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Chariots Ascending
The Zohar meditates on the creatures of the Supernal Chariot.
"Joseph harnessed his chariot and went up to meet his father Israel in Goshen."

In Hebrew, the word for "chariot" is "Merkava", meaning "vehicle". The Zohar hints at the various forms of supernal entities - "creatures" - which are to be "harnessed" to power one to reach and maintain higher and higher states of consciousness to "ascends" spiritual levels.
Sometimes conflict is actually preparing for greater things
Judah and Joseph were both kings: Judah was the king of the tribes, the progenitor of King David's dynasty, representing the sefira of malchut.

Joseph was second only to the King of Egypt, the conduit through which the abundance would flow to Judah and the Nation of Israel; he represents the sefira of yesod. The union of yesod with malchut was the next step in the redemption of mankind.
Four Types of Men
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Four Types of Men
Based on Zohar Breishit 208A
Four types of men exist in the world: some righteous and some wicked, some foolish and some wise and of these, some are rich and some poor. All of these types exist in order to bring merit and benefit to each other.

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