Daily Zohar # 4091 – Lech Lecha – Pave an easy path for your soul
Daily Zohar 4091
147. וְהַנֶּפֶשׁ הוֹלֶכֶת וְרוֹצָה לַעֲלוֹת. וְכַמָּה דְרָגוֹת לִדְרָגוֹת לַעֲלוֹת, הִיא מְשׁוֹטֶטֶת וּפוֹגֶשֶׁת בַּקְּלִפּוֹת שֶׁל אוֹרוֹת הַטֻּמְאָה. אִם הִיא טְהוֹרָה, שֶׁלֹּא נִטְמְאָה בַיּוֹם, עוֹלָה לְמַעְלָה. וְאִם לֹא טְהוֹרָה, נִטְמֵאת בֵּינֵיהֶם וְנִדְבֶּקֶת בָּהֶם וְלֹא עוֹלָה יוֹתֵר.
Zohar Lech Lecha
Continued from previous DZ
Rabbi Shimon was walking on the road, and with him were Rabbi Elazar, his son, Rabbi Abba, and Rabbi Yehuda. While they were walking, Rabbi Shimon said, I wonder how the people of the world do not look to understand the words of the Torah and know what the ways of the world are.
“נַפְשִׁי אִוִּיתִיךָ בַּלַּיְלָה אַף רוּחִי בְקִרְבִּי אֲשַׁחֲרֶךָּ כִּי כַּאֲשֶׁר מִשְׁפָּטֶיךָ לָאָרֶץ צֶדֶק לָמְדוּ יֹשְׁבֵי תֵבֵל.”
“With my soul, I have desired You in the night, Yes, by my spirit within me I will seek You early; For when Your judgments are in the earth, The inhabitants of the world will learn righteousness.”
Rabbi Shimon quotes this verse and explains that when a person goes to sleep in bed, the soul leaves the body and goes up to face the king; only one part of the life of the heart stays in the body.
And the soul leaves the body and seeks to ascend, and there are many levels to go up. The soul wanders and comes across Klipot from the impure side. If the soul is pure, meaning it was not defiled with the body during the day, it goes up. If the soul is not pure, it becomes defiled among these Klipot that cling to it, and the soul cannot rise further.
The Bedtime Shema is a ‘sword’ we use to kill the impurities on the soul’s path and ascend higher.
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