Table of contents
Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai (Rashbi)/Zohar for All
Hochma [wisdom], on which the World Stands
Vol. 1
Introduction of The Book of Zohar
The Rose
The Rose (Mirrors of the Sulam [Ladder)
The Flower Buds
Who Created These
Who Created These of Elijah
Mother Lends Her Clothes to Her Daughter
The Letters of Rav Hamnuna Saba
Hochma [wisdom], on which the World Stands
Lock and Key
BeHibaraam [When They Were Created] – BeAvraham [In Abraham]
The Vision of Rabbi Hiya
You Are Partners with Me
The Donkey Driver
Two Points
On the Night of the Bride
Heaven and Earth
Among All the Sages of the Nations of the World, There Are None Like You
Who Is This
Rejoicing in Holidays and Not Giving to the Poor
Torah and Prayer
Rabbi Shimon’s Exit from the Cave
The Commandments of the Torah, the First Commandment
The Second Commandment
The Third Commandment
The Fourth Commandment
The Fifth Commandment
The Sixth Commandment
The Seventh Commandment
The Eighth Commandment
The Ninth Commandment
The Tenth Commandment
The Eleventh Commandment
The Twelfth Commandment
The Thirteenth Commandment
The Fourteenth Commandment
General Explanation for All Fourteen Commandments and How They Divide into the Seven Days of Creation
Explanation of the Division of the Fourteen Commandments into Ten Utterances
Vol. 2
Beresheet - 1
Beresheet - 2
Lech Lecha
Vol. 3
Chayei Sarah
Vol. 4
Vol. 5
Safra DeTzniuta
Ki Tisa
Vol. 6
Acharei Mot
Vol. 7
Shlah Lecha
Vol. 8
Ki Tetze
Vol. 9
New Zohar, Bereshit
New Zohar, Noah
New Zohar, Lech Lecha
New Zohar, VaYera
New Zohar, Toldot
New Zohar, VaYetze
New Zohar, VaYeshev
New Zohar, BeShalach
New Zohar, Yitro
New Zohar, Truma
New Zohar, Tzav
Vol. 10
New Zohar, Ki Tisa
New Zohar, Acharei
New Zohar, Behar
New Zohar, Naso
New Zohar, Chukat
New Zohar, Balak
New Zohar, Matot
New Zohar, Va'Etchanan
New Zohar, Ki Tetze
New Zohar, Ki Tavo
New Zohar, Shir Hashirim
New Zohar, Midrash Ruth
New Zohar, Eicha
Vol. 11
Rosh Hashana
Yom Kipurim
Vol. 12
אדם הראשון
אהבת חברים
גברים ונשים
גלות וגאולה
השגה רוחנית
טוב ורע
ימות המשיח
יציאת מצרים
יצר הרע ויצר הטוב
ישראל והעמים
מדרגה רוחנית
מחשבת הבריאה
מטרת החיים
ספר הזוהר
עליות וירידות בדרך
עניים ועשירים
ערב רב
צדיקים ורשעים
קו אמצעי
רבי שמעון בר יוחאי (רשב"י)
תורה - לימוד בלילה
תיקון וגמר התיקון
תפיסת המציאות
Vol. 13
Tikkuney Zohar

Hochma [wisdom], on which the World Stands

40) Beresheet [In the beginning] is in Hochma, on which the world, ZA, stands, to enter the high, hidden secrets in the light of Bina. Here, the six great, upper edges are engraved, VAK de Bina, from whom everything comes, and from whom six origins and streams, VAK de ZA, were made, to bring them into the great sea, Malchut. That is, Barah [created] Sheet [Aramaic: 6] is implied in the letters of Beresheet, since six edges were created from here. And who created them? The one who is not mentioned; that hidden one who is not known, AA.

Explanation: There are two Hochmot [plural of Hochma] in Atzilut: 1) The first Hochma, Hochma de AA, is called Hochma Stimaa. 2) The Hochma of the thirty-two paths. This is Bina that rises to the Rosh de [of] AA, where she becomes Hochma to bestow upon ZA.

