Daily Zohar # 2617 – Vayigash – How to fill up your barns
Continued from previous DZ
“וְאָכַלְתָּ, וְשָׂבָעְתָּ–וּבֵרַכְתָּ אֶת-יְהוָה אֱלֹהֶיךָ, עַל-הָאָרֶץ הַטֹּבָה אֲשֶׁר נָתַן-לָךְ”
“And you shall eat and be satisfied, and you shall bless YHVH your God for the good land he has given you.”
Because Malchut has no light of its own, she is dependent on the Light from above and in need of blessings.
The Zohar explains the words ‘and you shall bless YHVH your God’ ‘וּבֵרַכְתָּ אֶת’ as a blessing for Malchut because the Hebrew word that comes after ‘you shall bless’ is ‘את’ that is the aspect of Malchut.
Under the control of the negative-side there’s hunger in the world because the other-side cannot be satisfied until it drains the vessel and break it. When we are satisfied and fulfilled it means that the Light with us and in control. At that time we need to make blessings and connect to the light that is revealed in a state of fulfilment as it says in the verse above ‘And you shall eat and be satisfied, and you shall bless ’
When a person make himself as poor and hungry, the other side leaves him alone. Then he can easily connect to light of fulfilment.
Showing satisfaction and abundance draw the other-side to drain the ‘fulfilment’
“כַּבֵּד אֶת-יְהוָה, מֵהוֹנֶךָ; וּמֵרֵאשִׁית, כָּל-תְּבוּאָתֶךָ”
“וְיִמָּלְאוּ אֲסָמֶיךָ שָׂבָע; וְתִירוֹשׁ, יְקָבֶיךָ יִפְרֹצוּ.”
“Honor YHVH from your wealth And from the first of all your produce;”
“then your barns will be filled with plenty, and your vats will be bursting with wine.”
We learn from these verses that we should give from our wealth before our ‘barns’ be filled with plenty. ‘Barns’ is fulfilment in a non-visual state. It is hidden from the eyes to protect it from the other-side. Our barns are filled as rewards when we give Tzedakah from what we have.
It is also important to give in a concealed way because when we are recognized for our giving, it is as if we already been rewarded in this world, having none or lottle room for rewards from YHVH. Giving Tzedakah in hidden way is a highest level and draw blessings from YHVH where we really need fulfilment. It could come in many hidden aspects like protection from accidents, diseases and all kind of harms that this world is full of.