Daily Zohar # 3321 – Tazria – Do not fret because of the wicked
Daily Zohar 3321
79. עוֹד יֵשׁ צַדִּיק אֹבֵד בְּצִדְקוֹ, שֶׁכַּאֲשֶׁר הָרְשָׁעִים רַבִּים בָּעוֹלָם וְהַדִּין תָּלוּי (בַּחֲטָאֵיהֶם), הַצַּדִּיק אֹבֵד בְּצִדְקוֹ, הוּא נִתְפָּס בְּחֶטְאָם, כְּמוֹ אַבָּא שֶׁנִּתְפָּס בַּחֲטָאֵי בְּנֵי עִירוֹ, שֶׁכֻּלָּם הָיוּ חֲצוּפִים (אֵלָיו), וְהוּא לֹא הִתְרָה בָהֶם וְלֹא בִיֵּשׁ אוֹתָם לְעוֹלָמִים, וּמָחָה בְיָדֵינוּ שֶׁלֹּא נִתְגָּרֶה בָּרְשָׁעִים (וְלֹא מִחָה בְיָדָם שֶׁלֹּא לְהִתְגָּרוֹת בָּהֶם), וְהָיָה אוֹמֵר לָנוּ, (תהלים לז) לְדָוִד אַל תִּתְחַר בַּמְּרֵעִים אַל תְּקַנֵּא בְּעֹשֵׂי עַוְלָה. אָמַר אָבִי, וַדַּאי הַקָּדוֹשׁ בָּרוּךְ הוּא הֶעֱנִישׁ אוֹתִי בָּזֶה, שֶׁהֲרֵי הָיְתָה רְשׁוּת בְּיָדִי לִמְחוֹת בִּידֵיהֶם וְלֹא עָשִׂיתִי, וְלֹא בִיַּשְׁתִּי (הוֹכַחְתִּי) אוֹתָם לֹא בַסֵּתֶר וְלֹא בַגָּלוּי.
“אֶת הַכֹּל רָאִיתִי בִּימֵי הֶבְלִי יֵשׁ צַדִּיק אֹבֵד בְּצִדְקוֹ וְיֵשׁ רָשָׁע מַאֲרִיךְ בְּרָעָתוֹ.”
“I have seen everything in my days of vanity (pointless): There is a just (Tzadik) man who perishes (lost) in his righteousness, And there is a wicked man who prolongs life in his wickedness.”
Continued from previous DZ
When the world has more wicked people than tzadikim, the moon is ‘dimmed’. The light from Yessod has pushed away and the Tzadikim are in a state of ‘loss’ because there is a greater distance between Yessod and Malchut/moon. Since Yessod is the source of joy for the Tzadikim, they suffer when there are more wicked people in the world.
The wicked keep their connection to the Left without interference.
The Tzadikim suffer because the judgments of the wicked spread in the world and affect them.
“לְדָוִד אַל תִּתְחַר בַּמְּרֵעִים אַל תְּקַנֵּא בְּעֹשֵׂי עַוְלָה.”
“A Psalm of David. Do not fret because of evildoers, Be not envious toward wrongdoers.”
The Zohar explains this verse and says that the Holy One Blessed be He punished King David for not scolding the wicked in public or secretly.
We should not be quiet when we see people close to us doing something bad. We let them know our view on their actions, explain the way of the Light and pull back to keep safe. We should always take into consideration that we may interpret their actions incorrectly.
Naturally, we wish to avoid the wicked and leave them alone just not to get hurt or be influenced by them. The result of ignoring evil is that their power grows and affects us and our connection to the Light. If we let evil grow, it won’t stop because that is the nature of evil. It wants to swallow more and more from anything and anyone around them.
We do not engage with evil because we fear the consequences. We were tamed by the evildoers of the world to stay in our small worlds and be happy with the little that we have while they spread their rein all over.
Many of us are blind to the spread of evil in the world and how small and dependent they made us. The result is a great distance from the Light.
Evil had reached a point that is considered to be the 49th gate of impurity. If evil reaches the 50th gate, the world would collapse into great darkness. Our blindness brought the Holy One Blessed be He to support the Tzadikim. He ‘locked’ us in our homes and takes the fight against the evil side using his loyal emissaries in this world.
The lockdown we experience now all over the world is in Biblical proportions. The best conclusion is that a silent war is going on to expose evil and remove it from the world. When it is done, we will be free and the ‘moon’ will shine again for the Tzadikim and for all of us who are connected to the Torah.
The evil side is as strong as heavy darkness but we can break it simply by revealing Light with our studies and prayers.
There are many rabbis and community leaders that see these world events as significant signs to the coming of Mashiach in our days. I pray, hope and believe that this can be very true but at the same time we should not be dependent on these thoughts and expectations. Most of us are home and have more time for Torah and Zohar studies. This would hasten the coming of Mashiach more than waiting to open the door for Mashiach.
Open your consciousness wide, do not follow the news channels that most of them serve and give voice to the evil side. When you study, ask Hashem to help you see the truth and avoid the influence of Evil. Stay safe and healthy.