157. כְּשֶׁנּוֹבְעִים הַמַּיִם וְעוֹלִים, עוֹלִים כָּל מִינֵי מַרְגָּלִיּוֹת שֶׁבָּעוֹלָם, וְלֹא נוֹפְלִים בַּחוּץ. כָּעֵת נִרְאִים בְּגָוֶן אֶחָד, לְפִי שָׁעָה נוֹפְלִים אֵלֶּה, וְהִנֵּה עוֹלִים אֲחֵרִים בְּגָוֶן אַחֵר בְּכָל מִינֵי גְוָנִים שֶׁבָּעוֹלָם. נוֹפְלוֹת אוֹתָן מַרְגָּלִיּוֹת, וְלֹא נוֹפְלוֹת בַּחוּץ.
158. סְבִיב אוֹתָהּ נְבִיעָה סוֹבְבִים כַּפְתּוֹר וָפֶרַח, וְלֹא יְכוֹלִים כָּל בְּנֵי הָעוֹלָם לַעֲמֹד עַל אוֹתָם גְּוָנִים, כֻּלָּם שַׁלְהָבוֹת לוֹהֲטוֹת, וְלֹא יְכוֹלִים לְהִסְתַּכֵּל בָּהֶם. לֹא יָדוּעַ חֲשִׁיבוּת הַמַּעֲשֶׂה. הֶעָלִים שֶׁלָּהֶם נוֹצְצִים בְּכַמָּה גְוָנִים.
159. מַעֲשֵׂה צִיּוּר, אֻמָּנוּת רִבּוֹן הָעוֹלָם, מְכַסִּים עַל שְׁלֹשׁ מֵאוֹת וְשִׁבְעִים וַחֲמִשָּׁה כְּרוּבִים שֶׁתַּחְתֵּיהֶם, אַחַר שְׂבָכִים אֲחֵרִים לִפְנִים. וְאוֹתָם שְׂבָכִים סְבִיב הָעֲזָרָה לִפְנִים.
Zohar Shelach Lecha
One water spring flowing from the east that is the side of Tiferet and the center column, Zeir Anpin. It is mentioned in Ezekiel’s vision, the prophet (Ezekiel 47:1) “and I saw water coming out from under the threshold of the temple toward the east.” All people of the world can’t praise it enough for its unification of Right and Left. It opens all the lights of Binah, Chokmah, and Chassadim together and nourishes the lower levels.
The point of origin of this spring is in the east. The measure of its depth and height is not more than the measure that is called ‘little finger,’ ‘זרת.’ It is called ‘מסך דחירק’ ‘curtain (Masach) of Chirik’ that brings about the unification of the Right and the Left to release the flow of Light from the Centerline.
The letter Vav represents Zeir Anpin and below it the Nikkud of Chirik, a dot representing the connection of the entire line above.
When the water flows and rises, it brings up all kinds of gems in the world. It means that the center line, Zeir Anpin, delivers the Light of Chokmah to Malchut, and the levels that the light goes through are called precious gems. They rise because the illumination of the Light of Chokmah in each level shines only from below upward. If the illumination were in a downward direction, the Light would look as falling to the Klipa.
The illumination of CHokmah is received in the three lines, one after the other, shining through the colors white, red, and green. Each line includes the three colors, and they look like one color. The gems fall one after the other, and as one goes down, another rises in many different colors. Their root colors are the colors of Malchut that are white, black, and red. The gems don’t fall outside the level, so the other side cannot benefit from them.
Surrounding the same spring, a receptacle and a flower that represent the upper three sefirot of Chokmah in the aspect of surrounding light (אור מקיף). They don’t shine in the inner level of the spring. People of this world cannot comprehend the colors in these levels because they are always concealed in the upper three. They are seen as hot flames that can’t be looked at to understand their importance. The petals of the flower shine in several colors.
The artistry of the Creator of this world is like embroidery covering 375 Cherubs under them and behind a border that surrounds the Temple’s inner court. On one side Binah and on the other side Malchut. The border is made from threads coming from Binah and Malchut, and they are blended, so there is no way to tell which is Binah and which is Malchut. The Cherubs receive from the side of Binah and can connect to Malchut that is the inner court of the Holy Temple.