Daily Zohar # 3727 – Vayelech – He brings down to hell and brings up
Continued from previous DZ
We learned that one who goes down to Avadon that is also called ‘תַחְתִּית’ ‘Lowest’ is the lowest level of Gehennam, from where one never go up. This person is considered as lost from all worlds. Into Avadon, they bring those who despise saying Amen. This person is judged for ignoring and losing Amens. He is lowered to a place in Gehennam where there is no opening. This aspect is described in;
“כָּלָה עָנָן וַיֵּלַךְ כֵּן יוֹרֵד שְׁאוֹל לֹא יַעֲלֶה.”
“As the cloud disappears and vanishes away, So he who goes down to the grave (Sheol) does not come up.”
The Zohar also quotes the verse below to point to a contradiction. In the previous verse, it says, “Who goes down to Sheol does not come up,” and the verse below says that YHVH brings down to Sheol and also brings up.
1 Samuel 2:6
“יְהוָה מֵמִית וּמְחַיֶּה מוֹרִיד שְׁאוֹל וַיָּעַל.”
“YHVH kills and makes alive; He brings down to the grave (Sheol) and brings up.”
The Zohar explains that Sheol is the upper part of the lowest level of Gehennam. It is possible to go up from this level that is called Sheol. The lowest part of Sheol is called Avadon, and this is the level where the soul is lost forever.
To avoid getting lost in ‘Avadon’ we should not miss any opportunity to do good. Even if we had a lot of sins in the past, that may put us in the lowest level of Gehennam, every Torah and Zohar study, positive action, and tzedakah nullify past wrongs and elevates us higher and shortened our stay in ‘hell’ until we reach the opening that transfer us to the Garden of Eden.
On Rosh Hashanah we are judge for our actions and the coming year is ‘programmed’ for us with opportunities to ‘correct’ the past.
At the same time the soul in Gehennam and the Garden of Eden are judged and elevated or lowered for the legacy they left behind. Children that do positive actions in the name of their parents help their soul elevated every Rosh Hashanah.
We do more good actions, study, and Tzedakah during the days before Rosh Hashanah to benefit ourselves and parents that are in heaven.
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