Daily Zohar – Tikunim – #468 – Looking for a savior?
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Tikkun 22 – 6
The Torah is considered to be one name of the Holy One Bless be He. This statement is true because every letter in the Torah represents divine force and spark of an Israelite soul.
When the Torah tells the story of the 10 commandments, it is said in Exodus 20:1
“וַיְדַבֵּר אֱלֹהִים, אֵת כָּל-הַדְּבָרִים הָאֵלֶּה לֵאמֹר ”
“And God (Elokim, the aspect of Judgment) spoke all these words, saying ”
The first commandment says Exodus 20:1
“ אָנֹכִי יְהוָה אֱלֹהֶיךָ, אֲשֶׁר …”
“I am your God (YHVH) who brought you….”
This is to teach us that even though the first commandment presents the name of God, YHVH, that is the aspect of Mercy, the whole 10 commandments are delivered with the name of Judgment, ELOKIM.
The Zohar teaches us that the different names of God have different aspects but have one common root. The Ten Commandments, which are the aspect of the ten Sefirot and the Tree of Life are our connection to the system. The name YHVH is the aspect of mercy and the only one in the ten Commandments. Following the strict rules of the system keep us inside the system and the protection of the Light.
“ וַיֹּאמֶר עוֹד אֱלֹהִים אֶל-מֹשֶׁה, כֹּה-תֹאמַר אֶל-בְּנֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל, יְהוָה אֱלֹהֵי אֲבֹתֵיכֶם אֱלֹהֵי אַבְרָהָם אֱלֹהֵי יִצְחָק וֵאלֹהֵי יַעֲקֹב, שְׁלָחַנִי אֲלֵיכֶם; זֶה-שְּׁמִי לְעֹלָם, וְזֶה זִכְרִי לְדֹר דֹּר ”
“And God (ELOKIM) said moreover unto Moses: ‘You shall say unto the children of Israel: YHVH, the God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, has sent me to you; this is My name for ever, and this is My memorial unto all generations. ”
The message came from the name ELOKIM (Judgment) but the Israelites connected to the name of Mercy, YHVH.
“כֹּל הַנִּקְרָא בִשְׁמִי, וְלִכְבוֹדִי בְּרָאתִיו: יְצַרְתִּיו, אַף-עֲשִׂיתִיו.”
“Every one that is called by My name (YHVH), and whom I have created (world of Creation) for My glory (Torah), I have formed (world of Formation) him, yea, I have made (world of Action) him.”
The whole creation depended upon the protection of the name YHVH that governs all worlds. Isiah brings the promise of YHVH to protect the people that are inside the system.
“אָנֹכִי אָנֹכִי, יְהוָה; וְאֵין מִבַּלְעָדַי, מוֹשִׁיעַ”
“I am, I am YHVH; and beside Me there is no savior.”
The word אָנֹכִי, “I am”, is the first of the Ten Commandments and is repeated here twice followed by YHVH. This is to make the connection to the Ten Commandments and the name YHVH clear.
There is one system, one God, one savior, which is YHVH. If God were to change his mind then he would have introduced a new System and a new Torah. Until then we should adhere to the Zohar that reveals the secret of the Torah to us and connect us to the system of the Tree of Life. It is our savior.