Daily Zohar – Tikunim – # 982 – The sacred 22
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Tikkun 70 – 87
The words that come out from the mouth are constructed from the 22 letters and their roots are in 5 areas of the mouth.
The letter groups from inner to outer part of the mouth:
“אֲבָנִים שְׁלֵמוֹת תִּבְנֶה, אֶת-מִזְבַּח יְהוָה אֱלֹהֶיךָ; וְהַעֲלִיתָ עָלָיו עוֹלֹת, לַיהוָה אֱלֹהֶיךָ. ”
“Thou shall build the altar of YHVH your God of unhewn stones; and thou shall offer burnt-offerings thereon unto YHVH thy God ”
Stones, as the Book of Formation tells us, are the Hebrew letters. Here, the Zohar brings this verse to teach us that our prayers should be pure as the offerings brought to the altar in the Holy Temple.
“וַיִּפְגַּע בַּמָּקוֹם וַיָּלֶן שָׁם, כִּי-בָא הַשֶּׁמֶשׁ, וַיִּקַּח מֵאַבְנֵי הַמָּקוֹם, וַיָּשֶׂם מְרַאֲשֹׁתָיו; וַיִּשְׁכַּב, בַּמָּקוֹם הַהוּא ”
“And he lighted upon the place, and tarried there all night, because the sun was set; and he took one of the stones of the place, and put it under his head, and lay down in that place to sleep.”
God brought Jacob to the original point of the creation of the worlds. The stone under his head was the letter Yod of Creation and he found out the source of the Hebrew letters. It is revealed in the verse with the word ‘וַיִּשְׁכַּב’, meaning lay down. The Zohar reveals to us that when we put a space after the third letter, it reads וַיִּשְׁ כַּב, meaning; there are 22, which is the 22 Hebrew letters.
In the verse that follows, we read about Jacob’s dream about the angles of God going up and down the ladder. The Hebrew letters that Jacob was just connected to helped him with the spiritual connection in the place that later became the Holy Temple.
“וַיְבָרְכֵם בַּיּוֹם הַהוּא, לֵאמוֹר, בְּךָ יְבָרֵךְ יִשְׂרָאֵל לֵאמֹר”
“And he blessed them that day, saying: ‘By you shall Israel bless, saying …”
‘By you’ , in Hebrew בְּךָ, is numerically 22 and is reference to the 22 letters. This verse teaches us that God’s blessing for all Israelites is through the Hebrew letters.
“לְהַנְחִיל אֹהֲבַי יֵשׁ; וְאֹצְרֹתֵיהֶם אֲמַלֵּא ”
“That I may cause those that love me to inherit substance, and that I may fill their treasuries.”
The Substance is ‘יש’ that means ‘in existence’ and the Zohar refers to Jacob’s connection to tell us that the treasures are for those who love the sacred Hebrew letters.
“ בְּךָ, בָּטְחוּ אֲבֹתֵינוּ; בָּטְחוּ, וַתְּפַלְּטֵמוֹ.”
“In Thee did our fathers trust; they trusted, and Thou didst deliver them.”
“In Thee” is בְּךָ and as we saw above it is another reference to 22. This verse tells us that the trust that the Patriarchs put in their prayers with the letters saved them from harm.
“ כִּי עַם קָדוֹשׁ אַתָּה, לַיהוָה אֱלֹהֶיךָ: בְּךָ בָּחַר יְהוָה אֱלֹהֶיךָ, לִהְיוֹת לוֹ לְעַם סְגֻלָּה, מִכֹּל הָעַמִּים, אֲשֶׁר עַל-פְּנֵי הָאֲדָמָה ”
“For thou art a holy people unto YHVH thy God: YHVH thy God hath chosen thee to be His own treasure, out of all peoples that are upon the face of the earth”
God chose the Israelites from all the nations of the worlds by giving them the sacred letters, Torah and with that, made the Israelites a Holy nation.
Song of Songs 1:4
“ מָשְׁכֵנִי, אַחֲרֶיךָ נָּרוּצָה; הֱבִיאַנִי הַמֶּלֶךְ חֲדָרָיו, נָגִילָה וְנִשְׂמְחָה בָּךְ”
“Draw me, we will run after thee; the king hath brought me into his chambers; we will be glad and rejoice in thee”
‘In thee’ , בָּךְ, is numerically 22. The inner chambers are the secrets of the spiritual system that can be revealed only with the connection and knowledge of the Hebrew letters.
“בָּרוּךְ כְּבוֹד-יְהוָה, מִמְּקוֹמוֹ.”
“’Blessed be the glory of YHVH from His place’;”
The initials of the first two words give us the כב , 22. The verse is from the vision of Ezekiel and the Zohar teaches us that through the Hebrew letters we draw the light of YHVH.
This teaching of the Zohar in relation to the PFR study of the mouth is very important. In Daily Zohar #981 we learned the importance of studying the sacred text to purify our souls.
Here the Zohar puts additional weight to the importance of every word that comes out of our mouth. It is the way to draw blessings.
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