Daily Zohar – Tikunim – # 680 – Pishon, Gihon, Tigris and Euphrates
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Tikkun 55 – 4
Continued from previous Daily Zohar.
The river that came from Eden parted into four rivers. Each one reveals two sides of right and left, good and bad.
The first river פִּישׁוֹן, Pishon, with the first letter פ , as in ‘mouth’, is the aspect of the oral Torah. The good aspect is a clear connection to the Torah and to the spiritual system. The negative side is שְׁפִיפוֹן, which is the aspect of the Snake that controls the people that are disconnected from the Torah.
The second river גיחון Gihon, with first letter ג, גומל, is rewarding Chessed from the aspect of the right. The Chessed aspect comes also from the Lion, which is one of the Holy living creatures and represents the right side of the holy throne. From the left, this river brings the aspect of the Snake that was punished by God “On your belly you shall go”. The term ‘on the belly’ is גחון and it shares the same letters as the river’s name, גיחון without the Yod י.
The name of the next river, חִדֶּקֶל, Tigris, breaks into two words. חַ”ד, meaning ‘sharp’ that explains how the teeth grind the Torah study and reveal light. The negative aspect is קַ”ל, ‘light’ and implies to light lips that speak gossip and evil tong.
The last river פְּרָת, Euphrates, includes all of the previous rivers. Its name means ‘fruitfulness’ that brings continuation of life.