Daily Zohar # 3846 – Beshalach – Where is the way to the Tree of Life
Daily Zohar 3846
148. מַה זֶּה דֶּרֶךְ עֵץ הַחַיִּים? זוֹהִי הַגְּבִירָה הַגְּדוֹלָה, שֶׁהִיא דֶרֶךְ לְאוֹתוֹ עֵץ גָּדוֹל חָזָק, עֵץ הַחַיִּים, שֶׁכָּתוּב (שיר ג) הִנֵּה מִטָּתוֹ שֶׁלִּשְׁלֹמֹה שִׁשִּׁים גִּבֹּרִים סָבִיב לָהּ מִגִּבֹּרֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל. יִשְׂרָאֵל שֶׁלְּמַעְלָה, כֻּלָּם אֲחֻזֵי חֶרֶב.
Continued from previous DZ
Malchut has camps of armed angels wearing swords on their belts surrounding her, facing six directions. Some go out and some come in. The angels with six wings and garments of fire, carry flaming swords on their backs and fly all over the world to protect the path to the Tree of Life. As it is written;
“וְאֵת לַהַט הַחֶרֶב הַמִּתְהַפֶּכֶת לִשְׁמֹר אֶת דֶּרֶךְ עֵץ הַחַיִּים” “and a flaming sword which turned every way, to guard the way to the Tree of Life.” (Genesis 3:24)
He asks what is called the way of the Tree of Life, and answers that Malchut is the way to the great and strong tree that is Zeir Anpin, who is called Tree of Life. He also called Israel above.
“הִנֵּה מִטָּתוֹ שֶׁלִּשְׁלֹמֹה שִׁשִּׁים גִּבֹּרִים סָבִיב לָהּ מִגִּבֹּרֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל.”
“כֻּלָּם אֲחֻזֵי חֶרֶב מְלֻמְּדֵי מִלְחָמָה אִישׁ חַרְבּוֹ עַל יְרֵכוֹ מִפַּחַד בַּלֵּילוֹת.”
“Behold, it is the traveling bed of Solomon; Sixty warriors around it, Of the warriors of Israel.”
“They all hold swords, Being experts in war. Every man has his sword on his thigh Because of fear in the night.”
The Zohar taught us that the way to the tree of Life is in Malchut. The sixty warriors are the six sefirot of Zeir Anpin and each of them has ten individual sefirot. The ‘Life’ of the Tree is in Binah and to get there, we need to connect in Malchut and using the spiritual tools, climb up Zeir Anpin to draw life into our world.
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