Daily Zohar # 4387 – Lech Lacha – Abraham’s journeys
Daily Zohar 4387
164. אָמַר רַבִּי שִׁמְעוֹן, בֹּא רְאֵה מַה כָּתוּב. וַיֵּלֶךְ לְמַסָּעָיו, לִפְקֹד אֶת מְקוֹמוֹ וְדַרְגָּתוֹ. לְמַסָּעָיו – לְמַסָּעוֹ כָּתוּב, מִי הַמַּסָּעוֹ? זוֹ הַדַּרְגָּה הָרִאשׁוֹנָה שֶׁרְאוּיָה לוֹ בָּרִאשׁוֹנָה. כָּתוּב כָּאן מַסָּעוֹ, וְכָתוּב שָׁם (מלכים-א ו) אֶבֶן שְׁלֵמָה מַסָּע נִבְנָה. וַהֲרֵי בֵּאַרְנוּ אֶבֶן שְׁלֵמָה וַדַּאי. מַסָּע, כְּמוֹ שֶׁנִּתְבָּאֵר.
165. וַיֵּלֶךְ לְמַסָּעָיו, כָּל אוֹתָן הַדְּרָגוֹת, דַּרְגָּה אַחַר דַּרְגָּה, כְּמוֹ שֶׁנֶּאֱמַר. מִנֶּגֶב וְעַד בֵּית אֵל, לְתַקֵּן אֶת מְקוֹמוֹ וּלְחַבְּרָם בְּיִחוּד שָׁלֵם, שֶׁהֲרֵי מִנֶּגֶב וְעַד בֵּית אֵל נִמְצָא סוֹד הַחָכְמָה כָּרָאוּי.
Zohar Lech Lacha
Continued from previous DZ
Rabbi Elazar, Rabbi Abba, and all the friends came and kissed Rabbi Shimon’s hands. Rabbi Abba cried and said, Woe, Woe, when you depart from the world, who will shine the light of the Torah? Blessed are the friends who heard these Torah words from your mouth.
Rabbi Shimon said, come and see what is written;
“וַיֵּלֶךְ לְמַסָּעָיו מִנֶּגֶב וְעַד בֵּית אֵל עַד הַמָּקוֹם אֲשֶׁר הָיָה שָׁם אהלה [אָהֳלוֹ] בַּתְּחִלָּה בֵּין בֵּית אֵל וּבֵין הָעָי.”
“And he went on his journey from the South (Negev) as far as Bethel, to the place where his tent had been at the beginning, between Bethel and Ai,”
He went on his journey to attend his place and level. His travel means to the first level that he deserved. His journey is written here, and it is written 1 Kings 6:7
“וְהַבַּיִת בְּהִבָּנֹתוֹ אֶבֶן שְׁלֵמָה מַסָּע נִבְנָה וּמַקָּבוֹת וְהַגַּרְזֶן כָּל כְּלִי בַרְזֶל לֹא נִשְׁמַע בַּבַּיִת בְּהִבָּנֹתוֹ.”
“And the temple, when it was being built (אֶבֶן שְׁלֵמָה (Solomon’s Travel) מַסָּע), was built with stone finished at the quarry so that no hammer or chisel or any iron tool was heard in the temple while it was being built.”
Solomon’s journey and his level were described as “complete stone .”The stone is the aspect of Malchut of Zeir Anpin. The root of his name represents completion ‘השלם’ and ‘peace’ ‘שלום’ that comes from Zeir Anpin.
Because King Solomon was connected to Chokma, which is one of the upper three sefirot, there was no ‘noise’ during the seven years it took to build it. We read that “no hammer or chisel or any iron tool was heard in the temple while it was being built.” (1 Kings 6:7)
The second temple was built by the people from the level of Malchut. (Ezra chapters 2,3)
“And he went on his journeys” means that he moved up the levels, as it is said, “From the Negev (South) to Beit El.” Abraham needed to establish himself as Chessed and make a complete unification with Beit El, that is, the Nukva, to shine with the Light of Chokma.
Before the unification of Beit El, the Nukva, with Chessed, the Nukva could not shine with the Light of Chokma.
Revealing the Light of Chassadim in Malchut with our actions draws the higher Light of Chokma properly into this world.
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