Daily Zohar 3993
Holy Zohar text. Daily Zohar -3993

Hebrew translation:

209. אָמַר לוֹ, אִי רַבִּי, אִי רַבִּי, כְּשֶׁעוֹלִים לְמַעְלָה, כָּל אוֹתָם רוּחוֹת זְכָרִים וּנְקֵבוֹת בְּאוֹתוֹ זְמַן שׁוֹמְעִים (כַּמָּה) דְּבָרִים חֲדָשִׁים וְעַתִּיקִים, יוֹרְדִים וְנִכְנָסִים לְתוֹךְ הַיְשִׁיבָה, וּמַחֲזִירִים דְּבָרִים לִפְנֵי רֹאשׁ הַיְשִׁיבָה, וְהוּא מְלַמְּדָם דָּבָר עַל קִיּוּמוֹ. כְּשֶׁעוֹלִים, מִתְפַּשְּׁטִים מִלְּבוּשֵׁיהֶם וְעוֹלִים. כְּשֶׁיּוֹרְדִים, מִתְלַבְּשִׁים בִּלְבוּשֵׁיהֶם שֶׁל אוֹתוֹ גּוּף.
210. אִי רַבִּי, אִי רַבִּי, כַּמָּה דְבָרִים חֲדָשִׁים מִתּוֹךְ רֹאשׁ הַיְשִׁיבָה. אַשְׁרָיו מִי שֶׁמַּקְטִין עַצְמוֹ בָּעוֹלָם הַזֶּה, כַּמָּה הוּא גָּדוֹל וְעֶלְיוֹן בָּעוֹלָם הַהוּא. וְכָךְ פָּתַח רֹאשׁ הַיְשִׁיבָה: מִי שֶׁהוּא קָטָן – הוּא גָּדוֹל, וּמִי שֶׁהוּא גָּדוֹל – הוּא קָטָן, שֶׁכָּתוּב (בראשית כג) וַיִּהְיוּ חַיֵּי שָׂרָה מֵאָה שָׁנָה וְעֶשְׂרִים שָׁנָה וְשֶׁבַע שָׁנִים. מֵאָה, שֶׁהוּא חֶשְׁבּוֹן גָּדוֹל, כָּתוּב בּוֹ שָׁנָה, קְטַן הַשָּׁנִים, לְאֶחָד הִקְטִינוֹ. שֶׁבַע, שֶׁהוּא חֶשְׁבּוֹן קָטָן, הִגְדִּילוֹ וְרִבָּה אוֹתוֹ, שֶׁכָּתוּב שֶׁבַע שָׁנִים. בֹּא וּרְאֵה שֶׁלֹּא הִגְדִּיל הַקָּדוֹשׁ בָּרוּךְ הוּא אֶלָּא לַמַּקְטִין. לֹא הִקְטִין אֶלָּא לְמִי שֶׁהִתְגַּדֵּל. אַשְׁרֵי מִי שֶׁמַּקְטִין עַצְמוֹ בָּעוֹלָם הַזֶּה, כַּמָּה הוּא גָּדוֹל בְּעִלּוּי בְּאוֹתוֹ הָעוֹלָם.


Zohar Shelach Lecha
Continued from previous DZ
When all these males’ and females’ souls ascend at night while sleeping, they hear new and old things. They enter the Yeshiva and repeat what they heard before the head of the Yeshiva. Then he explains to them what they saw.
When their souls go up at night, they undress their clothes of this world to ascend. When they come back down, they get dressed again in the clothes of their bodies.

How new are the revelations from the Head of the Yeshiva? Blessed is he who humbles himself in this world, how much he is great and supreme in the upper world. The head of the Yeshiva said, whoever is small is big, and he who is great is small. It is written
Genesis 23:1
“וַיִּהְיוּ חַיֵּי שָׂרָה מֵאָה שָׁנָה וְעֶשְׂרִים שָׁנָה וְשֶׁבַע שָׁנִים שְׁנֵי חַיֵּי שָׂרָה.”
“Sarah lived one hundred year and twenty year, and seven years; these were the years of the life of Sarah.”
One hundred, which is a large number, is written in a singular form, as ‘year,’ then twenty-year. Then the smallest number, Seven, was said as seven years, in the plural to make it significant.

The Holy One, Blessed be He, does not increase value but for those with self-humiliation. And the Holy One Blessed be He humiliates only those who make themselves above others. Blessed is he who humbles himself in this world, for he is exalted in the upper world.

Ego and pride in this world have a strong gravitational force that ‘grounds’ the person and shrinks his spiritual side.