Daily Zohar # 3882 – Vayakhel – Love and serve him with all your heart
Daily Zohar 3882
122. בַּגּוּף יֵשׁ שְׁנֵים עָשָׂר אֵיבָרִים שֶׁעוֹמְדִים בְּמַעֲשֵׂה הַגּוּף, כְּמוֹ שֶׁבֵּאַרְנוּ, וְאֵלּוּ הֵם אֶבְרֵי הַגּוּף וַעֲבוֹדַת הַקָּדוֹשׁ בָּרוּךְ הוּא שֶׁהַמַּעֲשֶׂה עוֹמֵד בָּהֶם. מִשּׁוּם שֶׁעֲבוֹדַת הַקָּדוֹשׁ בָּרוּךְ הוּא הִיא בִּשְׁנֵי צְדָדִים, בְּאֶבְרֵי הַגּוּף הַחִיצוֹנִיִּים, וְיֵשׁ שְׁנֵים עָשָׂר אֵיבָרִים אֲחֵרִים פְּנִימִיִּים לִפְנִים מֵהַגּוּף. וְהֵם תִּקּוּנִים פְּנִימִיִּים לִפְנִים מֵהַגּוּף לְתַקֵּן בָּהֶם הַתִּקּוּן שֶׁל הָרוּחַ, שֶׁהִיא עֲבוֹדָה נִכְבָּדָה פְּנִימִית שֶׁל הַקָּדוֹשׁ בָּרוּךְ הוּא, כְּמוֹ שֶׁבֵּאַרְנוּ בְּתוֹךְ הַסּוֹדוֹת הַפְּנִימִיִּים שֶׁאָמַר רַבִּי שִׁמְעוֹן, וְהֵם סוֹד הַחָכְמָה הָעֶלְיוֹנָה, וְנוֹדְעוּ בֵּין הַחֲבֵרִים, אַשְׁרֵי חֶלְקָם.
Continued from previous DZ
“וַיֹּאמֶר לִי עַבְדִּי אָתָּה יִשְׂרָאֵל אֲשֶׁר בְּךָ אֶתְפָּאָר.”
“And He said to me, ‘You are My servant, O Israel, In whom I will be glorified.'”
The Zohar explains that this verse refers to the prayer a person needs to make in front of the Holy One Blessed be He. There is an aspect of service of the Holy One that depends on the body’s action, that is, following the action of the precepts. And there is a service to the Holy One that is most inner and the essence of everything. It relates to the precepts that depend on the voice and the will of the heart.
There are twelve body parts that make the actions related to precepts done by the body. They are; two hands and two legs, and each of them has three segments, and four times three is twelve. The precepts related to the body’s action depend on these body parts.
The service we do for the Holy One Blessed be He has two aspects, one relates to the twelve external body parts, and the second aspect is the inner work that depends on twelve internal parts that are; brain, heart, liver, mouth, tongue, five wings of the lungs, and two kidneys. The inner parts establish support for the correction of the soul level of Ruach.
The spiritual work and connection from the inner levels are most precious for the Holy One Blessed be He, like the precepts that depend on the speech (mouth), prayers, blessings, and giving thanks. These are secrets of the supernal Chokmah, wisdom revealed by Rabbi Shimon and known to the blessed friends who study with him.
Friday would be a good day to make a ** Donation, especially if you didn’t donate in the past week. Giving on Friday, which is an aspect of Yessod, expands the vessel for the Light and honor of Shabbat.
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