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Tikkun 21 – 149
The secret of the hardship of the Shechina in Malchut is revealed in Esther 4:16
“וּבְכֵן אָבוֹא אֶל-הַמֶּלֶךְ, אֲשֶׁר לֹא-כַדָּת, וְכַאֲשֶׁר אָבַדְתִּי, אָבָדְתִּי….”
“and so will I go to the king, which is not according to the law; and if I perish, I perish.’”
There are laws that must be followed in order to come closer to the King. Because of the urgency of the matter, Esther wanted to come to him while skipping the process.
The Zohar explains that the laws to approach the king are in following the Torah and by that we connect Malchut with Zeir Anpin. Esther fasted for three days not for the sake of coming closer to king Ahashverosh but to be able to connect to the Creator and bring light with her actions.
When Esther said “and if I perish, I perish” it implies to the two times the Holy Temple was destroyed. It was a result of negativity created when the people didn’t follow the most important law of the Torah, which is “Love your fellow man as yourself”.
Our actions for the sake of others are the easiest way to bring more light into our life by channeling it to others.
Esther was a queen and well protected from any harm but she was thinking only about her people. That gave her affinity with the light and was able to produce the miracle of Purim.
When we act like the God, do for others and have no selfish reason or personal agenda in the action, the light MUST come. This explains what the sages said, “צדיק גוזר והקב´´ה מקיים”
“Righteous man decree and the Holy One Bless Be He obeys”
Rabbi Shimon had this ability and even if we can’t be like him we should act as if we have this ability. It will bring us closer to be heard than before.
One of the important tools we were given to connect Zeir Anpin and Malchut is the Shema Israel. It is constructed from three places in the Torah for the balance of the three columns. It has four parts to connect to the YHVH. The six words that lead the connection
“שְׁמַע יִשְׂרָאֵל יְהוָה אֱלֹהֵינוּ, יְהוָה אֶחָד”
are precise tools to bring the light from above to below. The last word “אחד” draws the light down and brings unity of the names YHVH with love.
Love אחד = = 13 = אהבה.
The first word of the first paragraph “ואהבת”,”you shall love” has numerical value of 414, which is twice Light,”אור” to represent the direct and returning light generated with this meditation.
When we recite this sacred text we should nullify our selfish desires and think to be one with the light by meditating for others.
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