Daily Zohar – Tikunim – #415 – How to control the scales of justice?
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Tikkun 21 – 156
“מֹאזְנֵי צֶדֶק אַבְנֵי-צֶדֶק, אֵיפַת צֶדֶק וְהִין צֶדֶק–יִהְיֶה לָכֶם:”
“Scales of justice, weights of justice, ephah of justice, and Hin of justice, you shall have:”
צדק, means justice and it relates to Zeir Anpin that brings justice and balance to the world.
This verse is from the portion of ‘Kedoshim’ in the Torah where in the same chapter we find the key for the whole Torah (Lev. 19:18) “וְאָהַבְתָּ לְרֵעֲךָ כָּמוֹךָ” “You shall love your fellow men as yourself” (aka “Love thy neighbor as thyself”)
Verse 36 asks us to use measures of justice in all our actions. The inner meaning is to bring together the right and left column to balance in the central column.
מֹאזְנֵי צֶדֶק – Scales of justice are Chessed and Gevurah,
אַבְנֵי-צֶדֶק – weights of justice are Netzach and Hod
אֵיפַת צֶדֶק – Ephah (a dry measure) of justice for Tiferet
וְהִין צֶדֶק – Hin (a liquid measure) of justice for Yessod.
Central column is called משפט, which is the action of bringing justice.
Psalms 75:8 “כִּי-אֱלֹהִים שֹׁפֵט; זֶה יַשְׁפִּיל, וְזֶה יָרִים”
“For God is judge; He put down one, and lift up another”
Connecting to the left column, which is the desire for the self alone and using the light without earning it, tips the scale down and brings darkness and negativity.
Connecting to the left to draw the light in order to share it, elevates it through the right column and brings balance and light of Chassadim.