Daily Zohar # 3274 – Mishpatim – Hollow of a sling
Daily Zohar 3274
103. בֹּא וּרְאֵה, אִם אַחֶרֶת יִקַּח לוֹ. הַגִּלְגּוּלִים שֶׁמִּתְגַּלְגְּלִים בַּפָּסוּק הַזֶּה כַּמָּה גְדוֹלִים וְעֶלְיוֹנִים הֵם, שֶׁהֲרֵי כָּל הַנְּשָׁמוֹת נִכְנָסוֹת בְּגִלְגּוּל, וְלֹא יוֹדְעִים בְּנֵי אָדָם דַּרְכֵי הַקָּדוֹשׁ בָּרוּךְ הוּא אֵיךְ עוֹמְדִים הַמֹּאזְנַיִם וְאֵיךְ נִדּוֹנִים בְּנֵי אָדָם בְּכָל יוֹם וּבְכָל זְמַן, וְאֵיךְ נְשָׁמוֹת נִכְנָסוֹת לַדִּין עַד שֶׁלֹּא בָאוֹת לָעוֹלָם הַזֶּה, וְאֵיךְ נִכְנָסוֹת לַדִּין אַחַר שֶׁיּוֹצְאוֹת מִן הָעוֹלָם הַזֶּה.
When a person reaches the level of understanding the secrets of the Torah, he recalls the clues that the Torah gave him at the beginning of his studies and realizes that even on the simple level of understanding every letter and word in the Torah is significant and can’t be changed or taken out.
The true study is to follow and love every word to reveal all of its levels of understanding.
“אִם אַחֶרֶת יִקַּח לוֹ שְׁאֵרָהּ כְּסוּתָהּ וְעֹנָתָהּ לֹא יִגְרָע.”
“If he takes to himself another woman, he may not reduce her food, her clothing, or her conjugal rights.”
This verse concealed laws of the incarnation process. Every soul comes to this world dressed in a different body and life’s path. People don’t know how the Holy One Blessed be He judges them every day and what is the judgment process of the soul before coming to this world and after it leaves the world.
The reincarnations process and other actions of Holy One Blessed be He are concealed from people. Many souls don’t even have the merits to come in the presence of the Holy One to be judged. They go through different worlds of hidden wonders and don’t realize their own incarnation state. Some souls go through the harsh process called “the hollow of a sling”.
1 Samuel 25:29
“וַיָּקָם אָדָם לִרְדָפְךָ וּלְבַקֵּשׁ אֶת נַפְשֶׁךָ וְהָיְתָה נֶפֶשׁ אֲדֹנִי צְרוּרָה בִּצְרוֹר הַחַיִּים אֵת יְהוָה אֱלֹהֶיךָ וְאֵת נֶפֶשׁ אֹיְבֶיךָ יְקַלְּעֶנָּה בְּתוֹךְ כַּף הַקָּלַע”
“Should anyone rise up to pursue you and to seek your life, then the life of my lord shall be bound in the bundle of the living with YHVH your God; but the lives of your enemies He will sling out as from the hollow of a sling.”
The reincarnation process is complex and not easily known to people. Some go through an easy process, and some go through the most difficult and most painful process that is the “Hollow of a sling”. This process is forced on those who did evil without repenting. During this process, the soul is cast away through different worlds like a stone sling out from the hollow of a sling. That soul cannot rest in the constant movement and the pain it suffers is extreme.
Studying the Zohar is a gift and opportunity given to us to cleanse our soul to have an easy path of incarnation. If we earn enough merits, we won’t have to reincarnate and suffer the process until the Resurrection.
There are very few places in the Torah and Bible that give us clues to the process after Life. The verse above tells about souls that have merits to be in the ‘bundle of livings’ and get Resurrected and the group on the opposite side of those who will be placed in the ‘hollow of a sling‘ and thrown like a stone in every direction with great suffering.