Daily Zohar # 3646 – Naso – Isolation
128. בֹּא רְאֵה, עַל זֶה כָּתוּב, וְכִפֶּר עָלָיו מֵאֲשֶׁר חָטָא עַל הַנָּפֶשׁ וְגוֹ’. עַל נַפְשׁוֹ לֹא כָתוּב, אֶלָּא עַל הַנָּפֶשׁ סְתָם. וּמַהוּ? זֶה עֲנָבִים, שֶׁנִּקְרָא נֶפֶשׁ. וְלָכֵן כָּתוּב חָטָא, מִשּׁוּם שֶׁצַּד שֶׁלּוֹ יַיִן וְשֵׁכָר הוּא, וְגָרַע מִמֶּנּוּ מְקוֹם דִּין. חָטָא, מַה זֶּה חָטָא? אֶלָּא גָּרַע דִּין הַנֶּפֶשׁ.
129. אִם כָּךְ, לָמָּה וְכִפֶּר עָלָיו? מִשּׁוּם שֶׁעַכְשָׁו בָּא לְהִתְחַבֵּר אִתָּם, וְלֹא מְקַבְּלִים אוֹתוֹ מְקוֹמוֹת אֵלֶּה, עַד שֶׁיִּמָּלֵךְ בַּכֹּהֵן וִיכַפֵּר עָלָיו. מִשּׁוּם שֶׁהוּא זָרַק אוֹתָם הַחוּצָה בַּהַתְחָלָה, כֵּיוָן שֶׁכָּעֵת בָּא אֲלֵיהֶם, צָרִיךְ לְהִתְחַבֵּר תִּקּוּן שֶׁל כַּפָּרָה וִיקַבְּלוּהוּ, וְזֶהוּ סוֹד הַדָּבָר. (וַדַּאי בַּכֹּל).
Grapes are the lower mother, Malchut, that gathers the wine and intoxicating drink to her, meaning drawing the light of Chokmah from the Left of Binah and Malchut as explained previously.
The Nazirite isolates himself completely from the Left and wines. Malchut is not dependent on the hair and beard because Malchut is female and needs to remove her hair from her body when coming for unification with the male, who is Zer Anpin.
The Nazirite is on the opposite side. He is on the Right with the roots of the hair of the head and the beard. Because of that, he cannot cut or shave his hair.
The word ‘נזיר,’ ‘Nazirite’ means ‘isolated.’ He is considered ‘נזיר אלהים’ ‘Nazirite of God (ELHYM).’ The name ‘אלהים’ ‘ELHYM’ has the aspect of Left, judgment. The name YHVH has the aspect of the Right. The Nazirite isolates himself from judgments that come from the Left.
If the Nazirite is connected to a person who died suddenly next to him, it is considered a sin, and he becomes impure. He needs to stay away for seven days, then shaves his hair. He also brings two pigeon offerings to the priest to atone for him.
“וְעָשָׂה הַכֹּהֵן אֶחָד לְחַטָּאת וְאֶחָד לְעֹלָה וְכִפֶּר עָלָיו מֵאֲשֶׁר חָטָא עַל הַנָּפֶשׁ וְקִדַּשׁ אֶת רֹאשׁוֹ בַּיּוֹם הַהוּא.”
“and the priest shall offer one as a sin offering and the other as a burnt offering, and make atonement for him because he sinned regarding the corpse (הַנָּפֶשׁ, Nefesh); and he shall sanctify his head that same day.”
The Nefesh in this verse is a reference to Malchut. Because the Nazirite is isolated from the Left, he also deprived the dead person of the illumination of Chokmah that is drawn from the judgments of the Left.
If the Nazirite is strongly connected to the Right, then why he needs to be atoned by the priest. The answer is that after he connected back to the Left, he needed to consult with the priest to atone for his earlier separation from the Left. The priest corrects him and releases him from the state of Nazirite.
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