Daily Zohar 3101

Daily Zohar 3101

Holy Zohar text. Daily Zohar -3101

Hebrew translation:

166. וֶאֱמֶת הָיָה, וְכָךְ הָיָה. נְאֻם שֹׁמֵעַ אִמְרֵי אֵל, כָּךְ הָיָה. וְיֹדֵעַ דַּעַת עֶלְיוֹן, כָּךְ הָיָה. וְאוֹתוֹ רָשָׁע הָיָה אוֹמֵר עַל מַעֲלוֹת שֶׁנִּדְבַּק בָּהֶם, שֹׁמֵעַ אִמְרֵי אֵל. דָּבָר שֶׁהוּא בְּמַעֲלָה עֶלְיוֹנָה.
167. וְכָךְ אָמַר, שֹׁמֵעַ אִמְרֵי אֵל. לֹא כָתוּב הָאֵל, שֶׁהֲרֵי (תהלים יח) הָאֵל תָּמִים דַּרְכּוֹ. אֲבָל סְתָם אֵל, אֵל אַחֵר הוּא. (שמות לד) כִּי לֹא תִשְׁתַּחֲוֶה לְאֵל אַחֵר. שֹׁמֵעַ אִמְרֵי אֵל – דָּבָר קָטָן הוּא, וְדוֹמֶה לְמִי שֶׁלֹּא יוֹדֵעַ שֶׁהוּא גָּדוֹל וְעֶלְיוֹן. שֹׁמֵעַ אִמְרֵי אֵל – אוֹתוֹ שֶׁנִּקְרָא אֵל אַחֵר, שֶׁכָּתוּב כִּי לֹא תִשְׁתַּחֲוֶה לְאֵל אַחֵר.
168. וְיֹדֵעַ דַּעַת עֶלְיוֹן, עַל כָּל דַּרְגוֹת הַטֻּמְאָה, אוֹתָם שֶׁמְּנַהֲגִים אֳנִיַּת הַיָּם וּסְעָרָה. אַרְבָּעִים חָסֵר אֶחָד הֵם. וְאוֹתוֹ רַב חוֹבֵל שֶׁכֻּלָּם מֻנְהָגִים עַל יָדָיו, הוּא עֶלְיוֹן עַל כֻּלָּם. בָּזֶה הָיָה נִדְבַּק אוֹתוֹ רָשָׁע, וְאָמַר שֶׁהָיָה יוֹדֵעַ דַּעַת עֶלְיוֹן, דַּרְגָּה שֶׁהוּא עֶלְיוֹן עַל כָּל מַנְהִיגֵי הַסְּפִינָה. מִי שׁוֹמֵעַ זֶה שֶׁלֹּא יִבָּהֵל בְּדַעְתּוֹ וְיֹאמַר שֶׁאֵין כָּמוֹהוּ בָּעוֹלָם? אֶלָּא אוֹתוֹ רָשָׁע מְשַׁבֵּחַ אֶת עַצְמוֹ בְּדֶרֶךְ נִסְתָּר וְאָמַר דִּבְרֵי אֱמֶת, וְגָנַב דַּעַת בְּנֵי הָעוֹלָם.

Zohar Balak

Continued from previous DZ

Numbers 24:16
“נְאֻם, שֹׁמֵעַ אִמְרֵי-אֵל, וְיֹדֵעַ, דַּעַת עֶלְיוֹן; מַחֲזֵה שַׁדַּי יֶחֱזֶה, נֹפֵל וּגְלוּי עֵינָיִם.”
“The oracle of him who hears the words of God, And knows the knowledge of the Most High, Who sees the vision of the Almighty, Falling down, and eyes uncovered.”

‘who hears the words of God’ and ‘And knows the knowledge of the Most High’ are true in relation to the levels he was connected to but it was a connection to the lower levels of impurity of the other-side.

The word ‘God’ that is used when Balaam said that he hears the words of God, is ‘אל’ without any adjective. It is referred to other gods, which is false gods and idols. The same word ‘אל’ is used for God/divinity of the impure side. For those who don’t know the difference, it sounds like something of the divine, making Balaam as an elevated being while he was connected to other gods.
Exodus 34:14
“כִּי לֹא תִשְׁתַּחֲוֶה לְאֵל אַחֵר”
“ for you shall not worship any other god”

Balaam was praising himself as ‘knows the knowledge (Da’at) of the Most High’ that is the level of Da’at. It was the truth but deceiving. He let the people believe that he is connected to holiness while it was a connection to a high level that is above the seven levels (sefirot) of impurity.

An atheist tells a kabbalist, ‘I don’t believe in God’. The Kabbalist answered him ‘Me too!’. The Kabbalist explained to the surprised atheist that he doesn’t believe in what the atheist think God is. This little story tells us that different people see God in different ways.
There is a rise of spirituality around the world. It is true in the pure side and the impure side. Many so-called spiritual teachers, some even call themselves kabbalists, come up with theories that they claim to be from the side of holiness. Without going into real-life examples, I suggest that before accepting or absorbing any spiritual teaching to evaluate each one of those ‘teachers’ by their adherence to the Zohar.
If they mix Kabbalah with their own ‘facts’ and theories then they are aspects other-gods.
The true spiritual path is not an easy one until one gets to the point of loving and enjoying their connections and studies.