Zohar III, 61b-62a


Fischel Lachower and Isaiah Tishby, eds. The Wisdom of the Zohar: An Anthology of Texts , 3 Volumes (Littman Library of Jewish Civilization). (Oxford: Oxford Univ. Press, 1989), pp. 365f

He Qi: Song of Solomon
He Qi: Song of Solomon

Come and see, It is written, And a river goes out from Eden to water the garden [Gen2:10]. This river spreads out toward its sides when Eden has intercourse with it in perfect union, through the path that is not known either above or below, as it is said, the path that no bird of prey knows [Job 28:7], and they remain contented, for they do not separate one from the other. Then fountains and streams go forth and crown the holy soul with all the crowns, and then it is written, the crown with which his mother crowned him [SoS 3:11]. At that moment the son comes into the inheritance of his father and mother, and he enjoys the delight and luxuriates [in it].

And it is taught: When the supernal King sits among the royal luxuries, [crowned] with his crowns, then it is written While the king sits at his table, my spikenard sends forth its fragrance [SoS 1:12]. This is Yesod, which produces blessings so that the Holy King may have intercourse with the consort. Then blessings are given through out all the worlds, and the upper and the lower realms are blessed.


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