When the soul of a person arrives at the upper levels he is received by two who were appointed to lead the soul in the process. A court is assembled and the soul enters.
When a soul who studied and revealed secrets of the Torah is standing there, his studies are written for the scholars from the study hall and they come to see him. The two appointees elevate him to that level and he is dressed with special garments.
Then he enters the study hall and everyone sees him. If he revealed secrets according to the pure and holy system then they decorate him with shiny crowns. If he didn’t follow the path of holiness and purity he is rejected from there with shame and lead to harsh judgment process.
The study of the secrets of Torah reveals great Light in the world by connecting to the Tree of Life and the pure system. It supports life in this world and is rewarded in the world to come.
The study of the Zohar and the secrets it reveals are very important for our souls. It is important to study from the Zohar and from teachers who are strongly connected to the Zohar and teach directly from it. Without the Zohar text there’s no connection to the secrets that the Zohar reveals. Studying how to be a good sharing and caring person is a basic requirement for the soul and brings very little benefits.
If a person does acts of kindness and sharing with pure consciousness, his soul benefits from it. If one does it with personal agenda and entitlements then his soul loses most of the light he could have gained from his good deeds.
I must admit that I erased few paragraphs I wrote, criticizing big kabbalah organizations that they may give a nice place for people to hug each other but with very little Zohar. In most cases they repeat the same teaching of “be good, share and care for your friend….”. Very little study of the secrets of the Torah, the way the Zohar brings.
My advice to anyone who reads this study is to remember that when his/her day comes, they stand alone in the upper court with the good and the bad they did in their lives. If one followed the wrong teacher or teaching then his/her soul pays the price.
Study directly from the Zohar and pray that God will lead you to the teachers that will help your soul grow with purity and light.