“מִי יַעֲלֶה בְהַר יְהוָה וּמִי יָקוּם בִּמְקוֹם קָדְשׁוֹ”
“Who shall ascend the hill of YHVH? And who shall stand in his holy place?”
Rabbi Aba quotes this verse and says that the people of the world don’t try to learn about their purpose in life. The days are passing and won’t come back. Everyday in the life of a person is like a page in a book, registered and counted. They stand for evaluation/judgment in front of the Holy One Blessed be He.
“גָּלְמִי רָאוּ עֵינֶיךָ וְעַל סִפְרְךָ כֻּלָּם יִכָּתֵבוּ יָמִים יֻצָּרוּ ולא [וְלוֹ] אֶחָד בָּהֶם”
“Your eyes have seen my unformed substance; And in Your book were all written The days that were created for me, When as yet there was not one of them.”
When the time comes to leave the world, our days go up to be evaluated. Jacob and King David knew the system and before their days end, they called their children to transfer the ‘work’ to them.
“וַיִּקְרְבוּ יְמֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל לָמוּת וַיִּקְרָא לִבְנוֹ לְיוֹסֵף”
“And when the days drew near that Israel must die, he called his son Joseph”
1 Kings 2:1
“וַיִּקְרְבוּ יְמֵי דָוִד לָמוּת וַיְצַו אֶת שְׁלֹמֹה בְנוֹ לֵאמֹר”
“When David’s days to die drew near, he commanded Solomon his son, saying,…”
People in this world are not aware of the importance of each day of their lives. They let many days pass without adding value to them. When the soul leaves this world, it doesn’t know the path and destination it will go. Some souls build their path to the Garden of Eden and some have difficult path because their ‘days’ built the path according to the values added to them everyday.
Before Jacob’s time, there were no diseases and age was not shown on people’s face. People didn’t know when they may die. Jacob asked God to give him a sign before he dies so he can leave a message to his children. God gave his the process of aging. All people on that generation and after experienced growing old and diseases.
Time has only one direction and everyday is a complete life cycle. We wake up in the morning to a new life, giving thanks to God for returning the soul to us from the night sleep that is an aspect of death. During the day we should focus on not missing opportunities to do good and avoid negativity. When we go back to sleep we evaluate our daily actions and make a confession so our souls stands above knowing the good and bad it did and ready to be cleansed.
Always find time of at least few minutes to study Zohar and add value to your day and soul. Remember! every day is counted.