Daily Zohar # 2731 – Behar – Perpetual flow of blessings
Malchut without connection to Yessod is full of judgments and aspects of death. We should be afraid of doing anything without connection to Yessod. Yessod shines light on the darkness of this world and allow us to do our work without fear.
With strong faith we can follow the path we choose in Malchut. Like the light always force darkness to disappear so does our faith that is light that makes Malchut follow our lead and clear judgments from our paths.
Yessod that is called ‘good’ is awakened with our faith and with the giving of Tzedaka. The certainty that God provides and sustains the whole world is light that removes darkness.
“נֹתֵן לֶחֶם לְכָל בָּשָׂר כִּי לְעוֹלָם חַסְדּוֹ”
“Who gives food to all flesh, For His lovingkindness is everlasting.”
“יֵשׁ מְפַזֵּר וְנוֹסָף עוֹד וְחוֹשֵׂךְ מִיֹּשֶׁר אַךְ לְמַחְסוֹר.”
“There is one who gives freely, and yet increases all the more, and there is one who withholds (save, avoid giving) what is justly due, and yet it results only in want (lack).”
The word for ‘withholds/save’ is ‘חוֹשֵׂךְ’. Normally it should be spelled ‘חוסך’. The letters ‘ש’ (Pronounced ‘Sin’) and the letter ‘ס’ (Pronounced ‘Samech’) can replace each other (See the prayer song ‘El Adon’ ‘אל אדון’ ) but using the ש in this verse gives the word the root of ‘חשך’, which means darkness.
Everything in this world has the aspect of the 10 sefirot including our earnings. When a person holds all his money he also holds the Malchut level, which is darkness. The outcome is having greater lack because darkness grow. The more we keep the tithe in our control, the greater the darkness and sooner or later it will go away in some kind of judgment.
The Zohar explains that Yessod bestows blessings on the person who is generous and give to just causes. Those who don’t give because they fear that they will have less in the next day, don’t have certainty. They disconnect from the blessings that come from Yessod.
Everyone should give at least his tithe and a bit more. It’s a spiritual law.
Check the videos below for deeper explanation and give to avoid falling into darkness. As I always teach, we should share our tithe with ALL of those who benefit our Torah and Zohar studies. Those who tell you that you need to give only to one place (them) are definitely wrong.
To express their certainty in God’s blessings, great Tzadikim were known to give everything they have before going to sleep. They never experienced lack.
The Holy Ari opened his store for few hours a week just to open the ‘gate’ for blessings to come to him and sustain his family.
Rabbi Ashlag was known to give out the money he had every day. The Baal Shem Tov didn’t go to sleep before giving all his money to those in need. Even when he traveled away from his town.
Build your certainty and connection to blessings by giving your tithe (10th =Malchut = darkness) back to Yessod, the light that gives you the power and the blessings every day.
I suggest splitting the tithe to smaller weekly giving that expands the vessel for the light of Shabbat.
The continuous giving create perpetual flow of blessings.