95. וְשָׁנִינוּ, כָּל אוֹתָם מַנְהִיגֵי הָעוֹלָם שֶׁנִּמְצָאִים בְּכָל דּוֹר וָדוֹר, טֶרֶם שֶׁיָּבֹאוּ לָעוֹלָם, הֲרֵי הָיוּ עוֹמְדִים לְפָנָיו בַּדְּיוֹקָן שֶׁלָּהֶם. (וְכָךְ שָׁנִינוּ) אֲפִלּוּ כָּל אוֹתָן נִשְׁמוֹת בְּנֵי הָאָדָם טֶרֶם שֶׁיָּרְדוּ לָעוֹלָם, כֻּלָּן חֲקוּקוֹת לְפָנָיו בָּרָקִיעַ בְּאוֹתוֹ דְיוֹקָן מַמָּשׁ שֶׁהֵם בָּעוֹלָם הַזֶּה. וְכָל מַה שֶּׁלּוֹמְדִים בָּעוֹלָם הַזֶּה, הַכֹּל יָדְעוּ טֶרֶם בּוֹאָם לָעוֹלָם. וְשָׁנִינוּ, זֶה בְּאוֹתָם צַדִּיקֵי אֱמֶת.
Zohar Achare Mot
“מַה שֶּׁהָיָה כְּבָר הוּא וַאֲשֶׁר לִהְיוֹת כְּבָר הָיָה וְהָאֱלֹהִים יְבַקֵּשׁ אֶת נִרְדָּף.”
“That which is has already been, And what is to be has already been; And God requires an account of what is past.”
Rabbi Chiya says that before God created this world, he was creating worlds and destroying them. This is the secret of the ‘Breaking of the Vessels’. When God decided to create this world, he consulted with the Torah that is the secret of the center column. Then he established the foundation and created this world. Everything in this world was already known in existence before creation.
We learned that before the world was created the leaders that exist in every generation in this world were present in front of the Holy One Blessed be He, in their own image. Even the actual image and shape of all human souls were in front of the Holy One Blessed be He in heavens before they came to this world. Everything they learn in this world was known to them before they came to this world. We learn that this is true with the truly righteous people.
Our souls know everything needed to know before she comes to life in this world. As we read above, God created the world using the Torah. Everything we need to know is in the Torah, and by following the Torah we put ourselves on the true righteous path, and everything we need to do in this world is revealed to us.
What is the ‘breaking of the vessels’
The breaking of the vessels was the process of preparing vessels for the Light from the Endless to have different levels in the process of spreading light from above to below.
Watch this video for more on the breaking of the vessels.: https://dailyzohar.com/tol-002/
Friday is a good day to make a ** Donation, especially if you didn’t make a donation in the past week. Giving on Friday, which is an aspect of Yessod, expands the vessel for the Light and honor of Shabbat.
** Your donation doesn’t have to be given to the same place every week. You can alternate or split your donation among those who benefit you spiritually.