Daily Zohar # 4144 – Vayechi – Did you see the image of your father?
Daily Zohar 4144
151. בֵּין כָּךְ קָם רַבִּי שִׁמְעוֹן וְאָמַר, רִבּוֹן הָעוֹלָם, נוֹדָע רַבִּי יִצְחָק אֶצְלֵנוּ, וְהוּא מֵאוֹתָן שֶׁבַע עֵינַיִם שֶׁל כָּאן. הֲרֵי אָחַזְתִּי אוֹתוֹ וְתֵן לִי. יָצָא קוֹל וְאָמַר: כִּסֵּא אֲדוֹנֵנוּ קָרְבָה בְּכַנְפֵי רַבִּי שִׁמְעוֹן, הֲרֵי הוּא שֶׁלְּךָ וְעִמְּךָ יָבֹא בִּזְמַן שֶׁתִּכָּנֵס לִשְׁרוֹת בְּכִסְאֲךָ. אָמַר רַבִּי שִׁמְעוֹן, וַדַּאי.
Continued from previous DZ
Rabbi Shimon asked Rabbi Yitzchak, did you see the image of your father on this day?” or not. We learned that when a person departs from the world, his father and relatives are there with him, and he sees and recognizes them. All those who will be with him on the same level in the upper world also gather to be with him. They escort his soul to the place where he will dwell. Rabbi Yitzchak said, so far, I have not seen the image of my father.
Rabbi Shimon stood up and said, Master of the world, Rabbi Yitzchak is known among us, and he is from those seven eyes, that is, from the seven disciples who remained alive after leaving the Idra Rabba Kadisha (as it is mentioned in Zohar Naso #353). I am holding him, and I ask to give him to me. A voice came out and said, the throne of your Master, that is, the Nukva, came closer for unification by the wings of Rabbi Shimon, that is, by his work and elevating of מים נוקבין female water. Rabbi Yitzchak is yours; bring him with you when you come to sit on your throne, meaning when Rabbi Shimon leaves the world. Rabbi Shimon said; certainly, I will do so. I will bring him with me at the time I leave the world.
Rabbi Shimon made a Torah study to create a vessel, which is the aspect of elevating female water. With this connection, he could ask for Rabbi Yitzchak. Then he made sure that the soul of Rabbi Yitzchak did not pass the spiritual threshold where there was no return. He held his hand to create a bond before asking Hashem to give Rabbi Yitzchak to him. The level of his connection and the purity of Rabbi Shimon was so high that there was no negotiation. He received his wish immediately.