Daily Zohar # 2120 – Kedoshim – Who’s your messenger?
47. וְעִלַּת הָעִלּוֹת, מֵאַחַר שֶׁאַתָּה שָׁם, אֵין הֶפְסֵק לִנְבִיעַת אוֹר הַתּוֹרָה. יְהִי רְצוֹנְךָ שֶׁלֹּא תָזוּז מֵאַבָּא וְאִמָּא שֶׁלִּי וְלֹא מִבָּנָיו. וְכָךְ מִי שֶׁמֵּמִית עַצְמוֹ עַל הַתּוֹרָה, שֶׁהִיא יְקָרָה, מִתְקַיֶּמֶת בּוֹ וְאֵינָהּ מַפְסִיקָה מִמֶּנּוּ. מַה שֶּׁאֵין כֵּן מִי שֶׁאֵינוֹ מִשְׁתַּדֵּל בָּהּ, אֶלָּא אַף עַל גַּב שֶׁעוֹשֶׂה צִוּוּי חֲכָמִים, הוּא שַׁמָּשׁ שֶׁלָּהֶם, עֶבֶד וְלֹא בֵן. אֲבָל אִם הוּא נֶאֱמָן, אֲדוֹנוֹ מַשְׁלִיט אוֹתוֹ בְּכָל אֲשֶׁר לוֹ.
Continued from previous DZ
Those who study the Torah and its deeper meanings elevate their consciousness and reveal great Light when they follow the precepts.
There are those who don’t study or unable to understand by themselves but follow the ways of a scholars who have elevated consciousness and connection to Chokmah. In that case, they follow a messenger, which is the aspect of the moon that receives its Light from the sun. Their connection to the Light depends on the ability of the messenger to connect and reveal Light.
At night we don’t see the sun but we know that the Light is still available.
When both the sun and the moon are going through eclipse, we know that the darkness is temporary and there is an endless force, Keter, that controls the sun, the moon, and the flow of Light to the world.
Those who don’t know the language of the Torah and Zohar should learn and follow those who do. We should follow those who are closer to the source and not those who develop their own version of Kabbalah.
Kabbalah is about “receiving” the Light and that can be done by studying the deep knowledge of the Torah from the Zohar. Always ask for quotes from Torah and Zohar. A good teacher teaches from Zohar books and of great known Kabbalists who wrote books that are referenced by other kabbalists.
The Zohar explains that the followers are like servants that receive according to their efforts, and if they have strong faith then the master gives them control over everything they have.
The Torah is the aspect of Zeir Anpin and the precepts are done on the level of Malchut to connect to Zeir Anpin and draw the specific Light of the precept.
Without following precepts there’s no drawing and revelation of Light. Even with the highest consciousness and desire, we must do the proper action in Malchut to have the vessel for the Light that we want/need.
The Torah includes all the precepts and when we study the Torah we connect to the Light of the precepts. If a person believes in the Torah as the word of God, no matter what religion he was born into, he should follow all that is commanded in the Torah, keep and sanctify the Shabbat and that means going to Shabbat Service, and doing Kiddush. Follow the holidays, not eat non kosher animals and all the rest. It’s not easy but the goal of Israelites is to earn Immortality in the world to come. This world is for work, the next world is for pleasure.
Having a membership to a gym doesn’t give advantage unless you use the equipment (precepts) to reveal the strength that potentially is in your body (vessel, soul).