Daily Zohar # 4411 – Vayetze – He worked for the revealed and revealed the concealed
Daily Zohar 4411
140. וְעַל זֶה אוֹתָן שֶׁבַע הַשָּׁנִים הָרִאשׁוֹנוֹת מְכֻסּוֹת, שֶׁלֹּא יָדַע בָּהֶן יַעֲקֹב, מִשּׁוּם שֶׁהָיוּ שֶׁל הַיּוֹבֵל. וְאוֹתָן שֶׁל שְׁמִטָּה הִתְגַּלּוּ, וּבַשְּׁמִטָּה הַגְּלוּיָה עָבַד אֶת הַיּוֹבֵל שֶׁהִתְכַּסָּה, שֶׁכָּתוּב וַיַּעֲבֹד יַעֲקֹב בְּרָחֵל שֶׁבַע שָׁנִים. שֶׁבַע שָׁנִים סְתָם. בְּרָחֵל עָבַד שֶׁבַע שָׁנִים עֶלְיוֹנוֹת, וְנֶאֱחַז בָּהֶן בִּשְׁנֵי עוֹלָמוֹת. מִכָּאן לָמַדְנוּ, מִתּוֹךְ הַנִּגְלֶה בָּא הָאָדָם לַנִּסְתָּר.
Continued from previous DZ
After Benjamin came to Joseph and was found, meaning he was revealed to his brothers, Benjamin returned to his home, had marital relations, and begot children. Therefore, God made him the Tzadik below, in the Nukva, and Joseph was righteous above, in Zeir Anpin. This is why Rachel bore two sons and Leah, six sons, and a daughter.
There is no need to question how it is possible that in such a short time, from the moment the tribes returned with Pharaoh’s wagons to their father until their return to Egypt, Benjamin fathered ten sons. The Zohar does not speak of physical events but of the upper worlds, where there is no order of time as in the physical realm. The spiritual times are expressed in changes of forms and levels that are above the constraints of time and place.
Therefore, the first seven years of work were concealed, so Jacob did not know they were for Leah because they were from the Jubilee, Binah, representing the hidden world. The seven years of Shmita, which represent the revealed world, were revealed, and he knew he was working for Rachel and for the Shmita, which is the revealed world, but in fact, he worked for the Jubilee, Leah, which is the hidden world.
He worked for Rachel and served the seven upper Sefirot of Leah; thus, he held in both worlds. He thought it was for the revealed world but drew merit for the hidden world. This teaches us that a person can reach the secret through the revealed.
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