Daily Zohar # 3879 – Vayakhel – And then he was called Peace
Daily Zohar 3879
116. אַף כָּךְ, לָאִישׁ הַזֶּה הַקָּדוֹשׁ בָּרוּךְ הוּא קוֹרֵא לוֹ שָׁלוֹם לְמַטָּה, כְּמוֹ שֶׁנֶּאֱמַר (שופטים ו) וַיִּקְרָא לוֹ ה’ שָׁלוֹם. וְכָל יָמָיו כָּךְ קוֹרְאִים לוֹ לְמַעְלָה – שָׁלוֹם, מִשּׁוּם שֶׁהִכְלִיל וְעִטֵּר אֶת הַגְּבִירָה לְמַטָּה כְּמוֹ שֶׁאוֹתוֹ שָׁלוֹם לְמַעְלָה.
Continued from previous DZ
In addition, the King and the Queen that represent Tiferet and Malchut need to be included from all sides, from above and below, and be crowned with souls from all sides. She is crowned with souls from above and crowned with souls from below. These souls are from those who surrender their souls to her.
If a man directs his heart and will to all this, then the Holy One Blessed be He calls him Peace below, as the kind of peace that is above, which is Yessod that is called Peace, the same peace that blesses the queen, and includes her and adorns her from all sides.
So the Holy One Blessed be He calls him Peace, as is said in;
“וַיִּבֶן שָׁם גִּדְעוֹן מִזְבֵּחַ לַיהוָה וַיִּקְרָא לוֹ יְהוָה שָׁלוֹם עַד הַיּוֹם הַזֶּה עוֹדֶנּוּ בְּעָפְרָת אֲבִי הָעֶזְרִי.”
“So Gideon built an altar there to YHVH, and YHVH called him Peace. To this day it is still in Ophrah of the Abiezrites.”
All his days he is called above Peace, because he included and crowned the Queen below, as the peace above is Yessod, as explained before.
The highest state of the soul is peace. Those who follow the studies of the Torah can achieve peace. This is why when we hear about a person that passed away, we say “May he rest in peace” and similarly in Hebrew. On a Tzadik we say “עליו השלום”, “Peace is on him”, meaning that he has already achieved the state of Peace.
We conclude all our prayers with reference to Peace. Elijah the Prophet is called “Announcer of Peace” because he will announce the coming of Mashiach, who is called the “Maker of Peace”.
Peace is a state that we all desire. We can achieve it with a strong connection to the Torah study, do good and avoid bad.