Daily Zohar # 3721 – Balak – The secret gift of one-fourth of Israel.
“מִי מָנָה עֲפַר יַעֲקֹב וּמִסְפָּר אֶת רֹבַע יִשְׂרָאֵל תָּמֹת נַפְשִׁי מוֹת יְשָׁרִים וּתְהִי אַחֲרִיתִי כָּמֹהוּ.”
“Who can count the dust of Jacob, Or number one-fourth of Israel? Let me die the death of the righteous, And let my end be like his!”
The Zohar asks who is מ״י and explains that it is head, trunk, and path. In other words, head, middle, and end.
Chokmah, Binah, and Da’at are the ’Head,’ Zeir Anpin is the middle of Israel Sava and Tevunah that spread out to build Zeir Anpin and Malchut together.
Israel Sava and Tevuna are Netzach, Hod, and Yessod of Chokmah and Binah. Israel Sava is under Chokmah, and Tevuna is under Binah. They continue the Light of Chokmah and Binah to Zeir Anpin and Malchut that is the aspect of ‘End.’
“Who מ״י count מנה” from “Who can count the dust of Jacob” (Numbers 23:10) tells that the ‘King’ gave ‘dust’ which is an aspect of Malchut as a gift to Israel, who is Jacob.
״וַיְמַן לָהֶם הַמֶּלֶךְ דְּבַר יוֹם בְּיוֹמוֹ מִפַּת בַּג הַמֶּלֶךְ וּמִיֵּין מִשְׁתָּיו וּלְגַדְּלָם שָׁנִים שָׁלוֹשׁ וּמִקְצָתָם יַעַמְדוּ לִפְנֵי הַמֶּלֶךְ.”
“And the king appointed for them a daily provision of the king’s delicacies and of the wine which he drank, and three years of training for them, so that at the end of that time they might serve before the king.”
The secret of “number one-fourth of Israel?” was given to Rabbi Shimon and it means that the fourth of Israel is Yessod of Z”A that is the aspect of the covenant, ‘ברית.’
The right line of the Tree of Life includes Chokmah, Chessed, and Netzach חח”נ. The Left line includes Binah, Gevurah, and Hod בג”ה. The middle line from the top includes Keter, Da’at, Tiferet, and Yessod כדת”י that is the fourth part of the middle line that includes Zeir Anpin, who is Israel.
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