Daily Zohar # 2704 – Shemini – A face to avoid
Continued from previous DZ
The man I live with is ignorant of Torah, doesn’t make blessings nor send his sons to Torah school. Rabbi Yehuda says that if it wasn’t so, he would have gone into that village to talk to this man on behalf of the child. Now that they know about him, he cannot even see his face.
Rabbi Yehuda tells the child to let go of the donkey and walk with them. To their question the child said that his father’s name was Rabbi Zeira from Ramin village.
The word for ‘face’ in Hebrew ‘פנים’ also means ‘inner’. The face of a person reflects his inner energy and soul. If one look into a face of a negative person he connects with the inner energy of that person and can get spiritually contaminated. Kabbalists are careful in avoiding looking at negative people, situation or anything that may affect their souls or consciousness.
Rabbi Yehuda heard the name or Rabbi Zeira, cried and said, ‘I was in his home and learned from him three things about the cup of blessings’, also two things about the process of Creation. Rabbi Yitzhak and Rabbi Yehuda held the child’s hands and walked until they saw a field and sat there. They asked the child to tell them one thing from what his father taught him related to the work of Creation.