Daily Zohar # 4012 – Balak – He who has a generous eye will be blessed
Daily Zohar 4012
382. אָמַר לוֹ רַבִּי אֶלְעָזָר, חַס וְשָׁלוֹם, שֶׁהֲרֵי בְּעַיִן טוֹבָה אָנוּ מַשְׁגִּיחִים בּוֹ. וּמַה שֶּׁאָמַרְתָּ חָמֵשׁ שָׁנִים, אוֹתָם חָמֵשׁ שָׁנִים (בראשית מה) אֲשֶׁר אֵין חָרִישׁ וְקָצִיר, שֶׁלֹּא תִקְצֹר אוֹתוֹ לְעוֹלָמִים. אָמַר רַבִּי אֶלְעָזָר לְרַבִּי אַבָּא, נֵשֵׁב כָּאן עַד שִׁבְעָה יָמִים כְּדֵי שֶׁהִתְיַשֵּׁב הַבַּיִת. שֶׁהֲרֵי כָּל שִׁבְעַת הַיָּמִים שֶׁהַנְּשָׁמָה יוֹצֵאת מֵהַגּוּף, הוֹלֶכֶת עֲרֻמָּה. וְכָעֵת שֶׁחָזְרָה, עַד עַכְשָׁו לֹא הִתְיַשְּׁבָה בִמְקוֹמָהּ עַד שִׁבְעָה יָמִים.
Continued from previous DZ
Rabbi Elazar took him on in his lap, between his arms, and all the friends wept. The boy told them, wise men, leave me with my father because my soul has not settled yet. Rabbi Elazar asks Rabbi Yossi how many days and years this child has. He told them, friends, please, don’t ask to know this because he hasn’t turned five yet.
Rabbi Elazar said to him, God forbids, we look at him with eyes that bless And as for the five years that you said, these are five years in which there is no plowing or harvesting. And you will never reap him either. Rabbi Elazar said to Rabbi Abba, we will sit here for seven days so that the soul will settle in the house because, during seven days after the soul leaves the body, it walks without its garments. And now that Rabbi Yossi’s soul went and returned, it needs seven days to settle down in its place.
Rabbi Yossi was worried about mentioning the age of the child because their souls were outside their bodies. Also, to avoid attracting evil eyes that come anywhere, a count is mentioned because counting creates limitations that id the domain of the other side.
The Light of Hashem is a pure blessing because it cannot be measured or counted.
Rabbi Elazar said “no plowing or harvesting” to block any negative energy from coming and reap the child from his father.
Rabbi Elazar made Rabbi Yossi feel better with his words, especially when saying, “God forbid,” I look at him with a good eye. A good eye is the opposite of evil eye and comes with blessings as it is written;
“טוֹב עַיִן הוּא יְבֹרָךְ כִּי נָתַן מִלַּחְמוֹ לַדָּל.”
“He who has a generous eye will be blessed, For he gives of his bread to the poor.”