Daily Zohar # 2584 – Toldot – Would you like to enjoy or nourished by the future food
Rabbi Yehuda studies with Rabbi Chiya, telling him; we learned that in the future the Holy One Blessed be he, would make a great feast for all the Tzadikim. He heard this from Rabbi Elazar referring to Exodus 24:11
“…וַיֶּחֱזוּ, אֶת-הָאֱלֹהִים, וַיֹּאכְלוּ, וַיִּשְׁתּוּ”
“and they saw God, and they ate and drank.”
Rabbi Yehuda says that in one place it says ‘enjoy the feast’ and in another place it says ‘nourished in the feast’, what’s between the two?
Rabbi Elazar shared his father’s explanation saying that the Tzadikim that have less merits would enjoy the light of the Shechina and the great Tzadikim would have more nourishments until they have complete understanding and connection with the light of the Shechina.
The eating and drinking are spiritual. The Torah tells us that when Moses went up the mountain to receive the Torah, he didn’t eat or drink for forty days and forty nights.
“וַיְהִי-שָׁם עִם-יְהוָה, אַרְבָּעִים יוֹם וְאַרְבָּעִים לַיְלָה–לֶחֶם לֹא אָכַל, וּמַיִם לֹא שָׁתָה; וַיִּכְתֹּב עַל-הַלֻּחֹת, אֵת דִּבְרֵי הַבְּרִית–עֲשֶׂרֶת, הַדְּבָרִים”
“So he was there with YHVH forty days and forty nights; he did not eat bread nor drink water. And he wrote on the tablets the words of the covenant, the Ten Commandments.”
Moses didn’t eat or drink because he was nourished from the upper light and so it will be in the future with the Tzadikim.
The more merits we earn, the greater rewards we will receive. While most people would enjoy the light of the Shechina, great righteous people would be ‘infused’ with the light of the Shechina and would be able to do more than enjoy that light.
Enjoying the energy is great but becoming part of it is much greater because you inherit the force of the energy you connect to.
The study of the Torah through the Zohar nourishes us with light that expands our vessels so we will be ready when the time comes.