Daily Zohar # 4338 – Beresheet – Who gets the image of man
Daily Zohar 4338
123. הָרוּחוֹת לְמַטָּה שֶׁנִּתָּכִים בְּהִתּוּךְ שֶׁל רוּחַ זוֹ מִצְטַיְּרִים מִמֶּנּוּ צִיּוּרִים שֶׁמִּתְלַבְּשִׁים בִּלְבוּשׁ אַחֵר כְּמוֹ צִיּוּרֵי בְּהֵמוֹת טְמֵאוֹת, וְהַתּוֹרָה פָּתְחָה בָהֶם (ויקרא יא) וְזֶה לָכֶם הַטָּמֵא. כְּגוֹן הַחֲזִיר וְעוֹפוֹת וּבְהֵמוֹת שֶׁל אוֹתוֹ הַצַּד, רוּחַ עוֹלָה בְּאוֹתוֹ הַשֵּׁם הַגּוּף הַלְּבוּשׁ שֶׁלּוֹ. וְהַגּוּף נִקְרָא בְּשַׂר חֲזִיר, חֲזִיר לְתוֹךְ בָּשָׂר הַלְּבוּשׁ שֶׁלּוֹ. וְלָכֵן שְׁנֵי הַצְּדָדִים הַלָּלוּ נִפְרָדִים. אֵלֶּה נִכְלְלוּ בְּסוֹד אָדָם, וְאֵלֶּה נִכְלְלוּ בְּסוֹד שֶׁל טָמֵא. כָּל מִין הוֹלֵךְ לְמִינוֹ וְחוֹזֵר לְמִינוֹ.
Continued from previous DZ
Similar to what was explained in the Ruach of ‘אדם’ of holiness and the pure animals, it is also on the other side that is not holy. The Ruach that spreads in the peoples who worship idols comes from the side that is not holy and does not have the aspect of ‘אדם.` Therefore, the people whose soul comes from the unification of the lower with the upper level of Malchut is connected to the image of ‘אדם.’
After first Adam sinned with connection to the Tree of Knowledge Good and Bad, the impurity from the Snake spread in the world, which means that the impure side does not want to go up to the level of ‘אדם’ that is higher in Malchut, because the impure side does not want to draw higher level unification, only from the lower level of Malchut, which has the impurity of the Snake.
The sin of the Snake disconnected the pure image of ‘אדם’ (Adam) ‘Man’ from the upper level of Malchut, leaving the connection to impure souls of idolaters from the lower level of the Snake.
The aspects of the lowers, that is, animals, beasts, and birds, which were melted into images (shapes) from the impure souls, formed other souls dressed in different garments of impure animals. The Torah mentioned them;
“וְזֶה לָכֶם הַטָּמֵא בַּשֶּׁרֶץ הַשֹּׁרֵץ עַל הָאָרֶץ הַחֹלֶד וְהָעַכְבָּר וְהַצָּב לְמִינֵהוּ.”
“These also shall be unclean to you among the creeping things that creep on the earth: the mole, the mouse, and the large lizard after its kind;”
The Torah opened with “These shall be unclean” to refer to the impure soul dressed with the image of animals like swine, fowls, and beasts of the Sitra Achra. The body and its flesh are the garments of the impure soul.
If the inner soul of the animal is impure, so is its garment, the flesh.
The soul of the animals is at a low level of Nefesh of the impure side (נפש בהמית). After the world’s final correction, the impure animals’ soul roots would be cleansed and elevated, and all would be Kosher, even swine.
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