Daily Zohar # 2608 – Miketz – Temporary pleasures vs Immortality
Continued from previous DZ
Everything in this world was given to us, according to our desires. Most people don’t have any idea about the purpose of Creation and the process of correction. This knowledge help us conduct our actions to draw light into our lives and the world.
“יָדַעְתִּי כִּי אֵין טוֹב בָּם כִּי אִם לִשְׂמוֹחַ וְלַעֲשׂוֹת טוֹב בְּחַיָּיו”
“I know that there is nothing good in them but desire to rejoice and to do good during one’s lifetime;”
Ecclesiastes knows that the focus of people is on the pleasures of this world. They don’t think about the good that their actions can do to reveal light.
The Zohar says that the right way is to be happy and give thanks to God for everything that happens to us, the good and the bad. Our actions determine their outcome. If the outcome brought judgments on us then we should understand that they came on us because of the original negative action. It didn’t follow the correction process. We should be happy and accept the bad/judgment as a ‘payment’ for the lesson that taught us what not to do in the future.
Many good people suffer a lot from different types of ‘judgments’. Most of them have great and positive consciousness and conduct their actions with the Light in mind. It’s only natural to feel the pain and ask “Why me”, evaluating their actions and find very little to put on the negative side of the scale.
I’d like to see people understand this lesson and focus on the big picture, which is the Final Redemption and the Resurrection. The world that we live in was made with the element of time for our correction process. As long as we are in this process, everything is temporary, the good and the bad.
The suffering of our times is the process of ‘payments’ on a global and personal level. It could be related to actions from this lifetime or previous ones. Even if we don’t understand why we go through the sufferings, we should accept them with appreciation and consciousness of “Thank you God, I am happy to pay for my correction and for the sake of earning a place in the world to come and the Resurrection”.
We should not ‘remind’ God the good things we did and trade them for ‘discounts’ and rewards in this life. Once we are rewarded in this world, we shrink the ‘earning’ account, having less for the future. It’s better to suffer temporary pain than to lose good earnings.
In the future we will enjoy endless pleasures of pure Light that is beyond our grasp while we are deep in the correction process.
Having this consciousness could set you free from the current pain and difficulties. Health issues, terminal disease and or bitter relationship with spouse or family members and or sustenance issues are all temporary and different types of ‘payments’.
As the last generation before the revelation of Mashiach we should be happy to be cleansed from past ‘stains’ on our spiritual garments. Even if we die during the process we will be Resurrected to immortality, which is better than 120 years of temporary pleasures.