Filed under: Fortune-Mazel, God in hiding, justice, providence, Recognizing Providence
“Your judgments are far above and out of sight” (Psalms 5:10). This is one of the things we can see in our parsha. Similarly its written “your footsteps are not known” (Psalms 20:77). The ways of The God are most mysterious, Blessed is His name. We see Yosef inflicted by things that seem as tragedy. Yet we see it is these events which lead up to Yosef being put in charge of all Egypt. As Rabbi Akiva said my falling is my rising. One may start in a high place feeling they have all there is in the world. Yosef was most loved by Yaakov, he had the coat of many colors and dream visions. Then he found himself cast into the pit, sold into slavery and put in prison. Then he went on to become the savior of the Hebrew people in Egypt and from his descendants will eventually come Mashiach ben Yosef. May he come soon and not be killed. From this parsha we can see that certainly The God is the just judge. We see the justice of The God’s judgment to some degree from the life of Yosef in our parsha. The parsha starts out saying “Yosef brought an evil report to Yakov concerning his brothers”. Then Yosef finds himself getting into trouble when Yaakov sends him to bring a report concerning how his brothers are doing when tending the flocks. Likewise we see justice acting on Yaakov when his sons tell him about Yosef’s tragedy and show him Yosef’s garment. It was with a garment that Yaacov deceived His father Yitzchak to get his blessings. We should recognize The God’s justice in all that happens and accept all that happens to us properly. Even when something that appears as bad happens to us we must not allow it to make us depressed. As the wisdom of The God in fulfilling his goal of bringing our righteous Mashiach is “far above and out of sight”. The wisdom of the Holy One is certainly beyond our grasp, so are His ways to reach the desired goal. The main knowledge is knowledge of the work of The God (Divine providence). The main thing is revelation of The God within the worlds that He creates, or there is “hester panim” (concielment from his Divine provodence). During exile all אות (wonders) are hidden so the “other side” does not raise up complaints against Yisrael. The God hides his face so that the wicked will not be destroyed, and the world can exist. The unity of The God is hidden from the wicked becouse of their garments of “tuma”. (spiritual impurities)1 Rabbi Nachman of Breslov teaches that patience is associated with Keter. The source of the will of The God and delight. With a good eye one can see that all that happens as good, and with patience the ultimate good will come to be fulfilled. Know, The 70 nations , God forbid, nullify the nanhagot (divine providence) of Yisrael measure for measure (through Yisrael’s errors and lackings). Flow of הכל אדו”ן upon the creations is according to the arrangement of the stars and mazolot (constellations). Yisrael is above this level of Divine supervision by their Unity with The God throught the will of The God in the Torah.2
The mysterious ways of The God governing His worlds again are shown by the leverite marriage of Tamar to Yehuda. As Yehuda at first did not even know what really occurred. Tamar is the aspect of a rose among thorns , the Shechinah trapped in the “Klipot”. Yuhuda took Tamar out from the klipot to a holy place. For the same reason “aretz Cannan” was first settled by the “Canani”. If Yisrael merits they can raise the Shechina from the klipot by “Misim tovin”. Then there will go out the “canani” from the land, and we inherit it. In this way it happens. 3From Tamar and Yuhuda’s descendants comes David haMelech and will come Mashiach and may that be in mercy quickly in our days.
Filed under: Astrology, Equanox, Fortune-Mazel, hachalot-Divine palace, Mazel, Zeir Anpin
Lights of the brain of chuchmah (Divine Wisdom) are called equinox (during each seasonal equinox a different aspect of Wisdom-creative inspiration enters the world). The four seasonal equinox are four aspects of chuchmah (Divine Wisdom), Chesed (giving), givurah (severity restriction) netzauch (endurance) and hod (ability to focus on subtleties) 1. Certain aspects of time are established by the planets , stars and constellations. They are conduits of the God’s guiding energies. There influence is described in astrology. The stars and planets physical bodies dress the sefirot (Divine powers) of Atzilut (world of Emination of energy). Yesod (gate way of energy) is the most hidden part of the body. Because of this its work is hidden, and called rekia (firmament). In it are the stars and constellations. The Chassadim (forces of Divine giving) of the 5 fingers of the hand can touch in the Yesod arousing with in it (our fingers can channel Divine energy, effecting astrologic influence).2 “Rekia” (firmament) are like “iggulim” (circular energy flow in nature), within them is “oar Yoshir” (supernatural influence changing nature).3 The planets are the first three sefirot of z’a (Source of the Emotional soul) while the constellations are the six corners (shape emotional composure of humans).4 The 12 Mazolot (constellations) go out of the six corners. From Chesed to Malchut (actualized will of God in the earth), and from Malchut up to Chesed. Teferet (Harmony balance) and Malchut are concieled. These 6 corners are included in Teferet called “ ו“ (of the Divine name ( יהו”ה. These are the 6 “Hachel” (palace) in “hachel Ratzon” (palace of will) which are the secret of Teferet (Balance, One draws this influence from here to the stars and planets) . Z’a of Atzilut decends on “hachel Ratzon”, but Z’a can’t decend until there is additional Ruach (drawn there) from Abba and Imma (Sources of emanation of Divine Wisdom and understanding). The 6 “Hachel” in “hachel Ratzon” are a “reshimu” (tracing of energy) of the “mazolot” (constellations). “Hachel” (Palace) is Yesod (gateway of energy) called “mazala” (Divine influence-providence). Mazel ” (Divine influence-providence) is Yesod (gateway of energy). Chesed Givurah Teferet and Netzauch Hod and Yesod descends in the Yesod from above to below. The 7 planets are the 7 sefirot themselves.5 Through the 7 planets of Asiyah (this physical world) all change comes to the world.6
The 7 planets are “aor Chozir” (returning light) Chesed to Malchut from Bina (Divine Understanding). They are included and traced in the Yesod. The 12 “mazolot” receive from the sun. By this they receive lights of the 13 “dikna” (conduits) of Arich (Source of Divine will and Delight). All are included in “mazel” ונק (one of the Divine names of Mercy).7 Each hour is ruled by one of the 12 “mazolot”. This is called “mazel” of the hour.The hours are in Malchut. The 12 hours are the 12 leters of the “meloy” (filling) of אדנ”י (This name is a vessel for the Energies). The “mazolot” (Constellations) which are in Yesod rule over them. “Mazel” (Divine influence-providence) guards the Yesod. All “Navua” goes in according to the “mazel” and hour. The accounting of hours in Malchut is called “din”. While hours in Yesod are called “rachamim” )Mercy). There are letters in the Rekia of heaven, in the Yesod of the “rekia” of Teferet. (These create “mazel”, by Meditation in the correct manner)9
1sulam on zoharTikunim p.372