Daily Zohar – Tikunim – # 750 – Commandment #2 – the tikkun process
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Tikkun 66 – 8
“לֹא-תַעֲשֶׂה לְךָ פֶסֶל, וְכָל-תְּמוּנָה, אֲשֶׁר בַּשָּׁמַיִם מִמַּעַל, וַאֲשֶׁר בָּאָרֶץ מִתָּחַת–וַאֲשֶׁר בַּמַּיִם, מִתַּחַת לָאָרֶץ”
“Thou shalt not make unto thee a graven image, nor any manner of likeness, of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth”
This commandment must be very important if it is placed as the second one. It is also very detailed like the commandment of keeping Shabbat.
On the surface it doesn’t make much sense but the Zohar helps us understand it. Here we get a deep understanding on how to protect ourselves from the ‘bad’ side of the Tree of Knowledge.
Exodus 20:4, 5
“לֹא-תִשְׁתַּחֲוֶה לָהֶם, וְלֹא תָעָבְדֵם: כִּי אָנֹכִי יְהוָה אֱלֹהֶיךָ, אֵל קַנָּא–פֹּקֵד עֲוֹן אָבֹת עַל-בָּנִים עַל-שִׁלֵּשִׁים וְעַל-רִבֵּעִים, לְשֹׂנְאָי.
וְעֹשֶׂה חֶסֶד, לַאֲלָפִים–לְאֹהֲבַי, וּלְשֹׁמְרֵי מִצְוֹתָי.”
“thou shalt not bow down unto them, nor serve them; for I the LORD thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate Me;
and showing mercy unto the thousandth generation of them that love Me and keep My commandments.”
God’s power can not be represented by anything other than God. Leaving the YHVH system and giving power to the other side will set the Tikkun process “visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate Me’