Daily Zohar # 2119 – Kedoshim – Honor or shame
Continued from previous DZ
“כָּבוֹד, חֲכָמִים יִנְחָלוּ; וּכְסִילִים, מֵרִים קָלוֹן”
“The wise will inherit honor, but fools get disgrace.”
The Zohar explains that the ‘fools’ are those who doesn’t connect and honor the Torah. They pray “our father in heavens, listen to our plea, have mercy and accept our prayers”. The Zohar asks the question: if they pray to the father then where is the ‘honor’ that they should give him? Where is their efforts to study the Torah and the precepts? If they don’t study the precepts, how can they follow them?
The study of the Torah is the aspect of ‘honor’ that gives us the Light we need. The Zohar emphasizes that we can not receive Light if we don’t study the Torah and its precepts.
The word for precept is מצוה. The last two letters are וה VH of the YHVH name. The first two are מצ and we replace them their אתבש atbash value we get יה YH and together we get יהוה YHVH.
Atbash אתבש table.
Every precept is a unification of upper and lower levels that brings Light. When we study it, it is as if we made the unification of the precept.
“תנא דבי אליהו, כל השונה הלכות בכל יום מובטח לו שהוא בןהעולם הבא. שנאמר הליכות עולם לו. אל תקרי הליכות אלא הלכות.”