Daily Zohar # 4136 – Vayigash – A meeting in Goshen
Daily Zohar 4136
129. וּכְשֶׁהִיא נִתְקֶנֶת כְּלַפֵּי אָדָם, שֶׁהַכֹּל יִהְיֶה מֶרְכָּבָה [נ”א קְדוֹשָׁה, וְאָז כָּל הַמֶּרְכָּבָה] אַחַת לָאָדָם הַזֶּה, אָז כָּתוּב: וַיֶּאְסֹר יוֹסֵף מֶרְכַּבְתּוֹ – זֶה הַצַּדִּיק. וַיַּעַל לִקְרַאת יִשְׂרָאֵל אָבִיו גֹּשְׁנָה. לִקְרַאת יִשְׂרָאֵל – זֶה הַסּוֹד שֶׁל אָדָם. גֹּשְׁנָה – הִתְקָרְבוּת אַחַת, לְהִתְקָרֵב יַחַד בְּקָרְבָּן אֶחָד וְיִחוּד אֶחָד.
Continued from previous DZ
When the firmaments and the living creatures are set as the aspect of the throne, It is written;
“וּמִמַּעַל לָרָקִיעַ אֲשֶׁר עַל רֹאשָׁם כְּמַרְאֵה אֶבֶן סַפִּיר דְּמוּת כִּסֵּא וְעַל דְּמוּת הַכִּסֵּא דְּמוּת כְּמַרְאֵה אָדָם עָלָיו מִלְמָעְלָה.”
“And above the firmament over their heads was the likeness of a throne, in appearance like a sapphire stone; on the likeness of the throne was a likeness with the appearance of a man high above it.”
It was explained that the good stone, which is the Nukva, is fixed on a throne that stands on four pillars, and on that throne is the figure of a man, who is Zeir Anpin, to connect with him together, that the throne, which is the Nukva, will connect with the man above it, who is Zeir Anpin, and be properly nourished and blessed by him.
The sky and the above-mentioned living creatures are sometimes fixed in terms of a throne and sometimes in terms of a chariot. And both of them prepare the Nukva for unification with Zeir Anpin. When they are under the control of the Right, they are called Throne. And when they are under the control of the Left, they are called Chariot.
When the firmaments and the living creatures, which are the secret of the Nukva, are fixed to be all one chariot for this man, who is Zeir Anpin, then it is said;
“וַיֶּאְסֹר יוֹסֵף מֶרְכַּבְתּוֹ וַיַּעַל לִקְרַאת יִשְׂרָאֵל אָבִיו גֹּשְׁנָה וַיֵּרָא אֵלָיו וַיִּפֹּל עַל צַוָּארָיו וַיֵּבְךְּ עַל צַוָּארָיו עוֹד.”
“So Joseph made ready his chariot and went up to Goshen to meet his father Israel, and he presented himself to him, and fell on his neck and wept on his neck a good while.”
Joseph is called Tzaddik, Yessod of Zeir Anpin. He tied and united his chariot, the Nukva in the secret of the firmaments and the living creatures, as explained above. He “Went up” towards Israel, his father, who is the secret of the man in the chariot that is above the throne, which is Zeir Anpin.
“To Goshen” means coming closer for unification.
The word “Goshen” has the meanings of “גשו אלי” “come to me” (Genesis 45:4), which is the secret of the unification of Zeir Anpin and Nukva.
Jacob is the chariot for the center column of the Tree of Life, and Joseph is the chariot for Yessod.
The secret behind “So Joseph made ready his chariot and went up to Goshen to meet his father Israel;” is the restoring of the connection of the upper part of the Tree of Life to Yessod. It allowed the continuation of the upper Light to Malchut.