It was said, “Beresheet is in Hochma.” It is so because Resheet [beginning/primer/prime] is the name of Hochma, but not the first Hochma, that of AA, but Hochma on which the world stands, the Hochma of the thirty-two paths that the world, ZON, stands on, from whom it receives, and in whom it exists. But ZA cannot receive anything from Hochma de AA himself and the world was not created by her. Hence, Beresheet Barah [In the beginning [God] created] refers to the Hochma of the thirty-two paths, which is Bina that returns to being Hochma through her ascent to Rosh AA.

When the ZON, the world, receive from the Hochma of thirty two paths, they rise to upper AVI, and AVI are called “the high, hidden secrets.” This is why it was said, “Hochma, on which the world, ZA, stands, to enter the high and hidden secrets.” “Stands” means obtainment of Mochin. ZON exist through the Mochin that he receives from the Hochma, and through her they rise to the high and hidden secrets, which are AVI, clothing them, meaning becoming like them, since the lower one that rises to the upper one becomes like him.

It was said, “Here, the six great, upper edges are engraved, VAK of the upper Bina ... That is, Barah [created] Sheet [Aramaic: 6],” since Beresheet has the letters of Barah Sheet. And the “Six edges” are VAK. The great, upper six edges were engraved in this Hochma, from whom all are emanated and emerge, as it is written, “You have made them all in wisdom [Hochma].” It is so because this Hochma is Bina that came out of the Rosh de AA because Aba took Ima out because of the sons, and Aba himself is set up as a kind of male and female. Hochma de AA and Aba de Atzilut set themselves up as a kind of male and female through the Malchut that rose to them in the place of Bina, hence Bina herself departed from Rosh de AA and from Aba, and became Guf de AA, without a Rosh, since while she stands in Guf de AA, she could not receive from GAR de AA and became VAK, devoid of GAR.

Thus, the Bina was carved and became six edges without a Rosh. Here, the six great, upper edges from which everything comes out were engraved, since VAK without GAR were carved in Hochma of the thirty-two paths, who is Bina, due to her exit from Rosh de AA. Afterwards, through MAN from the lower ones, she returns to Rosh de AA and receives GAR de Hochma from AA, and she gives to ZON, who give the abundance to all the worlds. Thus, all the worlds come out of those six edges that were carved in Bina. And the reason why he calls them “the great, upper VAK,” is that they are Bina, like the letters of Bina, which are called “great letters.”

“From them, six origins and streams were made, to bring them into the great sea, Malchut.” This is so because the carving of six edges while the Bina is outside Rosh de AA is called “six origins,” as they are only the origins of Mochin de ZA. Afterwards, upon her return to Rosh de AA, they become Mochin de GAR, which are called “streams for ZA.” Then they become six streams, as it is written, “He will drink from the brook by the wayside; therefore He will lift up His head,” and then ZA imparts them upon the great sea, his Nukva.

It was said that six origins were made of the VAK, the six great, upper edges of Bina. These are VAK de ZA de Katnut. And the streams are the Mochin de ZA. To bring them means to impart into the great sea, to Nukva. And the reason why VAK de Katnut de Bina are called “origins of Mochin” is that Bina went out to be VAK de Katnut only to become a source for imparting Mochin upon ZON. Had Bina not gone out, they would be unfit for any Mochin.

It was said Barah Sheet [created six]. “Created” points to VAK without a Rosh, since the word “created” means blocking. Thus, two issues are implied here in the word Beresheet: 1) Hochma, for Resheet [first, beginning] indicates Hochma. 2) Barah Sheet, to show that six edges without a Rosh were created out of Hochma, and these are the origins of Mochin for ZON. They are called “world,” and they are the seven days of creation.

And who created them? The one who is not mentioned, that hidden one who is not known, AA. Since the word Barah is in Beresheet itself, who is it who created it? He says about it that it is that hidden one who is not known, Hochma Stimaa de AA, since he took Bina out of his Rosh and made her VAK, creating these six great upper edges, implied in Beresheet.