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Updated July 8th 2016 PARSHA Pekudy
This portion of the Torah, Pekudy is all about accounting. It is in this case the accounting of the assembly of the parts of the Mishcon (tabernacle). Which is representative of the order of the supernal things. The levels of the unfolding of the Divine. Our Sages said “Betzalel knew how to combine the letters with which the heaven and earth were created” (B’rochos 55a). In the accounts of the Mishcon are great secrets concerning the Divine names. Things that are not spoken.
A thing cannot be settled in its place till its name has been called, and it is set there. Hashem decided to list the aspects of the Torah and parts of the “Mishcon” as they together are one and cannot be separated.1 The “mishcon” was consecrated as a body which contains a “ruach”.2 All measurements of the “miscon” are those of kav midah (spiritual powers distribution device).3 Kav midah spreads to malchut (Divine presence-physical). It gives power to spread out in all her forces.4 Botzina Kardinita (lamp of Divine will) gives mida (measure) to all midot (measurements), this is the idea of Kav midah which measures out all midot. The light dressing in all the sefirot. Which is their Nashama. It’s existence is concealed being Nashama of Bina, that is Nashama of Chuchmah that is Nashama of Keter. All the days of a man refers to kav midah spreading out within measuring midot. This is the secret of supernal life force spreading out from Keter to Chuchmah. Its midah being measured. Such is man. supernal life force spreading out from kav midah.5 All measurements are of the mida (attribute) of Malchut.6 The Supernal forces above are together in a unity of 12 parts these correspond to :
Gold, Silver, Brass, “Techalet”, “Argaman”, Scarlet, Fine Linnen, Goats Hair, Rams Skins dyed Red, “Tachash”, “Shittim Wood”, Oil for Light, “ketoret”, and spices of the annointing oil. These 12 forces are all under the 4 “chayot” (angels). All these move towards the כסא (thrown) to lift her on high so that she may join her spouse. So that together they may be in glory. The most high sits on the כסא in perfect union with His Spouse. So there is joy in the world. The elements are listed according to their values here below. But in the “Markava” above it is the opposite. There silver is before Gold, but here the left comes before the right.7 The inner most alter was for Incense, it is the “small still voice.8 The ten curtains are the sefirot of malchut.9 The 50 gold and brass clasps appeared as the color “argaman”.10 (red-purple).The boards are chuchmah they are the angels “Seraphim” of the world of Bria.11 The Caruvim are Nezauch and Hod their wings on the parochet is Yesod.12 The Caruvim are Teferet and Malchut. The parochet (curtain) separate between the kodesh, these are 7 sefirot, they are the Chyot and the Kadosh Kadoshim. These are the first 3 sefirot. These are the Chyot of Atzilut. Sarafim are between the אולם and alter, Chayot are from the alter to outside the Azarah.13 The mishcon’s sockets are “Nogah” (sparks) from the chest of teferet (harmony) of nogah. The floor of the “mishcon” refers to aspects that are underneath it being forces of strong judgment. The “Mishkan” is the lower “Shechinah” (Divine Presence) including within it all the rectifications of the body. The side of the Mishkan is the angel מטטרו“ן. The maidservant of the mistress, (Page 13B) about her it says, “bone from my bones” (Gen. 2:23). “The essence of heaven is purity” (Exo. 24:10). The ארון Ark is the heart. (Zohar Tikunim)
There is no soul that cannot understand both the simple and the Kabalistic meaning.14
1. 1Zohar Bamidbar 117b
1. 2Zohar Trumah p.140b
1. 3Sulam on Zohar Pekudy p.233a
1. 4Aor Yakar Barashit p.127
1. 5Aor Yakar Barashit p.119,230
1. 6Shoshon Sodot
1. 7Zohar Vayachal p.197b
1. 8Zohar Vayikra p.30b
1. 9sulam on zohar hakdamah p.107
1. 10Zohar Vayikra p.225
1. 11sulam on zohar Trumah79,Pekudey p.233b
1. 12Oar Yakar p.23 Barashit
1. 13Oar Yakar Vol 2 p.173,lecha p.150
1. 14aor nearev p.30 Moshe Cordevero, Zohar Nasso p.125a
To help aid the novice, the beginner in reading this I have included here some of the terms and concepts found in these teachings. The terms revolve around 5 concepts. The Names of God. The levels of the soul. The order and way of unfolding of the Divine Light. This is what is called knowledge of the “parzufim” (Divine faces). One could call this spiritual anatomy. The Worlds. Knowledge of the 10 Sefirot, these are the emanations of Divine energies which are the building blocks of all that was, is and will be.
Upon each of these subjects I have written a book. Yet the real understanding of the levels of the Soul, spiritual anatomy, the sefirot, worlds and the Divine Names is dependant on their context in the big picture. By this all is put into perspective. For this purpose I have written :
“The Owner’s Manual to the Soul”
Which is as “unified field theory” of Spiritualty. As it is important for one to see the “forest” before investigating the individual “trees”.
