Daily Zohar # 3854 – Mishpatim – Praise the concealed
Daily Zohar 3854
124. אֶלָּא, מַה שֶּׁאָמַר צְאֶינָה וּרְאֶינָה בְּנוֹת צִיּוֹן בַּמֶּלֶךְ שְׁלֹמֹה, בָּעֲטָרָה כָּתוּב, וְלֹא כָתוּב וּבָעֲטָרָה. שֶׁכָּל מִי שֶׁרוֹאֶה אוֹתָהּ עֲטָרָה, רוֹאֶה אֶת הַנֹּעַם שֶׁל הַמֶּלֶךְ שֶׁהַשָּׁלוֹם שֶׁלּוֹ. שֶׁעִטְּרָה לּוֹ אִמּוֹ, הֲרֵי שָׁנִינוּ, קוֹרֵא לָהּ בַּת וְקוֹרֵא לָהּ אָחוֹת, קוֹרֵא לָהּ אֵם, וְהַכֹּל הוּא, וְהַכֹּל הָיָה. מִי שֶׁיִּסְתַּכֵּל וְיֵדַע אֶת זֶה, יֵדַע חָכְמָה נִכְבָּדָה.
Continued from previous DZ
“צְאֶינָה וּרְאֶינָה בְּנוֹת צִיּוֹן בַּמֶּלֶךְ שְׁלֹמֹה בָּעֲטָרָה שֶׁעִטְּרָה לּוֹ אִמּוֹ בְּיוֹם חֲתֻנָּתוֹ וּבְיוֹם שִׂמְחַת לִבּוֹ.”
“Go forth, O daughters of Zion, And see King Solomon with the crown With which his mother crowned him On the day of his wedding, The day of the gladness of his heart.”
He cried and quoted this verse, asking, who could see King Solomon, who is the king of peace, Zeir Anpin, and he is obscured from all the supernal armies above in a ‘place’ that is said about it;
“וּמֵעוֹלָם לֹא שָׁמְעוּ לֹא הֶאֱזִינוּ עַיִן לֹא רָאָתָה אֱלֹהִים זוּלָתְךָ יַעֲשֶׂה לִמְחַכֵּה לוֹ.”
“When You did awesome things for which we did not see, You came down; The mountains shook at Your presence.”
He explains that the ‘place’ is Binah and continues to ask what is the praise in the verse that says, “Go forth, O daughters of Zion, And see King Solomon.” Also, the supernal angels say and ask “אַיֵּה מְקוֹם כְּבוֹדוֹ?”, “Where is the place of his glory?”. It implies that the ‘place’ is concealed, and what is the reference to “Go forth, and see…” if it is hidden.
He explains the question he raised, saying that the praise reference is to the crown of King Solomon. The crown is the aspect of Malchut that surrounds Zeir Anpin. As we learned, Malchut is called a daughter, a sister, and a mother because she includes everything in her. He who seeks this knowledge of Malchut would connect to this precious wisdom.
King David prepared everything for the building of the First Holy Temple, and his son, King Solomon, built it. The Holy Temple is where we connect the Torah to Zeir Anpin. King Solomon made this perfect connection between Zeir Anpin and Malchut. For that, Malchut was considered as a ‘crown’ for him. Rashi explains that the ‘wedding’ in the verse above is the aspect of the connection to the gift of the Torah on Mount Sinai, and the ‘gladness of his heart’ is the initiation of the Holy Tabernacle.