Idra Zuta – continues
“מִי חָכָם וְיָבֵן אֵלֶּה נָבוֹן וְיֵדָעֵם כִּי יְשָׁרִים דַּרְכֵי יְהוָה וְצַדִּקִים יֵלְכוּ בָם וּפֹשְׁעִים יִכָּשְׁלוּ בָם”
“Whoever is wise, let him understand these things; whoever is discerning, let him know them; for the ways of YHVH are right, and the upright walk in them, but transgressors stumble in them”
Rabbi SHimon explains that the secrets he reveals in his last study on earth are given only to those who are righteously following the ways of the Holy One Blessed be He. The wise and righteous know not to lean to right of left but the center column that is the unification of both side and the path to the higher levels.
The love and awe that fill his heart completely are known to Atika Kadisha and it gives him the ability to go into the Chokmah (wisdom) and come out in peace.
Rabbi Shimon can also see that his students that are present with him during this study went into the higher wisdom and now with his revelations they have the complete understanding.
Rabbi SHimon continues to say that everything revealed about Atika Kadisha and Zeir Anpin are all one without separation, bless be He and his name for ever and ever.
I was asked recently by a new subscriber about “How to experience the presence of God?”
Here is my answer to this person and it connect us to the above study:
“To achieve the feeling of the presence of God, one should not look for it but to follow the ways of God. Following the major principles of doing good and avoiding bad is an important step. Psalms 34:14 “Turn away from evil and do good; seek peace and pursue it”
As you progress with this behavior, you increase the forces of good in you and remove ‘blockages’ from you and God because you create greater affinity with him. This process is called in Kabbalah ‘purification of the vessel’.
The study of the Bible, beginning with the Torah is an important ‘tool’ to connect and come closer to him. When we learn and ‘Know’ him, we create a connection and unification with his light. As it says “And Adam knew Eve’.
The fact that you subscribed to the Daily Zohar tells me that you are a seeker of truth and wish to be closer to God. Stay on the path with the above principles and in time you will get closer to feel the presence of God. You need to be selfless but avoid people and or situations that may drain your energy. As we get spiritually strong and smarter, we can see through people and know who to share/connect or avoid them.”