Daily Zohar # 3979 – Shelach Lecha – Out of your grave by midnight
Daily Zohar 3979
181. שָׁלֹשׁ אוֹתִיּוֹת בּוֹלְטוֹת וּפוֹרְחוֹת מִפֶּה זֶה לְפֶה זֶה. בְּגִלְגּוּל הָעַמּוּדִים וּנְשָׁרִים. כָּל אוֹתָן אוֹתִיּוֹת מְרֻקָּמוֹת בְּאֵשׁ לְבָנָה וְזָהָב יָרֹק. אַלְפַּיִם וּמֵאָה מְנוֹרוֹת תְּלוּיוֹת בֵּין אוֹתָם עַמּוּדִים, וְאַלְפַּיִם וּמֵאָה נֵרוֹת בְּכָל מְנוֹרָה וּמְנוֹרָה. דּוֹלְקִים בַּיּוֹם, וּבַלַּיְלָה דּוֹעֲכִים עַל צַעַר יִשְׂרָאֵל. כְּשֶׁמַּגִּיעַ הַבֹּקֶר דּוֹלְקִים כֻּלָּם מֵעַצְמָם.
182. עַד שֶׁהָיוּ יוֹשְׁבִים, אָמְרוּ, הֲרֵי יָרַד הַלַּיְלָה. אָמַר לוֹ לְרַבִּי שִׁמְעוֹן, אִי חָסִיד קָדוֹשׁ, אוֹר הָעוֹלָם, קַח פִּנְקָס שֶׁל תִּיק זֶה, וְקַח נֵר וּכְתֹב דְּבָרִים אֵלּוּ, שֶׁהֲרֵי הִגִּיעַ זְמַנֵּנוּ לִפְקֹד כָּל אֶחָד וְאֶחָד לְתוֹךְ קִבְרוֹ עַד חֲצוֹת הַלַּיְלָה, שֶׁהַקָּדוֹשׁ בָּרוּךְ הוּא נִכְנַס לְתוֹךְ הַגָּן לְהִשְׁתַּעֲשֵׁעַ יַחַד עִם הַצַּדִּיקִים, וְאָז כָּל אֶחָד וְאֶחָד פּוֹרֵחַ לְשָׁם. וּלְמָחָר נִהְיֶה אֶצְלְךָ, הוֹאִיל וְנָתְנוּ לָנוּ רְשׁוּת לְהַשְׁלִים דּוֹרוֹן שֶׁמְּשַׁלְּחִים לְךָ. פָּרְחוּ, וּבָכָה רַבִּי שִׁמְעוֹן וְגָעָה.
Zohar Shelach Lecha
Continued from previous DZ
Two eagles on each of the 350 pillars make 700 eagles. They fly here and there with the turns of the pillars. When the pillars spin, no eyes can look at their place.
Three letters protrude and fly out from each eagle’s mouth to the other’s mouth, with the pillars’ spin and the eagles’ spin. These letters are embroidered in white fire, gold, and green. Two thousand and one hundred candelabras hang between these pillars. And two thousand and one hundred candles in each candelabra. They are lit during the day and off at night for the sorrow of Israel during times of darkness. When morning comes, they light up on their own.
The lower half of Zeir Anpin includes Half of Tiferet, Netzach, Hod, and Yessod. The three and a half sefirot are represented by the sum of three times one hundred plus a half (of Tiferet), which is 50, and it is 350.
Two eagles on each of the 350 make 700.
Malchut is called candelabra when receiving light and nourishments from above. (See also ‘basins’ #178 above).
The abundance from the three lines is called letters. The three ‘letters’ carry the light of the 700 on each line to make 2100 lights that are called candles. These lights are under the rule of the South that is Chessed and have power only during daytime. At night, these lights go out but are restored when the time for Chessed to rule comes.
While they were sitting, they said it was getting dark tonight. Rabbi Shimon told the head of the Yeshiva, you are a holy Chasid, the world’s light. Take a notebook from this bag, which is used to put writings; take a candle, and write these things. For it is the time for each one of us to visit his grave until midnight. Then the Holy One, Blessed be He, enters the Garden of Eden to have fun with the righteous, and everyone flies there. Tomorrow we will be with you because we were given permission to complete the gifts sent to you, meaning to complete the revelation of the secrets. They flew, and Rabbi Shimon cried and wept.
The night comes, and Rabbi Shimon tells the head of the Yeshiva that now it’s their time to complete the secrets he started in their discussion. He sends his friend to visit their graves until midnight, meaning to go to sleep until midnight. Because when the soul leaves the body during sleep, it is considered as death. They wake up just before midnight because at midnight, the Holy One, Blessed be He, visits the Garden of Eden to be with the Tzadikim, and when they study at that time, they have the opening to let their souls’ fly’ to higher levels and reveal greater secrets. Rabbi Shimon cried because connecting to the level of Chokmah opens the eyes above and below.
The best time to study and meditate is after midnight.