Levels of the Soul- In the Bible in its original language “Hebrew” the Soul is called by 5 names.
The Nefesh (animal soul), is the lowest level of them all. It is common in all living things.
The Ruach is the Emotional soul- called “spirit”
The Neshamah ( Divine intellectual Soul) it is the LIGHT OF DIVINE UNDERSTANDING.
The Chayah is the soul of creativity
The Yachidah is the highest level, at this level all souls are unified. It shall be this level the Messiah shall attain.
Ein Sof – which means “the infinite.” It is the highest level the The limitless Light of God.
The 10 Sefirot-Powers of Divine emanation
Keter – · The first and highest of the ten sefirot. Keter means “crown” and is the link between the finite world we inhabit and the infinite world of Ein Sof. In the stages of creation, Keter is the stage in which material reality begins to come into existence. Keter is associated with God’s head and appears at the top of the Tree of Life.
Chochmah – · The second of the ten sefirot. Chochmah means “wisdom.” In the stages of creation, Chochmah represents the beginning of thought. It involves creative inspiration.
Binah – · Binah means “understanding” it is powers of reasoning, intellect..
Chesed – · Chesed, the fourth sefirah, represents love, giving, or mercy. In the stages of creation, Chesed heralds the beginning of emotional energy. Chesed is also identified with the Biblical character Abraham, the patriarch.
Gevurah – · Gevurah is sometimes also called “Din”, and means “judgment.” It is the power of discipline and restriction. It is often associated with Isaac, Abraham’s son.
Tiferet – · The sixth sefirah, Tiferet represents beauty and balance. It is the mediator of Gevurah and Chesed, Tiferet balances mercy and judgment. Tiferet is often linked to the biblical character Jacob, who fathered the twelve tribes of Israel.
Netzach – · The seventh sefirah, Netzach stands for limitless energy, great quantity, endurance, and victory. Netzach is often associated with the biblical character Moses.
Hod – · The eighth sefirah, Hod represents contained energy that which is clearly defined. It is very specific flow. It is the quality of the Divine abundance while Netzach as said before is quantity of flow. Hod isoften associated with Aaron, the first high priest in the Bible.
Yesod – · The ninth sefirah, and serves as the mediator of Netzach and Hod. The biblical character associated with Yesod is Joseph, Jacob’s son. The influence of astrology happens at this level.
Malchut – means “kingdom” and is the tenth and final sefirah. It is also called the Shekhinah which is associated with God’s presence as it is reveal.
Shekhinah is the Divine presence
Each of the major Parzufim contains all 10 Sefirot, specific Sefirot are identified with particular Parzufim. From each of these parzufim is emanated the different levels of the soul.
Adam Kadmon – The first world, contains all overall Providence.
Attika Kaddisha and Arich Anpin (The Holy Ancient One and the Long Face) are identified with the Sefirah Keter. From here is emanated the level of soul called “Yachidah”.
Abba (the Supernal Father ) corresponding to Chochmah. From here is emanated the level of soul called “Chayah”.
Imma (the Supernal Mother) corresponding to Binah, From here is emanated the level of soul called “Nashama”.
Ze’ir Anpin (The Short-faced One) corresponding to the Sefirot from Chesed to Yesod
From here is emanated the level of soul called “Ruach”
Nukvah (the Female) (corresponding to Malchut).From here is emanated the level of soul called “Nefesh”.
There are also six secondary Parzufim:
Jacob and Israel, which are aspects of Ze’ir Anpin
Rachel and Leah, which are aspects of Nukvah,
Israel Sava and Tevunah, are parzufim made from the lower sefirot of Abba and Imma.
Ein Sof – which means “the infinite.” It is the highest level the The limitless Light of God.
Atzlut Atzilut is the ”World of Emanation” or Nearness to God. Atzilut is the world of Godly awareness.It is the realm of people who have so refined themselves to a very high level. The Level of soul called “Chyah” resides here.
Beriah Beriah is the world of creation. It is the world of the level of soul called “Nashamah”
Yetzira, or formation. Yetzira is the world of spiritual entities, angels. Here resides the level of soul called “Ruach”
Asiyah is the physical world. This is the world “where the action is” – where perfection and rectification takes place. The creatures of the world of Asiyah are divided into the mineral, vegetable, animal and human categories. The is the world of the animal soul called Nefesh.
There infinite names here are a few of the main ones :
אהי”ה – Ahyh – Sefirah Keter divine will
י”ה– Yh- Sefirah Chuchmah wisdom creativity
יהו”ה – Yhvh -Sefirah Binah and Teferet Divine Understanding and balance (this name is contains all)
א”ל– Al -Sefirah Chesed Kindness
אלהי”ם -Alhym – Sefirah Givurah severity restriction
שד”י – Sdy – Sefirah Yesod Gateway of all the energy
אדנ”י– Adny Sefirah Malchut, This name manifests the Divine presence