Daily Zohar # 4095 – Vayera – My thoughts are not your thoughts
Daily Zohar 4095
152. מִשּׁוּם כִּי הוּא גָנוּז וְנִסְתָּר וְהִתְעַלָּה לְמַעְלָה לְמַעְלָה, וְכָל הָעֶלְיוֹנִים וְהַתַּחְתּוֹנִים לֹא יְכוֹלִים לְהִתְדַּבֵּק עַד שֶׁכֻּלָּם אוֹמְרִים (יחזקאל ג) בָּרוּךְ כְּבוֹד ה’ מִמְּקוֹמוֹ. הַתַּחְתּוֹנִים אוֹמְרִים שֶׁהוּא לְמַעְלָה, שֶׁכָּתוּב (תהלים קיג) עַל הַשָּׁמַיִם כְּבוֹדוֹ. הָעֶלְיוֹנִים אוֹמְרִים שֶׁהוּא לְמַטָּה, שֶׁכָּתוּב (שם נז) עַל כָּל הָאָרֶץ כְּבוֹדֶךָ. עַד שֶׁכֻּלָּם, עֶלְיוֹנִים וְתַחְתּוֹנִים, אוֹמְרִים בָּרוּךְ כְּבוֹד ה’ מִמְּקוֹמוֹ, כִּי לֹא נוֹדַע וְלֹא הָיָה מִי שֶׁיָּכוֹל לַעֲמֹד עִמּוֹ, וְאַתָּה אוֹמֵר נוֹדָע בַּשְּׁעָרִים בַּעְלָהּ?.
Continued from previous DZ
“נוֹדָע בַּשְּׁעָרִים בַּעְלָהּ בְּשִׁבְתּוֹ עִם זִקְנֵי אָרֶץ.”
“Her husband is known in the gates When he sits among the elders of the land.”
Rabbi Yehuda quotes this verse and says, the Holy One, Blessed be He, is concealed and hidden in great heights.
There is no one in the world, and there has not been anyone who can grasp his wisdom since the day the world was created. And therefore, no one will be able to understand his wisdom.
Because he is concealed and hidden, high above, and all the upper and lower cannot reach an understanding of him. They all say, “בָּרוּךְ כְּבוֹד ה’ מִמְּקוֹמוֹ” “Blessed be the glory of YHVH from his place”. On the lower levels, they say that the Shekinah is above. It is written
“רָם עַל כָּל גּוֹיִם יְהוָה עַל הַשָּׁמַיִם כְּבוֹדוֹ.”
“YHVH is high above all nations, His glory above the heavens.”
The supernal ones say that the Shechinah is below on earth, as it is written;
“רוּמָה עַל הַשָּׁמַיִם אֱלֹהִים עַל כָּל הָאָרֶץ כְּבוֹדֶךָ.”
“Be exalted, O God, above the heavens; Let Your glory be above all the earth.”
Together they all say, “Blessed be the glory of YHVH from his place,” because he is not known, and there is no one who could reach the understanding of him.
The Holy One, Blessed be He, is beyond any level of understanding. The Zohar says that no one can reach an understanding of him.
“כִּי לֹא מַחְשְׁבוֹתַי מַחְשְׁבוֹתֵיכֶם וְלֹא דַרְכֵיכֶם דְּרָכָי נְאֻם יְהוָה.”
“For My thoughts are not your thoughts, Nor are your ways My ways,” declares YHVH.”
The prophet delivered a message that no one could think of or was capable of acting as him. He is at a level that is beyond understanding.
Many people make mistakes when thinking that their logical mind can reach some level of understanding of him.
We are created beings with no control over our beginning or end. Just by realizing that simple fact, we accept that we can never understand the ways of God.
Sarah could not have children all her life, and when Hashem promised Abraham a child, Sarah’s reproductive system rejuvenated instantly into a perfect state so she could deliver Isaac into the world.
Everything in existence, meaning the whole universe. Its vast space is measured by light years. One light year is about 6 trillion miles, and scientists say that they can see 13.8 billion light years away. Some say that we can see more than 40 billion years away.
The universe we know is Malchut, its size is like a mustard seed in the middle of a large football field. The world of Atzilut is the largest.
The Holy One, Blessed be He is everything and everywhere. There is nothing but him. Because of that, king David said; “לְךָ דֻמִיָּה תְהִלָּה” “Silence is your praise” (Psalm 65:2).