Daily Zohar # 4236 – Acharei Mot – Avoid the damaging radiation of the evil eye
Daily Zohar 4236
126. בֹּא וּרְאֵה מַה כָּתוּב, (שם) וַיָּשֶׁת אֶל הַמִּדְבָּר פָּנָיו, כְּדֵי שֶׁיִּתְעוֹרֵר מֵאוֹתוֹ צַד שֶׁהוּא שׁוֹלֵט שָׁם, וְיָבֹא בְהַלְשָׁנָה עַל יִשְׂרָאֵל. מַה כָּתוּב בַּכֹּהֲנִים? (משלי כב) טוֹב עַיִן הוּא יְבֹרָךְ, שֶׁהוּא הָיָה מְזֻמָּן לָזֶה וְשׁוֹרָה בְרָכָה בַּהַשְׁגָּחָה שֶׁלּוֹ. וְעַל זֶה שָׁנִינוּ, יִסְטֶה אָדָם אֲפִלּוּ מִמֵּאָה דְרָכִים וְלֹא יִפְגֹּשׁ אָדָם שֶׁיֵּשׁ לוֹ עַיִן רָעָה.
127. אַף כָּאן, וְשִׁלַּח בְּיַד אִישׁ עִתִּי – שֶׁהוּא מְזֻמָּן לָזֶה וְרָשׁוּם לָזֶה, וְהַכֹּהֵן הָיָה מַכִּיר בּוֹ עַיִן אַחַת יוֹתֵר מֵאַחֶרֶת מְעַט. הָעוֹר שֶׁעַל הָעַיִן מְכֻסֶּה בִּשְׂעָרוֹת רַבּוֹת, הָעַיִן מְכֻחֶלֶת וְלֹא מִסְתַּכֵּל יָשָׁר, זֶהוּ הָאָדָם הַמְזֻמָּן לְכָךְ וְהָרָאוּי לוֹ. וְעַל זֶה כָּתוּב בְּיַד אִישׁ עִתִּי.
Zohar Acharei Mot
Continued from previous DZ
There is a man ready to be a channel for curses, and wherever he looks, curses, evil, and panic will come. It is like Balaam, who was called “רַע עַיִן” “evil eye” because he was ready to make evil and not good. Even when he blesses, his blessing does not come true. When he cursed, everything he looked at and cursed came true, even for a moment. Therefore it is written about Balaam, “שְׁתֻם הָעָיִן” “the man whose eye was closed” (Numbers 24:3) because wherever his eyes ruled, the place was cursed.
“וַיַּרְא בִּלְעָם כִּי טוֹב בְּעֵינֵי יְהוָה לְבָרֵךְ אֶת יִשְׂרָאֵל וְלֹא הָלַךְ כְּפַעַם בְּפַעַם לִקְרַאת נְחָשִׁים וַיָּשֶׁת אֶל הַמִּדְבָּר פָּנָיו.”
“Now when Balaam saw that it pleased YHVH to bless Israel, he did not go as at other times, to seek to use sorcery (נְחָשִׁים), but he set his face toward the wilderness.”
He set his face toward the desert so the side that ruled there, the Sitra Achra, would wake up and come with accusations against Israel.
About the priests, it is written; “טוֹב עַיִן הוּא יְבֹרָךְ” “He who has a good eye will be blessed” because the priest is ready for it, and the blessing comes to where he set his eyes. And so we learned that a person should avoid even a hundred ways and not meet someone with an evil eye.
Even here, the priest sent the goat with a “suitable man,” meaning the man was ready and dedicated to it. The priest would recognize the “suitable” person because one of his eyes was a little bigger than the other, the skin over the eye, that is, the eyelids, was covered with large hairs, his eye was blue in color, and he did not look straight. This person was ready to send the scapegoat to its destination.
A person with an evil eye is dangerous because as the eyes can see far, so is the reach of a person with damaging ‘radiation’ coming from his evil eyes.
We should follow the Zohar’s suggestion and avoid getting close to such a person because it is hard to remove once we are infected with the evil eye.