Continued from previous DZ study
Rabbi Shimon said that there is more to reveal here. It is true that a person that set his words and actions properly, his prayers are accepted and rewarded with Light and if not proper then the prayers are rejected.
Then Rabbi Shimon asks; since everyone can know how to do the right prayers then what is the importance of the Tzadikim prayers? They know the root of the words and the actions. The Tzadikim know more than others how to ready their vessels and hearts with the proper meditation.
Those who don’t know the root of the words and actions draw light from the ‘shoulders’ of the Holy One Blessed be He. Their prayers are not worthy for inner and direct care of God. They connect to the outer aspect of God’s support and get carried with mercy.
Those who know how to meditate, draw blessings from Chokmah that is the root of thoughts. From it, the Light spreads down and nourish all the levels below. The Holy name that represents the sefirot of the Tree of Light is ‘blessed’ by the prayers of the Tzadikim. When they call him, he is ready for them. When they are in troubles, he comes to them. He honors them in this world and the world to come. As it says in Psalms 91:14
“כִּי בִי חָשַׁק וַאֲפַלְּטֵהוּ אֲשַׂגְּבֵהוּ כִּי יָדַע שְׁמִי.”
“”Because he has loved Me, therefore I will deliver him; I will set him securely on high because he has known My name.”
There are different levels of prayers and meditations. The simple method is to read the prayers from the prayers book. The higher level is to focus on understanding the deeper meanings of the words of the prayers. This method elevates the prayer to the thought levels, Chokmah. The Tzadikim has greater knowledge and connection to the words of the prayers and to the YHVH name. God is pleased with the prayers of the Tzadikim because their pure vessels and consciousness allow him to send more light into the world.
As we explained many times, we should do our prayers from the heart and even if we don’t feel in the best state of mind and vessel, it would be better to pray simply then not at all.
As students of the Zohar, we learn many aspects of the YHVH name. This knowledge ‘dwells’ in our minds and thoughts and support our prayers. The support of Tzadikim always help us and when we give them honor by lighting candles, study their books and give Tzedakah in their names, they help carry our prayers to the higher levels.
Tzadikim pages: http://dailyzohar.com/tzadikim/
Free Tzadikim app for iOS and Android devices available on the app stores. Search for ‘Tzadikim‘ or ‘Zion Nefesh’