Daily Zohar # 2322 – Vayigash – Love and pain
“יְהוָה–בְּחָכְמָה יָסַד-אָרֶץ; כּוֹנֵן שָׁמַיִם, בִּתְבוּנָה”
“YHVH by wisdom founded the earth, By understanding He established the heavens”
“הֵן בִּקְדֹשָׁו, לֹא יַאֲמִין; וְשָׁמַיִם, לֹא-זַכּוּ בְעֵינָיו”
“He puts no trust in His holy ones?, And the heavens are not pure in His sight?”
The Zohar refers to the previous verse and teaches us that God with his infinite love keeps sending Light from Binah to Malchut, our worlds.
The Creator uses the central column, Zeir Anpin, which is the aspect of heavens. The patriarchs established the channel of Zeir Anpin to bring Light down to this world.
The sages tell us that the Creator, Blessed Be He, created the world to benefit us. I heard Rav Yuval Asherov (from Israel) explaining the thought: if one creates something then we can assume that it was made to fill up some kind of a lack. Since we cannot think that the Creator has any kind of lack, we can surely conclude that the entire creation was made just to benefit us.
Rabbi Ashlag reveals:
“שורש הנבראים, היינו, הקשר שיש בין הבורא לנבראים, הנקרא רצונו להטיב לנבראיו. והרצון הזה מתחיל מעולם אין סוף ונמשך עד עולם העשיה.”
“The roots of the created beings, meaning the connection between the Creator and the created, is called the will to bestow good on his created beings. This will begins in the Endless and continues to the world of Action, Malchut.”
If we see anything that looks like it’s not good for us, then we have the wrong look on the situation. All the hardships and pain that we experience in life is just a process of correction that is a result of something wrong that we did wrong in the past. We may not be aware or remember the cause but God is watching and helps us purify any impurities that are attached to us, including anything we carry from previous lives. The painful correction process helps us achieve the main goal of life, which is a state of immortality in the world to come.