Daily Zohar # 3723 – Vayelech – Amen = Angel
When Israel below doesn’t miss answering Amen with the proper meditation in their hearts, gates of blessings are open above, and goodness and happiness are found in all worlds. For proper connection to the Amen, Israel is rewarded in this world and in the world to come.
When they are in trouble and pray before their master, a voice announces on all worlds,
“פִּתְחוּ שְׁעָרִים וְיָבֹא גוֹי צַדִּיק שֹׁמֵר אֱמֻנִים.”
“Open the gates, That the righteous nation which keeps the truth may enter in.”
The last word of the verse is with a different Nikkud can be read as “Amenim,” Which is ‘Amen’ in the plural. It makes the verse mean that the gates of blessings are open for those who keep saying the Amen properly. Their prayers are received and save them from those who give them troubles.
Answering their prayers in this world is their reward in this world. When a person that kept saying Amen properly leaves this world, his soul ascends, and they announce for her, “open gates for him as he was opening gates every day when he was saying Amen”.
Amen is an almost universal word. It is commonly translated as “So be it” but only through the Hebrew letters, we can find the true meaning of the word ‘Amen’.
A blessing creates a vessel using the name YHVH and invites the Light to fulfill the blessing. When we say Amen to a blessing we create a unification of upper יהוה YHVH and lower אדני ADNY. The numerical value of אמן Amen is 91, which is the same as for ‘מלאך’, ‘angel’. That is why the Zohar tells us that the Amen opens gates.
We don’t say Amen without hearing a blessing. Saying Amen with a meditation of unification of the two holy names would attract judgment because, without blessing, there is no vessel to fill and use the Light.