Daily Zohar # 3886 – Pekudei – Accumulate your rewards
Daily Zohar 3886
65. בֹּא וּרְאֵה, הַכֹּל הִתְתַּקֵּן וְהִתְגַּלָּה לִפְנֵי הַקָּדוֹשׁ בָּרוּךְ הוּא, וְאַף עַל פִּי שֶׁבָּלָק וּבִלְעָם לֹא הִתְכַּוְּנוּ עַל הַקָּדוֹשׁ בָּרוּךְ הוּא, הַכֹּל הִתְתַּקֵּן לְפָנָיו, וְלֹא גָרַע מִשְּׂכָרָם כְּלוּם בָּעוֹלָם הַזֶּה. בְּאוֹתוֹ זְמַן שָׁלְטוּ עַל יִשְׂרָאֵל, שֶׁגָּרַם אוֹתוֹ קָרְבָּן לְהִסְתַּלֵּק מִיִּשְׂרָאֵל עֶשְׂרִים וְאַרְבָּעָה אֶלֶף, פְּרָט לְכָל אֵלּוּ שֶׁנֶּהֶרְגוּ, שֶׁכָּתוּב (במדבר כה) הִרְגוּ אִישׁ וַאֲנָשָׁיו הַנִּצְמָדִים לְבַעַל פְּעוֹר, וְכָתוּב קַח אֶת כָּל רָאשֵׁי הָעָם וְהוֹקַע אוֹתָם לַה’. וְעַד כָּעֵת אוֹתוֹ קָרְבָּן הָיָה תָּלוּי לְהִפָּרַע מִיִּשְׂרָאֵל. שִׁבְעָה מִזְבְּחוֹת כְּחֶשְׁבּוֹן אַרְבָּעִים וּשְׁנַיִם.
Continued from previous DZ
There is another secret about why the Holy One Blessed be He delays punishments for the wicked in this world. Because this world is part of the other side, the world to come is for the holy side, and the righteous that would be there with a crown of honor for their master.
The two worlds are standing one opposite the other. On one side, the world to come that is Holy and where the righteous receive their rewards. On the other side, stand this world that is the side of impurity and where the wicked can have temporary benefits.
Blessed are righteous who have no part in this world but the next world.
The GPS of the righteous is ‘programmed’ with a Final destination that is the world to come, where they can have immortality and endless rewards.
Our body in this world is just a tool for the soul to use and progress toward the final goal. After the sin, we lost the immortality state, and Hashem ‘dressed’ us with new clothes (Genesis 3:21).
As long as we ‘wear’ the body, we need to work the Tikun process, study, do good, and avoid evil.
When our ‘clothes’ are worn out and need to ‘retire,’ we want to be in a state that we finished the work and are worthy of receiving the endless rewards in the world to come because all rewards are temporary in this world. If we don’t finish our work and our clothes expire, we receive new ‘clothes’ and keep coming to the working camp.
When we receive rewards while in the process of ‘working,’ we should give thanks to the ‘Master’ for what we receive so the rewards won’t be taken away from our final ‘pay.’ We have blessings and appreciation processes for every aspect of rewards that we receive in this world.
Most of the time, past inequities claim the merits of our good deeds, so if we ask for a gift based on our merits, it doesn’t mean that we have enough merits to trade, and we may get exposed to judgments. Because of that, the sages recommend that we pray and meditate that even if we don’t have merits, we ask Hashem to grant our wishes from the supernal treasures of free gifts.
Everything done in this world is known to the Holy One Blessed be He. Even though Balak and Balaam did not mean to dedicate their sacrifices to the Holy One blessed be He, nothing from their reward in this world was detract
At that time, they ruled over Israel, and their sacrifices caused twenty-four thousand people from Israel to die. In addition to those who were killed, it is written,
“וַיֹּאמֶר יְהוָה אֶל מֹשֶׁה קַח אֶת כָּל רָאשֵׁי הָעָם וְהוֹקַע אוֹתָם לַיהוָה נֶגֶד הַשָּׁמֶשׁ וְיָשֹׁב חֲרוֹן אַף יְהוָה מִיִּשְׂרָאֵל.”
“וַיֹּאמֶר מֹשֶׁה אֶל שֹׁפְטֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל הִרְגוּ אִישׁ אֲנָשָׁיו הַנִּצְמָדִים לְבַעַל פְּעוֹר.”
“Then YHVH said to Moses, “Take all the leaders of the people and hang the offenders before YHVH, out in the sun, that the fierce anger of YHVH may turn away from Israel.”
“So Moses said to the judges of Israel, “Every one of you kills his men who joined to Baal of Peor.”
Balak and Balaam built seven altars and offered forty-two sacrifices upon them.
Hashem never misses a ‘payment.’ He waits for the wicked to repent, and until then, he rewards them for any positive deed. When they do more good than bad, the rewards are accumulated to receive in the world to come.