Daily Zohar # 4226 – Tazria – Break the stones in your house to find gold
Daily Zohar 4226
161. שְׁתֵּי עֲשִׁירֻיּוֹת נָטְלוּ יִשְׂרָאֵל, אַחַת כְּשֶׁיָּצְאוּ מִגָּלוּת מִצְרַיִם, וְאַחַת כְּשֶׁנִּכְנְסוּ לָאָרֶץ. רַבִּי שִׁמְעוֹן אָמַר, כָּל זֶה וַדַּאי הָיָה לְקַדֵּשׁ אֶת הָאָרֶץ, וּלְהַעֲבִיר רוּחַ הַטֻּמְאָה מִן הָאָרֶץ וּמִתּוֹךְ יִשְׂרָאֵל. וּכְשֶׁהַבַּיִת הָיָה מְנֻתָּץ, הָיָה נִמְצָא בּוֹ מָמוֹן לִבְנוֹת אוֹתוֹ וּלְמַלֵּא אֶת בֵּיתוֹ, כְּדֵי שֶׁלֹּא יִצְטַעֵר עַל הַבַּיִת וְיִשְׁהוּ בְדִיּוּר שֶׁל קְדֻשָּׁה.
Continued from previous DZ
Rabbi Yehuda said, If so, how to explain the verse in Deuteronomy 6:11
“וּבָתִּים מְלֵאִים כָּל טוּב אֲשֶׁר לֹא מִלֵּאתָ וּבֹרֹת חֲצוּבִים אֲשֶׁר לֹא חָצַבְתָּ כְּרָמִים וְזֵיתִים אֲשֶׁר לֹא נָטָעְתָּ וְאָכַלְתָּ וְשָׂבָעְתָּ.”
“houses full of all good things, which you did not fill, hewn-out wells which you did not dig, vineyards and olive trees which you did not plant—when you have eaten and are full—”
If the spirit of impurity dwells within them, how are they full of all good? Rabbi Elazar said, “Full of all good things, with wealth, silver, gold, and everything.” as the wealth that was taken from Egypt. It is written,
“וְעֵינְכֶם אַל תָּחֹס עַל כְּלֵיכֶם כִּי טוּב כָּל אֶרֶץ מִצְרַיִם לָכֶם הוּא.”
“Also, do not be concerned about your goods, for the best of all, the land of Egypt is yours.'”
Rabbi Yehuda said all the houses of the Egyptians were full of sorcerers and worshiping idols, and how did the scripture say, “All the best of Egypt”? But, he explained that it was told “good” for the wealth of the land of Egypt. Even here in the land they entered, it says “houses full of good things” for the wealth and money in them.
Israel took wealth twice, once when they left the exile in Egypt, and once when they entered the land, that is, when they broke down the affected houses. Rabbi Shimon said that the plagues that infected the houses were to sanctify the land and to remove the spirit of impurity from the land and from Israel (# 149), and with that, when the house was destroyed, each one found money in it, enough to build and fill the house, so that they would not regret destroying the first house, and live in a dwelling of holiness.
The house is the aspect of our vessel, and the stones are the aspect of the parts of our vessel that were infected with impurities.
We should never regret breaking down negative aspects in ourselves or our environments because, after their destruction, we can find a wealth of ‘gold’ that is the force of positive renewal.
Many people connected to the pure system by studying the Torah and following the righteous path feel their world is destroyed. Since they moved to the ‘Promised Land’ that is Holy, Hashem gives them opportunities to break down old and negative habits to purify themselves and inherit the wealth of the world to come.
To those who are ‘challenged,’ I say, stay on the path, and you will find ‘gold’ sooner or later, BUT NEVER GIVE UP!