Daily Zohar # 4030 – Balak – Density
Daily Zohar 4030
421. מֶה עָשָׂה הַקָּדוֹשׁ בָּרוּךְ הוּא? רָאָה שֶׁהִטְעוּ אֶת הָעוֹלָם, קְשָׁרָם בְּשַׁלְשְׁלָאוֹת בַּרְזֶל בְּהַר הַחֹשֶׁךְ. בְּאֵיזֶה מָקוֹם יוֹשְׁבִים? בְּעֹמֶק הָהָר. הוֹשִׁיב אֶת עֲזָ”א, וְזָרַק חֹשֶׁךְ הַפָּנִים. מִשּׁוּם שֶׁבְּאוֹתָהּ שָׁעָה שֶׁקְּשָׁרָם הַקָּדוֹשׁ בָּרוּךְ הוּא, הִתְחַזֵּק וְהִרְגִּיז כְּלַפֵּי מַעְלָה, וְהַקָּדוֹשׁ בָּרוּךְ הוּא הִפִּילוֹ בְעֹמֶק עַד צַוָּארוֹ, וְזָרַק חֹשֶׁךְ בְּפָנָיו. עֲזָאֵ”ל שֶׁלֹּא הִתְחַזֵּק, הוֹשִׁיבוֹ לְפָנָיו, וְהֵאִיר לוֹ הַחֹשֶׁךְ.
Continued from previous DZ
The Manna that came down to Israel in the desert was from the supernal dew that came down from Atik, that is the concealed of all concealed, which is Keter. When the Manna came down, its Light shone in all the worlds, and from it, the apple field, which is Malchut, was nourished, including the supernal angels. And when the Manna came down and met with the air of this world that ruled over it, it became dense and changed its Light as we read;
“וְהַמָּן כִּזְרַע גַּד הוּא וְעֵינוֹ כְּעֵין הַבְּדֹלַח.”
“Now the manna was like coriander seed, and its color like the color of bdellium.”
Moreover, the angels, which the Holy One Blessed be He, brought down. Since they descended and the air of this world ruled over them, they changed from the first state of Light that they were in.
When the Holy One, Blessed be He, saw that Aza and Azael were deceiving the world. He bound them with iron chains in the mountains of darkness. He seated Aza and cast darkness on his face because, at that time, Aza used his force and caused anger from the upper levels. The Holy One Blessed be He dropped him deep down to his neck and threw darkness in his face. Azael, who did not react, was seated with Aza, with darkness illuminated for him.