112. וְאִם לֹא יִמָּצֵא עָלָיו סָנֵגוֹר – הֲרֵי הִתְחַיֵּב מֵהַדִּין לְהִסְתַּלֵּק מֵהָעוֹלָם. בְּאוֹתָהּ שָׁעָה כְּשֶׁשּׁוֹכֵב בְּקוֹלַר הַמֶּלֶךְ, עַד שֶׁמֵּרִים עֵינָיו, רוֹאֶה שֶׁבָּאִים אֵלָיו שְׁנַיִם שֶׁכּוֹתְבִים לְפָנָיו כָּל מַה שֶּׁעָשָׂה בָּעוֹלָם הַזֶּה, וְכָל מַה שֶּׁהוֹצִיא מִפִּיו, וְנוֹתֵן דִּין (חֶשְׁבּוֹן) עַל הַכֹּל וְכוֹתְבִים לְפָנָיו. זֶהוּ שֶׁכָּתוּב (עמוס ד) כִּי הִנֵּה יוֹצֵר הָרִים וּבֹרֵא רוּחַ וּמַגִּיד לְאָדָם מַה שֵּׂחוֹ וְגוֹ’. וְהוּא מוֹדֶה עֲלֵיהֶם.
People walk in this world and believe that they would live for a long time. Sometimes a person is put in ‘shackles’, meaning that he gets sick and tied to his bed because of his sins. While in this state, he is judged by others. If he has one good advocate, he is saved from punishment.
“אִם יֵשׁ עָלָיו מַלְאָךְ מֵלִיץ אֶחָד מִנִּי אָלֶף לְהַגִּיד לְאָדָם יָשְׁרוֹ”
“If there be for him an angel, An intercessor, one among a thousand, To vouch for a man’s uprightness;”
The good deeds of a person are the angels that stand for him when he needs them.
If there is no good advocate found for him then he is judged to pass away from this world. While he is shackled by the king to the bed, he raises his eyes and sees two that write everything he did in this world and every word that came out of his mouth. He is judged for everything and admits to his sins.
“כִּי הִנֵּה יוֹצֵר הָרִים וּבֹרֵא רוּחַ וּמַגִּיד לְאָדָם מַה שֵּׂחוֹ עֹשֵׂה שַׁחַר עֵיפָה וְדֹרֵךְ עַל בָּמֳתֵי אָרֶץ יְהוָה אֱלֹהֵי צְבָאוֹת שְׁמוֹ.”
“For behold, He who forms mountains, And creates the wind, Who declares to man what his thought is, And makes the morning darkness, Who treads the high places of the earth— YHVH God of hosts is His name.”
The Holy Ari teaches us that every action and every word we speak out creates an angel with a positive or negative force.
The Zohar teaches us here that every word counts when we arrive at the moment of truth. Most of us are peaceful in nature but if we get hurt by another, we release our mouth with words that won’t say in a peaceful time. It is important to keep away from speaking negatively and or with anger even if others hurt us. They will be judged for their actions but we may experience harsher punishments if we make this a big and negative issue.
This spiritual principle is that if we don’t have something positive to say, we stay silent.