Daily Zohar # 3702 – Balak – The spring of sweet waters
Continued from the previous DZ about the miracle of the trees and spring of water.
The Congregation of Israel that is Malchut is a ‘spring of gardens.’ The Holy One Blessed be He has five gardens for his enjoyment. They are Chessed, Gevurah, Tiferet, Netzach, and Hod of Zeir Anpin. One hidden spring above them is Binah that provides water and quenches the gardens below. They make fruits and grain. Another garden below them is Malchut that receives from the five above.
The garden of Malchut is protected from all sides of the world. Under Malchut, other gardens produce different kinds of fruits.
The garden of Malchut turns around and becomes a spring that irrigates all gardens in the worlds of Briah, Yetzirah, and Asiyah, to the well of living waters. According to the need, it can be a spring or a well. The difference between them is that the water from a spring comes out by itself, and from the well, we need to pump out water.
He asks, what are the streams from Lebanon, and answers that they are streams that turned to be spring because when water drips from above in a line, they are sweet waters that the soul follows behind them. So are the sources of the five gardens, Chessed, Gevurah, Tiferet, Netzach, and Hod of Zeir Anpin, that come out of Lebanon that is Binah. These streams became this miracle spring that the Holy One Blessed be He made for us in this place, and that is why I quoted this verse (Songs 4:15).
Rabbi Pinchas saw the miracle that happened in front of their eyes, and to appreciate the Holy One Blessed be He for the miracles, he quoted from the holy book of Songs and revealed the related secrets.
Most of us experience miracles almost every day, but we are not aware of them. Why? Because if it were told to the people, they would lose faith, expecting miracles as obvious things in the world. Faith enables us to expand our vessel with connection to Hashem through prayers. When we know something, there is no ‘stretch’ and desire to reach the spiritual level.
King Hizkiya concealed the book of medicines that King Solomon wrote. It has methods to cure any disease in the world. Some say that this book was given to Noah in the Ark to keep everyone in the Ark in good health.
The people used this book to heal themselves from any disease but forgot to appreciate that the healing power comes from God through nature. King Hizkiya was righteous, and he wanted people to keep their faith and pray for health.