The Zohar reveals that when a person strengthens himself with connection to the Torah that is Zeir Anpin, he connects to the Tree of Life.
“עֵץ-חַיִּים הִיא, לַמַּחֲזִיקִים בָּהּ; וְתֹמְכֶיהָ מְאֻשָּׁר”
“She is (the Torah) a tree of life to those who lay hold of her; those who support her are called blessed.”
There are many levels in the Tree of Life. There are leaves, branches, bark, husk, trunk and roots. All of these are parts of the Tree. Those who study the Torah correct themselves and draw strength from the Tree of Life.
All the Israelites with faith in the Torah hang on the Tree of Life. Some in the body of the tree, some in the branches, leaves, roots and other parts of the Tree. Those who dwell in the deep Torah study, hold to the body of the Tree and that is like they are part of the whole Tree.
In the previous study (DZ 1692) we learned that the negative side gets stronger before the end. The Zohar continues here to teach us the ways to immune ourselves and connect to the Tree of Life that doesn’t have ‘End’.
The whole purpose of Torah study is to support our connection to the Tree of Life, draw strength from it, work on our correction process and prepare our souls for ‘The End’. The End is the fight against the negative side. It must be done through the process of revealing light. We can not fight the angel of death by killing all that we think is negative. These actions increase the power of the angel of death. Only when we strengthen our soul with greater light we can push away the darkness of the other side, Satan and death.
With every study we reveal another type of light and connect to a different part of the Tree of Life. The verses that we study through the Zohar connect our souls to leaves, branchs, roots and other parts of the Tree. Spiritual light doesn’t come just from the Ana B’Koach and the 72 names. Continuous study of every part of the Torah and Zohar gives us the wide range of Lights that supports all levels of our corrections and increase the light radiating from our souls. It gives us the ability to remove darkness from our lives and from the world.
This process prepares us for the end of ‘The End’ when death is swallowed forever and those who are holding strong to the Tree of Life will merit resurrection and Immortality.
“בִּלַּע הַמָּוֶת לָנֶצַח, וּמָחָה אֲדֹנָי יְהוִה דִּמְעָה מֵעַל כָּל-פָּנִים; וְחֶרְפַּת עַמּוֹ, יָסִיר מֵעַל כָּל-הָאָרֶץ–כִּי יְהוָה, דִּבֵּר”.
“He will swallow up death forever; and YHVH GOD will wipe away tears from all faces, and the reproach of his people he will take away from all the earth, for YHVH has spoken.”
Proverbs 3:18 “She is (the Torah) a tree of life to those who lay hold of her; those who support her are called blessed.”
‘Those who support her’ are those who go beyond the study and help in spreading its Light. They will have greater merit in the world to come. The secret in וְתֹמְכֶיהָ מְאֻשָּׁר, equal תומך מראש יה. It means that the support comes from the upper levels of Chokmah, Binah and Da’at.
Study the Torah through the Zohar, share your studies and give tithe to remove the aspect of death from your life.