Daily Zohar # 3650 – Naso – From world to world
139. מַהוּ עוֹלָם וְעוֹלָם? אָמַר רַבִּי יִצְחָק, כְּמוֹ שֶׁהֻתְקַן בַּחֶדֶר הַקָּדוֹשׁ, עוֹלָם אֶחָד, וְעוֹלָם שְׁנַיִם. אָמַר רַבִּי חִיָּיא, אִם כָּךְ, מִן הָעוֹלָם וְעַד הָעוֹלָם צָרִיךְ לוֹ לִהְיוֹת! אָמַר לוֹ, שְׁנֵי עוֹלָמוֹת הֵם, וְחָזְרוּ לִהְיוֹת אֶחָד. אָמַר רַבִּי אֶלְעָזָר לְרַבִּי יִצְחָק, עַד מָתַי תִּסְתֹּם דְּבָרֶיךָ? מִן הָעוֹלָם וְעַד הָעוֹלָם כְּלָל שֶׁל סוֹד עֶלְיוֹן, אָדָם שֶׁלְּמַעְלָה וְאָדָם שֶׁלְּמַטָּה, וְהַיְנוּ עוֹלָם וְעוֹלָם. וְכָתוּב יְמֵי עוֹלָם, וְכָתוּב שְׁנוֹת עוֹלָם, וַהֲרֵי פֵּרְשׁוּהָ בַּחֶדֶר הַקָּדוֹשׁ הָעֶלְיוֹן.
140. עַל יְרֵאָיו – שֶׁכָּל מִי שֶׁהוּא יְרֵא חֵטְא, נִקְרָא אָדָם. מָתַי? אָמַר רַבִּי אֶלְעָזָר, שֶׁיֵּשׁ בּוֹ יִרְאָה, עֲנָוָה, חֲסִידוּת, כְּלָל שֶׁל הַכֹּל.
Who is the angel of YHVH of Hosts above? He is Michael, the great minister of Israel that comes from the side of Chessed above. He is the High Priest of the upper levels.
The High Priest of the lower level is also called ‘angel of YHVH of Hosts’ because he comes from the side of Chessed, mercy within mercy. Because a priest merits Chessed for his awe and humility, there are no priests from the side of judgment.
He asks why it says twice ‘world’ in verse (Psalms 103:17) “from everlasting (World) to everlasting (World).” Rabbi Yitzchak says that it was explained in the Holy Idra (assembly). The two worlds are Zeir Anpin and Malchut.
Rabbi Chiya says that it should have said: “From the world to the world” with ‘The’ for each world. He told him that the verse doesn’t use ‘the’ because the two worlds are unified as one.
“בָּרוּךְ יְהוָה אֱלֹהֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל מִן הָעוֹלָם וְעַד הָעוֹלָם וְאָמַר כָּל הָעָם אָמֵן הַלְלוּ יָהּ.”
“Blessed be YHVH God of Israel From the world (everlasting) to the world (everlasting)! And let all the people say, “Amen!” Praise YHVH!”
Rabbi Elazar tells Rabbi Yitzchak that there is no more need to conceal the secret. The rule is that ‘אדם’ ‘man’ above is Zeir Anpin, and the ‘man’ below is Malchut, meaning ‘world and world.’
The words from Psalms 103:17 “עַל יְרֵאָיו,” On those who fear(Awe) Him,” and “the mercy (Chessed) of YHVH” teach us that a person who fears of making sins is called ‘אדם’(Adam) ‘Man,’ that is an aspect of Zeir Anpin when he reaches a level of awe, humility, and righteousness that includes all the good qualities.
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