Daily Zohar # 1862 – Balak – Life or sling out
24. וְשָׁם עוֹמֵד אוֹתוֹ מְמֻנֵּה הַגֵּיהִנֹּם לְהַשְׂטִין. אַשְׁרֵי מִי שֶׁזּוֹכֶה בַדִּין. וְאִם לֹא, אוֹתוֹ מְמֻנֵּה הַגֵּיהִנֹּם לוֹקֵחַ אוֹתוֹ בְּשָׁעָה שֶׁמּוֹסְרִים אוֹתוֹ בְּיָדָיו, וּמְקַלֵּעַ אוֹתוֹ מִשָּׁם לְמַטָּה כְּמוֹ שֶׁקּוֹלֵעַ אֶבֶן בְּקֶלַע (בְּכַף הַקֶּלַע), שֶׁכָּתוּב (שמואל-א כה) וְאֵת נֶפֶשׁ אֹיְבֶיךָ יְקַלְּעֶנָּה בְּתוֹךְ כַּף הַקָּלַע וְגוֹ’. וְזוֹרְקוֹ לַגֵּיהִנֹּם, וּמְקַבֵּל עָנְשׁוֹ כְּפִי מַה שֶּׁנִּדּוֹן.
25. בֹּא וּרְאֵה, (זכריה ג) וַיַּרְאֵנִי אֶת יְהוֹשֻׁעַ הַכֹּהֵן הַגָּדוֹל עֹמֵד לִפְנֵי מַלְאַךְ וְגוֹ’. שֶׁהֶעֱלוּהוּ לְדִין לְתוֹךְ אוֹתָהּ יְשִׁיבַת הָרָקִיעַ בְּשָׁעָה שֶׁנִּפְטַר מֵהָעוֹלָם הַזֶּה. עֹמֵד לִפְנֵי מַלְאַךְ ה’ – זֶהוּ אוֹתוֹ נַעַר רֹאשׁ הַיְשִׁיבָה, שֶׁהוּא חוֹתֵךְ דִּין עַל הַכֹּל.
Continued from previous DZ
The Zohar reveals that some people leave the world with judgment, meaning a painful process and or not at the age they were suppose to die. That means that he was judged above to have such an end. The question is why does he have to go through a second judgment process above. The Zohar answers the question and tells us that before the soul is chosen to be with the righteous souls, it has to go through a second process, with a prosecutor. If the soul loses the case, the prosecutor slings it out to Gehinnom (‘hell’, where the cleansing of the soul is done) to receive his ‘punishment’ as judged.
1 Samuel 25:29
“וְהָיְתָה נֶפֶשׁ אֲדֹנִי צְרוּרָה בִּצְרוֹר הַחַיִּים, אֵת יְהוָה אֱלֹהֶיךָ, וְאֵת נֶפֶשׁ אֹיְבֶיךָ יְקַלְּעֶנָּה, בְּתוֹךְ כַּף הַקָּלַע”
“and the soul of my lord (in this verse, referring to King David) shall be bound in the bundle of the living with YHVH your God; but the souls of your enemies he will sling out as from the hollow of a sling.”
People who suffer before the die are actually judged with mercy. Cleansing their souls in this world is much easier than the process in Gehinnom. Every pain and suffering a person goes through in the world of Malchut is a cleansing process, and part of the ‘payment’ for his correction. The payment is considered in full when a person accepts the painful process as justified and keeps a strong faith in God.
Many good people suffer nowadays then ever before. Because the time for the end of the Tikkun is close, those who embrace their spiritual path and wish to grow their vessels are asked to pay ‘debts’ even from previous lives.
If one experiences a big tikkun and doesn’t understand why, then he should consider the process as paying for the ticket to the resurrection and immortalitym when the world comes to its final correction.
A little pain now is nothing compared to the bliss of being with the Light as an immortal.