Daily Zohar # 3371 – Shelach – The day death stopped
104. קוֹל הִתְעוֹרֵר: לְכוּ הִתְכַּנְּסוּ, הֲרֵי אָהֳלִיאָב עוֹמֵד עַל עָמְדוֹ, וְכָל אוֹתָן קָתֶדְרָאוֹת עִמּוֹ. לְשָׁעָה פָּרְחוּ כֻלָּם וְלֹא רָאוּ דָבָר. נִשְׁאֲרוּ לְבַד תַּחַת אִילָנוֹת הַגִּנָּה. רָאוּ פֶּתַח אַחֵר, נִכְנְסוּ לְשָׁם, רָאוּ הֵיכָל אֶחָד, נִכְנְסוּ וְיָשְׁבוּ שָׁם. שְׁנֵי עֲלָמִים הָיוּ שָׁם. הֵרִימוּ עֵינַיִם, וְרָאוּ מִשְׁכָּן אֶחָד מְרֻקָּם בְּכָל מִינֵי צִיּוּרִים וּגְוָנִים שֶׁל הָעוֹלָם, וְעָלָיו פְּרוּסָה פְּרִיסַת אוֹר נוֹצֶצֶת שֶׁלֹּא יְכוֹלוֹת הָעֵינַיִם לְהִסְתַּכֵּל. (וּכְפִי שְׁנֵי מִילִין רָאוּ תוֹךְ אוֹתוֹ הַמִּשְׁכָּן עַד מְקוֹם פְּרִיסַת הַפָּרֹכֶת שֶׁלֹּא רָאוּ) מִשָּׁם וָהָלְאָה לֹא רָאוּ כְלוּם.
This study is dedicated to successful operations done today (Thursday), especially for my friend LC. B”H all goes well.
Please meditate that all surgeons doing operations today are channels for the light of healing coming from YHVH.
Zohar Shelach Lecha
Rabbi Ilai brought Rabbi Chiya and Rabbi Yitzhak to the garden where they saw people dig graves and die immediately, then return to life in bright holy bodies.
They asked for an explanation and rabbi Ilai told them that every day, they lie down in the graves they dug for themselves and the impurities they carried before get consumed and they can stand back in new and pure bodies.
The Israelites stood on Mount Sinai in pure bodies but after they sinned, the evil inclination got attached to them and pushed away from their holiness as we read in Exodus 33:6
“וַיִּתְנַצְּלוּ בְנֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל אֶת עֶדְיָם מֵהַר חוֹרֵב.”
“So the children of Israel stripped themselves of their ornaments by Mount Horeb.”
A voice came out and announced, “Go and congregate because Aholiav stands in his place ready to speak”. The scholars that were present flew away, leaving the Rabbis in the garden. They noticed another opening and entered there. They saw a large room with two youths. They entered and sat down and when they looked around they saw a decorated dwelling with artistic embroideries and different colors of the world. Above the room was a curtain of sparkling light that their eyes were not able to look at. They couldn’t see anything beyond the curtain.
The sin of the Golden Calf drew great negativity to the people. The sin of the evil speech made by the 10 spies that came later, caused greater negativity that couldn’t enter the Holy Land. God decreed that the generation that left Egypt will die in the wilderness. Every day, the people were digging their own grave and lying in them during the night. In the morning the living rose up and the dead were buried. This was going on every day until one day they all of them got up from their graves and it was a great joy for all. This event is one of the reasons we celebrate the 15th of Av, the day death stopped.
At older times, righteous people used to dig their own grave and visit it from time to time to keep reminding themselves that life is temporary and the focus is on how to make their soul better forever. Nowadays we can draw and write our own tombstone and look at it to remind us what is truly important in our lives.
B”H we see the day when death is stopped forever.