Daily Zohar 2881

Daily Zohar 2881

Holy Zohar text. Daily Zohar -2881

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Hebrew translation:

53. בֹּא שְׁמַע שֶׁכָּךְ אָנוּ בֵּאַרְנוּ בַּבָּרַיְתָא. שְׁתֵּי בְנוֹת לוֹט, שֶׁהֵן שְׁנֵי כֹּחוֹת הַגּוּף הַמְּעוֹרְרוֹת אֶת יֵצֶר הָרָע, עַכְשָׁו שֶׁאֵינוֹ כָּל כָּךְ מְנֻוָּל וְנִטְבַּל מִלִּכְלוּכוֹ נִקְרָא לָבָן, וְאוֹתָן שְׁתֵּי בָנוֹת אֵינָן בְּטֵלוֹת מַמָּשׁ. זֶהוּ שֶׁכָּתוּב (בראשית כט) וּלְלָבָן שְׁתֵּי בָנוֹת.
54. אָמַר רַבִּי יוֹסֵי, כָּךְ הוּא. שָׁם כָּתוּב בְּכִירָה וּצְעִירָה, וְכָאן כָּתוּב גְּדוֹלָה וּקְטַנָּה. אָמַר רַבִּי יוֹסֵי, אֲבָל אֵינָן בְּכֹחַ לַעֲשׂוֹת רָע וּלְהִתְעוֹרֵר לַיֵּצֶר הָרָע כְּמִתְּחִלָּה, מַשְׁמָע שֶׁכָּתוּב שֵׁם הַגְּדֹלָה לֵאָה, שֶׁלֵּאָה מִכֹּחָהּ וּמֵרִשְׁעָתָהּ. וְשֵׁם הַקְּטַנָּה רָחֵל, שֶׁאֵין בָּהּ כֹּחַ הַמִּתְעוֹרֵר, כְּמוֹ שֶׁנֶּאֱמַר (ישעיה כג) וּכְרָחֵל לִפְנֵי גוֹזְזֶיהָ נֶאֱלָמָה.אָמַר רַב הוּנָא, זֶה יֵצֶר הָרָע, וּשְׁתֵּי בְנוֹתָיו מִתְחַלְּפוֹת מִכְּמוֹת שֶׁהָיוּ בָּרִאשׁוֹנָה. בַּתְּחִלָּה לוֹט, מְקֻלָּל מְנֻוָּל. עַכְשָׁו לָבָן, מְלֻבָּן, שֶׁאֵינוֹ מְקֻלָּל וּמְנֻוָּל בְּנִוּוּלוֹ כְּבָרִאשׁוֹנָה. בַּתְּחִלָּה שְׁתֵּי בְנוֹתָיו חֲזָקוֹת, כָּל אַחַת וְאַחַת בְּכֹחָהּ, וְעַכְשָׁו שֵׁם הַגְּדֹלָה לֵאָה – לֵאָה בְּלֹא כֹחַ, לֵאָה בְּלֹא חִזּוּק, לֵאָה מִמַּעֲשֶׂיהָ הָרִאשׁוֹנִים. וְשֵׁם הַקְּטַנָּה רָחֵל, כְּמוֹ שֶׁאָמַרְנוּ, וְלֹא כְּמוֹת שֶׁהָיוּ בָּרִאשׁוֹנָה.

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Zohar Toldot

DZ 2881
#53
Abraham’s nephew, Lot, was contaminated by the inequities of his environment in Sodom and Gomorrah. His two daughters represent two forces in the body that bring out the evil inclination that is part of this world. In the future when the impurities would be cleansed, it will be called Laban. This name literally means ‘white’. The two daughters of Laban, Leah and Rachel represent purity and higher spiritual state.
Genesis 29:16
“וּלְלָבָן שְׁתֵּי בָנוֹת שֵׁם הַגְּדֹלָה לֵאָה וְשֵׁם הַקְּטַנָּה רָחֵל”
“Now Laban had two daughters; the name of the older was Leah, and the name of the younger was Rachel.”

#54
Lot’s daughters described as ‘first-born’ and ‘young’. Laban’s daughters described as ‘older’ and ‘younger’. The name Leah לאה also means ‘weak’. The Zohar explains that Leah was weak to have ‘wickedness’ and Rachel was young without strength to become wicked. Both Lot’s daughters were strong with the negative-side behind them while Leah and Rachel were pure and disconnected from evil.

Lesson;
Negative environment increases the influence of the negative-side on us and we may fall easily to the traps of the Evil Inclination.
The Zohar (Shelach Lecha #210) teaches us that those who have small ego in this world are spiritually big and those who has big ego are spiritually small.
To stay out of troubles, distance yourself from negative places or situations. That includes information about negative events, TV news, fights, road accidents etc. The eyes are the window to the soul and seeing is connecting. We should protect the soul from contamination by avoiding images that may trigger negative desires, jealousy and all kind of ‘garbage’. It’s healthier for the body and the soul.

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