom.
Rabbi Yehuda says that Solomon sent Hiram a demon that took him down through the seven levels of hell, and brought him back. Solomon also sent Hiram letters every day, until he left the other-side and gave thanks to King Solomon for that.
We learned that King Solomon inherited the moon, meaning Malchut in all its aspects of Chokmah and Chassadim. Because of that, Solomon ruled over everything with his wisdom.
Rabbi Shimon rules with his wisdom over mankind. Those who climb the rungs he made for us. make Malchut complete.
The Wisdom from the Right includes Chassadim and always higher than the wisdom from the Left that comes with judgments. King Solomon in his wisdom could pull people from the depth and control of the other-side.
Rabbi Shimon left his wisdom for us within the pages of the Zohar. It provides for us a ladder that elevates us from a lower to a higher level and with that, we bring correction to Malchut.
In his introduction to the Zohar, Rabbi Ashlag writes;
“Since the depth of the wisdom in the Holy book of the Zohar is concealed and closed with thousand keys, our human language is too poor to invent for us a faithful and sufficient expression to interpret one thing in this book to its end. The explanation I made, is nothing but a ladder to help those who study it to rise to the level of the words of the Zohar itself.”
The Daily Zohar uses the ‘Ladder’ of Rabbi Ashlag to elevate us all to a higher level of understanding of the Zohar. Those who study the Zohar with us, achieve greater inner peace.