Daily Zohar # 3691 – Balak – Don’t be a leper
Continued from previous DZ
Balaam was that leper, far from humans. He called the King from the gate. The king heard him and said; this leper would not enter and contaminate my palace. I will go to him and warn him not to come close to the gate of my son and defile him.
So it says in Numbers 22:20
“וַיָּבֹא אֱלֹהִים אֶל בִּלְעָם לַיְלָה וַיֹּאמֶר לוֹ אִם לִקְרֹא לְךָ בָּאוּ הָאֲנָשִׁים קוּם לֵךְ אִתָּם וְאַךְ אֶת הַדָּבָר אֲשֶׁר אֲדַבֵּר אֵלֶיךָ אֹתוֹ תַעֲשֶׂה.”
“And God came to Balaam at night and said to him, “If the men come to call you, rise and go with them; but only the word which I speak to you—that you shall do.”
“וַיֹּאמֶר אֱלֹהִים אֶל בִּלְעָם לֹא תֵלֵךְ עִמָּהֶם לֹא תָאֹר אֶת הָעָם כִּי בָרוּךְ הוּא.”
“And God said to Balaam, “You shall not go with them; you shall not curse the people, for they are blessed.”
God told Balaam; do not come close to my son regardless if for a good or bad reason because you are completely impure.
Hashem called Moses by himself and not through a messenger. He called him from the Holy Tabernacle, the honorable palace that uppers and lowers desire and can’t come closer to.
As we get purer with in all aspects of our lives, we get closer to Hashem and he come closer to us and listen to our prayers.