Daily Zohar # 3885 – Pekudei – Wine, Gold, and wicked
Daily Zohar 3885
63. פָּתַח וְאָמַר, (תהלים צב) בִּפְרֹחַ רְשָׁעִים כְּמוֹ עֵשֶׂב וַיָּצִיצוּ כָּל פֹּעֲלֵי אָוֶן לְהִשָּׁמְדָם עֲדֵי עַד. הַפָּסוּק הַזֶּה פֵּרְשׁוּהוּ. אֲבָל בֹּא וּרְאֵה, בִּפְרֹחַ רְשָׁעִים כְּמוֹ עֵשֶׂב, כָּעֵשֶׂב הַזֶּה שֶׁהוּא בְּיֹבֶשׁ בָּאָרֶץ וְהוּא יָבֵשׁ, כְּשֶׁשּׁוֹרִים בּוֹ מַיִם הוּא פּוֹרֵחַ, וְאוֹתוֹ יֹבֶשׁ פּוֹרֵחַ. וּכְאִילָן הַזֶּה קָצוּץ שֶׁצָּץ מֵחָדָשׁ, וְלֹא מַעֲלֶה אֶלָּא אוֹתָם פְּאֵרוֹת לְצַד זֶה וּלְצַד זֶה, שֶׁהֵם עֲנָפִים שֶׁעוֹלִים, וּלְעוֹלָמִים לֹא עוֹלֶה אִילָן כְּפִי שֶׁהָיָה בָּרִאשׁוֹנָה לִהְיוֹת אִילָן, וְכָל זֶה לְהִשָּׁמְדָם עֲדֵי עַד, לְעָקְרָם מֵהַשָּׁרָשִׁים וּמֵהַכֹּל.
Continued from previous DZ
The Holy One Blessed be He wants is a judgment that is clear and evokes love and joy, that is, judgment from the Left line after joining the Right line. It is the secret of wine that has the aspect of Left, that makes God and people happy, and also is the secret of Gold.
The wicked in this world carry judgments of impurity that the Holy One Blessed be He, rejects. Because of that, we do not mix judgment from the Holy side and the impure side until the impure judgment consumes itself and is removed from the world.
The wine is red and represents the Left line with strong energy and an aspect of judgment that can hurt the person. When we restrict using the wine, meaning using for moderation and for spiritual purposes that draw Light, it gives it the aspect of joining the Right and causes balance. We do Kiddush on Shabbat and Holidays to unify the Left and Right columns and draw Light from the upper levels. Some add three drops of water in the cup of wine to connect the Chassadim of water into the wine and create a balanced state. The Kiddush blessing also has the aspect of the Right because we dedicate the wine for the spiritual connection, not for selfish desires.
Gold also has an aspect of the Left, and it was used in the Holy Tabernacle to draw Light. The metals used in the Holy Tabernacle were Gold for the Left, Silver for the Right, and Copper for the center.
Gold in dreams: If you see yourself in a dream finding Gold, then it is a good sign of greatness, but if you lost Gold or it was taken from you, it is a bad sign. Most other signs of Gold in dreams are negative because it is from the Left.
A rich person is like having Gold, energy from the Left, Light of Chokmah. To balance it, a wealthy person needs to properly share his tithe (10-20%), drawing Chassadim, and make sure his enterprises provide products or services that benefit people; otherwise, the impurities of the Left overcome the little positive, and sooner or later it exhausts the energy of the rich.
“בִּפְרֹחַ רְשָׁעִים כְּמוֹ עֵשֶׂב וַיָּצִיצוּ כָּל פֹּעֲלֵי אָוֶן לְהִשָּׁמְדָם עֲדֵי עַד.”
“When the wicked sprout like grass, And when all the workers of iniquity flourish, It is that they may be destroyed forever.”
The wicked flourish like dry grass in a dry land, and when they get water, they bloom, and the dryness is gone. But like a cut tree cannot grow as before, only small branches from the sides of the trunk. A tree cannot restore itself and grow back after the trunk was cut.
All this to destroy the wicked, and that is, to uproot them from their root and everything forever.
The wicked can flourish in this world, but they won’t inherit the world to come.
Rashi explains this verse: When the wicked flourish like grass, they do not know that their flourishing is only to destroy them to eternity, for HaShem recompenses His enemies to their face to destroy them.