“חִדְלוּ לָכֶם מִן-הָאָדָם, אֲשֶׁר נְשָׁמָה בְּאַפּוֹ: כִּי-בַמֶּה נֶחְשָׁב, הוּא”
“Stop regarding man, whose Neshama is in his nostrils; For why should he be esteemed?”
The nose and nostrils are the channels by which God gave us life (Genesis 2:7) “breathed into his nostrils the breath of life”.
Anger is a released energy that gets out through the nose, in Hebrew ‘אף’ that is also a word that describes anger (Numbers 11:1 and many others).
The prophet Isaiah advises us to keep a distance from those who don’t control their anger.
A person that gets angry and releases his anger into this world, pushes away his soul levels and replaces them with the energy of the other-side. He loses control over himself and his body serves as a tool for the other-side. He becomes idol worshipper.
Letting anger have control over our words, actions, and any type of expression in this world is like turning off the Light, letting darkness the freedom to come in as invited guest.
The cause for our anger always comes from the other-side and all kinds of negativity, which is external to us. If we react with anger we lose to the opponent, if we just don’t react the opponent will always lose.
Daily Zohar # 2376 – Tetzaveh – Shut your nose to win