Daily Zohar # 3670 – Shelach Lecha – 6000 basins of Light
Zohar Shelach Lecha
Above the Cherubs spread grapevines, and all the Cherubs below spread their wings interlocked with each other. The head of the upper Yeshiva said that whoever looks at these vines, his face shines like the light of the sun.
The vines have the aspect of the inner light of the Cherubs. Their wings cover the light of the upper three and become one with the grapevines.
The lights of Binah that dressed in Malchut and spread around the perimeter of the inner court of the Temple from the inside weaved with threads that shine in many colors. The threads of Binah and Malchut are intertwined and shine together. The threads are the secret of the illuminations of Chassadim. They are glowing with four kinds of flames. That is the secret of the illumination from the Left line that is the Light of Chokmah illuminating with judgments in fire flames. The flames rise from below upward with sparkling colors.
6000 basins next to the border between the upper and lower levels connected to the inner court of the Holy Temple. The basins receive from six sefirot of Zeir Anpin of Chokmah that is called אלף – 1000.
There are four color shades to the four sides of the inner court representing Chessed, Gevurah, Tiferet, and Malchut. A spring of living water on each side. Water for the Chassadim and life is for Chokmah that comes with the Chassadim. They fall and are swallowed into the basins, and their destination is unknown because they include Chokmah.
This study uses many confusing symbols to describe the flow of Light from the upper three sefirot into the Holy Temple. The inner court has the aspect of the bigger vessel of the Holy Temple. The water represents Chassadim, Chokmah is the source of Life, and the basins are the vessels of the sefirot of Zeir Anpin that receive from above and continue the Light to the lower levels.
The tapestry and embroidery represent the different channels coming from below to the supernal levels and from above to below.
The flames of fire with the different hues represent the desires of the vessels to rise and connect. When two lights clash/hit each other, they create a vessel that enables transferring light from one to the other.
We should always remember to erase any form of image that appears in our minds through study. The spiritual language is not of this world, but when it comes to explaining spiritual principles and flows of Lights, the Torah and Zohar use symbols from this world.
Know that the name sefira indicates a vessel. If there is a definition of something, then it has identity and ‘borders.’ Chessed is a vessel for the light of Chassadim, and so on.
Please ask questions in the comments section. Ask about terms that are not clear enough. I’ll expand the glossary as needed.