Daily Zohar # 4169 – Beshalach – The roots of the 72 names
Daily Zohar 4169
161. הַצַּד הַשֵּׁנִי הִתְלַבֵּשׁ בְּרָמְחֵי הַגְּבוּרָ”ה, בְּשִׁשִּׁים מַכּוֹת אֵשׁ, וַעֲשָׂרָה שֶׁלָּהּ שֶׁיָּרְדוּ מִצַּד הָאִמָּא הָעֶלְיוֹנָה בְּמִנְהָגִים חֲקוּקִים.
162. צַד שְׁלִישִׁי הִתְלַבֵּשׁ בִּלְבוּשֵׁי אַרְגָּמָן שֶׁלּוֹבֵשׁ הַמֶּלֶךְ הָעֶלְיוֹן הַקָּדוֹשׁ, שֶׁנִּקְרָאִים תִּפְאֶרֶ”ת, שֶׁיּוֹרֵשׁ הַבֵּן הַקָּדוֹשׁ בְּשִׁבְעִים עֲטָרוֹת עֶלְיוֹנוֹת מִצַּד שֶׁל הָאָב וְהָאֵם, וְהוּא כּוֹלֵל אֶת הַצַּד הַזֶּה וְהַצַּד הַזֶּה.
163. (וּשְׁתֵּי עֲטָרוֹת מִצַּד שֶׁל אַבָּא וְאִמָּא, וְהֵם שִׁבְעִים וּשְׁנַיִם שֵׁמוֹת.) וְשָׁנִינוּ, מִצַּד הַחֶסֶ”ד שִׁבְעִים וּשְׁנַיִם עֵדִים. מִצַּד הַגְּבוּרָה שִׁבְעִים וּשְׁנַיִם סוֹפְרִים. מִצַּד הַתִּפְאֶרֶת שִׁבְעִים וּשְׁנַיִם גְוָנִים לְהִתְפָּאֵר.
Continued from previous DZ
When the moon, which is Malchut, reaches a state of completion in all respects, she inherits seventy-two holy names on three sides, which are the three lines. On one side, Malchut got dressed in the crowns of the supreme Chessed, in 70 lights of the Supreme Father, Chokmah. This is the secret of “And the Angel of God” (Exodus 14:19).
On the other side, Malchut dressed in the spears of Gevura, that is, her judgments in sixty strikes of fire, and her own ten strikes, which come down from the side of the supernal Mother, in set judgments. They are the secret of the left line and the verse;
“וַיָּבֹא בֵּין מַחֲנֵה מִצְרַיִם וּבֵין מַחֲנֵה יִשְׂרָאֵל וַיְהִי הֶעָנָן וְהַחֹשֶׁךְ וַיָּאֶר אֶת הַלָּיְלָה וְלֹא קָרַב זֶה אֶל זֶה כָּל הַלָּיְלָה”
“So it came between the camp of the Egyptians and the camp of Israel. Thus it was a cloud and darkness to the one, and it gave light by night to the other, so that the one did not come near the other all that night.”
On the third side, Malchut was dressed in crimson garments, which were worn by the holy supreme king called Tiferet, inherited by the holy son who is Tiferet, with seventy supreme crowns from the side of Father and Mother. He includes both sides, the Right, which is Chessed, and the Left, which is Gevura. This is the secret of;
“וַיֵּט מֹשֶׁה אֶת יָדוֹ עַל הַיָּם וַיּוֹלֶךְ יְהוָה אֶת הַיָּם בְּרוּחַ קָדִים עַזָּה כָּל הַלַּיְלָה וַיָּשֶׂם אֶת הַיָּם לֶחָרָבָה וַיִּבָּקְעוּ הַמָּיִם”
“Then Moses stretched out his hand over the sea, and YHVH caused the sea to go back by a strong east wind all that night and made the sea into dry land, and the waters were divided.”
Rabbi Ashlag explains; that the root of the three lines is in Binah, and the Right line in her is called Supreme Father, the Left line in her is called Supreme Mother, and the middle line in her is Tiferet which controls them both. Then Tiferet influences the Light of the three lines on Malchut.
The three lines are the secret of the three verses (Exodus 14:19,20,21) that each one has 72 letters, and together they form 72 Holy Names.
Two crowns from the Father’s and Mother’s sides, and all are 72 names. We learned that from the side of Chessed, there are seventy and two witnesses. From the side of Gevura, seventy and two scribes. From the side of Tiferet, seventy and two colors for glory.
The purpose of the 72 names is to continue the Light of Chokmah to Malchut. We learned that Chokmah is drawn only from the Left line, but without being dressed with the Chassadim from the Right, it cannot shine. Therefore two crowns on the left side are considered as two scribes that write the main thing, that is, the bill, and the two crowns on the Right side have the aspect of witnesses, who, despite not adding anything to the scribes writing, they validate the entire bill, because without them the bill is worth nothing. Even here, without Chassadim, the Light of Chokmah is worth nothing because Chokmah needs Chassadim to illuminate Malchut. That is why they are called two witnesses. And two crowns, which are in the middle line, are described as two colors because color shades indicate judgments. The seventy and the two colors may be called judgment, but they do not hurt the Lights in the middle line but glorify them because, without them, there would be no unification of the Right and Left lines in the middle line.
The roots of the 72 names are on the Right and Left of the supernal Mother, Binah. Each of them brings 72 Lights (crowns), and when all join together in the middle line, the Glory of the names is revealed.
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