Daily Zohar # 4037 – Balak – Narrow path between the vineyards
Daily Zohar 4037
434. בְּרֹאשׁ הָעֲטָרָה יֵשׁ אַרְבַּע חוֹמוֹת לְאַרְבָּעָה צְדָדִים, וְהֵם מִגְדָּלוֹת, כְּמוֹ שֶׁנֶּאֱמַר (שיר השירים ה) מִגְדְּלוֹת מֶרְקָחִים. מַה זֶּה מֶרְקָחִים? כְּמוֹ שֶׁנֶּאֱמַר (שם ג) מִכֹּל אַבְקַת רוֹכֵל. וְעַל כָּל מִגְדָּל וּמִגְדָּל שְׁלֹשָׁה פְתָחִים קְבוּעִים בַּאֲבָנִים טוֹבוֹת מִכָּל צַד וְצַד. עֲטָרָה זוֹ מְאִירָה (טְהוֹרָה) (טְמִירָה) בְּדִלּוּגִים שֶׁל אוֹפִיר בִּשְׁבִיל כְּבוֹד הַמֶּלֶךְ, כְּמוֹ שֶׁכָּתוּב (ישעיה יג) אוֹקִיר אֱנוֹשׁ מִפָּז וְגוֹ’.
Continued from previous DZ
We learned that when Malchut is adorned with a crown from the side of the Mother, the crown shows fifteen hundred sides engraved on her adornments. And when Malchut wants unification with the king, Zeir Anpin, she adorns herself with one crown of four colors. These colors are burning on the four sides of the world, and each color burns three times on its own side. These are twelve borders (of Zeir Anpin) that are included in twelve others.
This explains the secret of the “narrow path between the vineyards.” The big crowns of Zeir Anpin and Malchut bring abundance only to Israel and from Israel through the narrow path of the vineyards to the other nations and the external forces of the other side. The secret of “And the Angel of YHVH stood in a narrow path between the vineyards” means that the angel blocked the narrow path of Light from reaching the other nations.
At the top of the crown, there are four rows on four sides, north, south, east, and west, which are rows of towers, as it is said;
“לְחָיָו כַּעֲרוּגַת הַבֹּשֶׂם מִגְדְּלוֹת מֶרְקָחִים שִׂפְתוֹתָיו שׁוֹשַׁנִּים נֹטְפוֹת מוֹר עֹבֵר.”
“His cheeks are like a bed of spices, towers of scented herbs. His lips are lilies, Dripping liquid myrrh.”
What are towers of scented herbs? He asks and answers that it is as it is written “merchant’s fragrant powders” in ;
“מִי זֹאת עֹלָה מִן הַמִּדְבָּר כְּתִימֲרוֹת עָשָׁן מְקֻטֶּרֶת מוֹר וּלְבוֹנָה מִכֹּל אַבְקַת רוֹכֵל.”
“Who is this coming out of the wilderness Like pillars of smoke, Perfumed with myrrh and frankincense, With all the merchant’s fragrant powders?”
Each tower has three openings, set with precious stones on every side. This crown shines with the gold of Ophir, for the honor of the king, as it is said;
“אוֹקִיר אֱנוֹשׁ מִפָּז וְאָדָם מִכֶּתֶם אוֹפִיר.”
“I will make a mortal more rare than fine gold, A man more than the golden wedge of Ophir.”
The Light of Chokmah revealed in Malchut is called “Tower.” The four rows at the top of the crown are Chokmah, Binah, with Tiferet, and Malchut of Da’at. They shine through the Right, Left, and Center lines called three openings in each tower. Without the three lines, the towers can not shine.