Daily Zohar # 2464 – Korach – How to control your anger
The Zohar teaches us that anger comes with ‘elixir’ of death. It brings the negative side and like fire consumes the person inner light and affects its environment. When a person offer/’devotes’ an animal to the priest, he disconnects from the negative side when the priest accepts it and or when the animal burns on the altar.
The Left is the aspect of fire and the Right is water. All the blessings of the Torah are from the Right and the priest is a channel for them. He brings the Right and like water put out the fire.
We should avoid anger as we would avoid deadly poison. At a moment of anger, we may lose all the light that we have in our vessel. It would take us long time and efforts to restore back what we have lost. The best way to overcome is by connecting to the ‘Right’. Regret/repent and give Tzedakah to detoxify your vessel.
To overcome anger, make a ‘deal’ with yourself and decide that if you get angry again you give a specific amount of Tzedakah to your favorite ‘priest’ (channel of light). The negative side knows that Tzedakah is a powerful connection to the Light and depending on your spiritual level, would rather leaving you alone than push you to get angry. Decide on amount that is worth at least one hour of your work. Make it double is you get angry on Shabbat because the higher Light of Shabbat is lost too. The Zohar teaches us that anger on Shabbat is breaking and disconnection from the Light of Binah (Breaking Shabbat). This practice will remind you that the next hour of work was given to repair the damages caused by you giving in to the negative side.
If you don’t get angry make a similar Tzedakah every month to stay ‘immune’ from anger.
Anger is the aspect of weak or no faith in YHVH. Always have the name (image below) in front of you. It’s supports your spiritual and physical immune system.
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