Daily Zohar # 3055 – Bamidbar – They deceived Him with their mouth
Continued from previous DZ
The confession we made should be done with the purity of the heart and consciousness. The Holy One Blessed Be knows our hearts and we cannot lie to him.
“וַיְפַתּוּהוּ בְּפִיהֶם וּבִלְשׁוֹנָם יְכַזְּבוּ לוֹ”
“But they deceived Him with their mouth And lied to Him with their tongue.”
The prayers of those who are not pure in their hearts, sound like lies because God sees that the words of their prayers don’t match their consciousness. Fake prayers draw judgments that may cause a person to leave the world before his time. It can happen when the judgment of the Tree of death rises in the world.
When a person’s heart and consciousness is not aligned with the confession, he distanced himself from God and a voice comes out saying;
“לֹא יֵשֵׁב בְּקֶרֶב בֵּיתִי עֹשֵׂה רְמִיָּה דֹּבֵר שְׁקָרִים לֹא יִכּוֹן לְנֶגֶד עֵינָי”
“He who practices deceit shall not dwell within my house; He who speaks falsehood shall not meditate before me.”
God accepts only those who come before him with proper meditation and pure heart.
God is the truth, and the Torah is a truth that is the center column and the path to elevating our prayers. Because of the Snake, lies don’t have ‘legs’ to stand and go above Malchut to Zeir Anpin and beyond. Lying connects us to the Snake that brought mortality to the world.
The Zohar calls this world ‘the world of the lie’ because of the Snake. If it wasn’t for his lies, we would have stayed in the Garden of Eden, but God sent us away because lies have the aspect of death and it cannot live together with the truth that has the aspect of Immortality.
The lesson is to always speak the truth. It’s even better not to volunteer ‘our’ truth because in most cases we don’t know or can’t see the truth in the world of the lie.
The most honest way to pray and have a pure heart is to ask God to give us what is good for us. Sometimes the ‘good’ is a pain that corrects the unknown issue from past lives. Such pain clears the path for a better future and we should give thanks even for temporary pain.