Daily Zohar # 4344 – Beresheet – The first letter is inside the second one
139. רֵאשִׁית שֶׁל אָלֶ”ף, סֵתֶר שֶׁל סוֹד הַמַּחֲשָׁבָה הָעֶלְיוֹנָה. וְאוֹתָהּ הִתְפַּשְּׁטוּת שֶׁל אוֹתוֹ רָקִיעַ עֶלְיוֹן, הַכֹּל נִסְתָּר בְּאוֹתוֹ הָרֹאשׁ. בִּגְלַל שֶׁכְּשֶׁיּוֹצֵאת א’ מֵרָקִיעַ הַזֶּה, בִּדְמוּת שֶׁל סוֹד רֹאשׁ הַמַּחֲשָׁבָה יוֹצֵאת. בְּאוֹתוֹ אֶמְצַע שֶׁל אָלֶ”ף כְּלוּלִים בּוֹ שֵׁשׁ דְּרָגוֹת, סוֹד שֶׁל כָּל הַחַיּוֹת הַנִּסְתָּרוֹת הָעֶלְיוֹנוֹת [ס”א שֶׁעוֹלוֹת] [ס”א שֶׁתְּלוּיוֹת] מִתּוֹךְ הַמַּחֲשָׁבָה.
140. אוֹר אֶחָד שֶׁמֵּאִיר וְנִגְנָז, זֶה אוֹר שֶׁל אוֹת ט שֶׁל בְּרֵאשִׁית. חֹם הַיּוֹם שֶׁהָיָה יוֹשֵׁב אַבְרָהָם פֶּתַח הָאֹהֶל, שֶׁהוּא פֶּתַח מִלְּמַטָּה לְמַעְלָה, וְחֹם הַיּוֹם מֵאִיר עַל אוֹתוֹ פֶּתַח וּמֵאִיר מִשָּׁם.
Continued from previous DZ
At the beginning of everything, the letter א Alef was formed as the head and the bottom of all levels. All levels were written with this letter as one. The א is numerically 1 to indicate that although it has many forms, it includes all the levels because all levels come out from the א, making all the upper and lower levels depend on the letter א.
The letter א, Alef, when spelled אלף, it has the numerical value of 111 to show us that the 1st letter is unique and wondrous. The letter Alef can be rearranged to show the word פלא, meaning “wonder,” also 1000 is אלף. The final letters that come after the 22 letters are ךםןףץ. The last letter is numerically 900, and when it completes the circle, it becomes 1000, returning to the first letter א 1.
The letter is the spelled form of the small and narrow hole that comes from the endless, which is the letter Yod that begins the א, is spelled יוד, Yod, Vav, dalet. The letter Alef is Yod at the top, Vav in the middle (diagonally), and a small Dalet or Yod below the Vav.
The top of the א that is the Yod of the letter א is the secret of the supernal thought of Creation. It alludes to the elevation of Malchut to the place of Binah of Father and Mother, called the supernal thought. These levels brought down to Israel Sava and Tevuna, and only the vessels of Keter and Chokmah were left in Father and Mother.
When the א emerges from this firmament, it comes in the form of the secret of the beginning of the thought. The Vav in the middle of the א Alef includes the levels of Chessed, Gevurah, Tiferet, Netzach, Hod, and Yessod, which is the secret of all the living creatures above, at the level of the thought.
One light that shone and concealed is the light of the letter ב of Beresheet, “בראשית” “In the Beginning.” The third part of the letter א Alef is the lower Yod, which is the dagesh in the letter ב of “בראשית.” It represents the opening from the bottom up, that is, the aspect of the Light of Chessed of Abraham, as in the opening of Abraham’s tent;
“וַיֵּרָא אֵלָיו יְהוָה בְּאֵלֹנֵי מַמְרֵא וְהוּא יֹשֵׁב פֶּתַח הָאֹהֶל כְּחֹם הַיּוֹם.”
“Then YHVH appeared to him by the terebinth trees of Mamre as he was sitting in the tent door in the heat of the day.”
Friday would be a good day to make a ** Donation, especially if you didn’t donate in the past week. Giving on Friday, which is an aspect of Yessod, expands the vessel for the Light and honor of Shabbat.
** Your donation doesn’t have to be given to the same place every week. You can alternate or split your donation among those who benefit you spiritually.