Daily Zohar # 4397 – Chayei Sarah – From Eden, wisdom will flourish in the world
Daily Zohar 4397
148. וּמֵאוֹתָהּ הָרוּחַ שֶׁהָיְתָה יוֹצֵאת מֵעֵדֶן, תִּמְצוּ [יִמְצוּ] כָּל נָבִיא וְנָבִיא, וְהַיְנוּ שֶׁכָּתוּב מִתְהַלֵּךְ בַּגַּן לְרוּחַ הַיּוֹם. וְגָנוּז זֶה בְּגַן עֵדֶן לֶעָתִיד לָבֹא, וְזֶה הוּא הַנָּהָר שֶׁרָאָה יְחֶזְקֵאל בִּנְבוּאָתוֹ, וְעַל כֵּן אָמַר הַכָּתוּב (ישעיה יא) כִּי מָלְאָה הָאָרֶץ דֵּעָה אֶת ה’ וגו’. שֶׁאוֹתָם מַיִם תָּמִיד מְגַדְּלִים הַיְדִיעָה בָּעוֹלָם.
149. שָׁנוּ רַבּוֹתֵינוּ, כָּל נִשְׁמָתָן שֶׁל צַדִּיקִים לְמַעְלָה, בְּעֵדֶן הֵן. וּמַה מִּמַּה שֶּׁיּוֹרֵד מֵעֵדֶן יִשְׂגֶּא הַחָכְמָה בָּעוֹלָם – לָעוֹמְדִים בּוֹ וְנֶהֱנִים מֵהֲנָאוֹתָיו וְכִסּוּפָיו עַל אַחַת כַּמָּה וְכַמָּה.
Zohar Chayei Sarah
“וְנָהָר יֹצֵא מֵעֵדֶן לְהַשְׁקוֹת אֶת הַגָּן וּמִשָּׁם יִפָּרֵד וְהָיָה לְאַרְבָּעָה רָאשִׁים.”
“Now a river went out of Eden to water the garden, and from there it parted and became four riverheads.”
Continued from previous DZ
And when the decree was issued that the wisdom of Egypt would be lost, the Holy One, Blessed be He, took those drops and cast them into that garden, into that river of the Garden of Eden, as it is written (Genesis 2:10) “A river went out of Eden to water the garden.” And this was the source of four others, and the one distinct that was born from it was Pishon. Since these drops were taken and did not go out of the garden, the wisdom was lost from Egypt.
And from that spirit which went forth from Eden, each prophet would find inspiration, as it is written (Genesis 3:8 ), “walking in the garden in the spirit of the day.” And this hidden (spirit of Wisdom) in the Garden of Eden is stored for the future. This is the river that Ezekiel saw in his prophecy, and therefore, the scripture says (Isaiah 11:9), “כִּי מָלְאָה הָאָרֶץ דֵּעָה אֶת יְהוָה כַּמַּיִם לַיָּם מְכַסִּים.” “For the earth shall be full of the knowledge of YHVH As the waters cover the sea”
Because those waters always increase knowledge in the world.
Our Rabbis have taught all the souls of the righteous above are in Eden. And from what descends from Eden, wisdom will flourish in the world.
For those who stand in it and enjoy its pleasures and longings, all the more so many times over.