Filed under: Garden of Eden, Holiness, kaballah, learning, midnight, seclusion, spirits
Rabbi Nachman explains that the Torah that the “Avot” (patriarchs) Shem and Ever and others learned before the Torah was given at Sinai was in the aspect of “ Safer Zicharon” (Book of remembrance) which is called “heart above”. This is also what we refer to when we talk about the souls of the sadeekem (righteous) talking with God prior to creation. These ideas originated by the sadeekem prior to creation are the souls we are speaking of here.1 The Ar’i teaches that its best to learn torah at midnight and pray morning prayer without any interruption in between.2 If one rises to learn Torah at midnight this rises up the parzuf (Divine face) of Rachel much so that at “Shacrit” (morning prayer) the Shechinah (Divine Presence) rises in Her strength to unite face to face. Then the “tikun” Fixing of “Tefila” (prayer) shall be as is proper.3 At midnight Z’a (the emotional soul) can enter Gan aden (garden of Eden), the delight of God. Techalet is hod, seeing the depth of the matter which is hod. Which is the splendor of God. It is from here that king David Seizes. It is also from hod that we arouse (zivug) unification at midnight. from this God wanders in 18,000 worlds4, Rabbi Berg says midnight lasts two hours, till the end of the second watch. It states in the Zohar” The Torah must be learned by day and night”. The night must be added to the day in order that the Holy name may be with him in harmony and perfectly. Night is commonly taken to include the evening hours before midnight, but the real night only begins at midnight. In the beginning of the night evil spirits roam the world, but as the north wind blows at midnight they all enter a cavern in the ocean.5 A north wind blows at midnight upon David Hamelech’s harp. This wind is the “ruach hovering over the face of the waters”. This is צפון רוח (hidden spirit). This is the “spirit of life” in a man’s heart. It is the source of each persons individuality. It is the thoughts that are hidden in his heart. All of his body is directed by this ruach of the heart. This ruach (spirit) would cry out to David over Yisraels needs awaking him.6 The north wind of midnight is the left pillar. Chuchmah (wisdom) without Chassidim (God’s power of giving), which is the first 3 sefirot of the ruach. The south (wind), right pillar is chassadim. Judgments of the left are mitigated by Chassadim of the right. The Ruach of the heart goes out of the left chamber. This is the Ruach that played David’s harp. This is the Ruach from Bina of the North. The harp of David sweetens the judgment of Malchut. The North wind is 5 sweetened givurot on imma. These sweeten the givurot (forces of restriction) of Malchut (Manifest Kingship of God-Divine Presence). The 5 corners of the lungs are also 5 givurot Imma and 5 string’s of the harp.7 The North wind is Chuchmah of the left piller. In it is a evil spirit from the shattering of the “sitra achra” (other side), by it many evil spirit’s power is shattered and can no longer rule go off to a certain place. Then God can commune with the sadeekem in Gan aden (Eden) without any interference.8 David woke at midnight and praised the God until the name ascended upon it’s thrown at the hour when the light of the day appeared. If you work to establish the Holy name all the blessings of heaven will abide with you.9 Rabbi Nachman teaches that by “tikun chatzot” (midnight meditation) there is sorted out and clarified the thoughts of one’s heart.10
Filed under: Love, Moshe Chyim Lazzato, righteousness, seclusion, Shechina-Divine Presence, The Guide
updated April 9th 2016
One can not stand idle, but must all ways be striving for greater Holiness, a better connection. This involves placing one self in places where it is most suitable to accomplish this goal. Extreme results require extreme measures. So Give all you have for the development of your soul and the betterment of mankind and the whole world. To these things you must dedicated.
Know it taught is Zohar Tikunim :
“Halachah” like the majority is the Shechinah..