Zohar Acharei Mot
Continued from previous DZ
“וְנָהָר יֹצֵא מֵעֵדֶן, לְהַשְׁקוֹת אֶת-הַגָּן; וּמִשָּׁם, יִפָּרֵד, וְהָיָה, לְאַרְבָּעָה רָאשִׁים”
“Now a river flowed out of Eden to water the garden; and from there it divided and became four rivers.”
The river is Binah with life force that nourishes all the lower levels. The Zohar reveals that the name of this is ‘Life’ and it nourishes the tree, which is Zeir Anpin and it is called Tree of Life, because his roots are in the source, that is ‘Life’. From there the ‘river’ flows to Yessod and to the ‘sea’ that is Malchut.
The Zohar teaches us here that the roots of Life are in the upper three Sefirot. We connect to it through Binah. This can be achieved with prayers/spiritual connections, Shabbat and following the laws of the Torah.
The Torah is the aspect of Zeir Anpin that connects us to Binah and life. When we follow the laws of the Torah we connect to life.
Daily Zohar # 2109 – Acharei Mot – Choose Life