Daily Zohar – Tikunim – # 1030 – Spiritual strength
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Tikkun 5 – 4
“לֹא-תָלִין נִבְלָתוֹ עַל-הָעֵץ, כִּי-קָבוֹר תִּקְבְּרֶנּוּ בַּיּוֹם הַהוּא–כִּי-קִלְלַת אֱלֹהִים, תָּלוּי; וְלֹא תְטַמֵּא, אֶת-אַדְמָתְךָ, אֲשֶׁר יְהוָה אֱלֹהֶיךָ, נֹתֵן לְךָ נַחֲלָה”
“his corpse shall not remain all night upon the tree, but thou shall surely bury him the same day; for he that is hanged is a reproach unto God; that thou defile not thy land which YHVH thy God giveth thee for an inheritance.”
The Zohar reveals another teaching of this verse. The ‘Tree’ is the aspect of a spiritual student and ‘his corpse’ is a woman that he married but is not suitable for him. If she is not spiritual, then she can be ‘hanged’ on the Tree because she drags him down to spiritual death.
If he is strong in his spiritual work then he ‘buries’ the negative aspect of her and connects her to the Tree. If she is stronger than him, then she chokes him to spiritual death like a snake around his neck.
A spiritual man should have a matching spiritual wife. If this is not the case , then in most cases she dominates the relationship and pulls him down to her level.
In this world, the desires of women are spiritually stronger than those of men.
A spiritual woman can bring a person up or down based on her desires that determine the type of the vessel. Marriage binds the man to the vessel of his wife and he has no choice but to fulfill it. It is very rare to see a man that can turn his wife around and make her spiritual.
If the man is spiritually strong and the woman has potential for change then he can go down to her level in order to pick her up and gradually transform her vessel from one of desires for the self to a vessel with desire to share.