Daily Zohar # 4237 – Acharei Mot – From the top of the mountain to the depths of the sea
Daily Zohar 4237
129. וְלָמַדְנוּ, הָאִישׁ הַזֶּה שֶׁהָיָה הוֹלֵךְ לַמִּדְבָּר, כְּשֶׁהִגִּיעַ שָׁם אוֹתוֹ שָׂעִיר, הָיָה עוֹלֶה לָהָר, וְדוֹחֶה אוֹתוֹ בִּשְׁתֵּי יָדָיו, וְלֹא הָיָה מַגִּיעַ לַחֲצִי הָהָר עַד שֶׁנַּעֲשָׂה אֵיבָרִים אֵיבָרִים, וְאוֹתוֹ אִישׁ הָיָה אוֹמֵר: כָּךְ יִמָּחוּ עֲווֹנוֹת עַמְּךָ וְגוֹ’. וּמִשּׁוּם שֶׁעוֹלֶה אוֹתוֹ קָטֵגוֹר וְנַעֲשֶׂה סָנֵגוֹר שֶׁל יִשְׂרָאֵל, אָז הַקָּדוֹשׁ בָּרוּךְ הוּא, אֶת כָּל חֲטָאֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל וְכָל מַה שֶּׁכָּתוּב בְּאוֹתָם פְּתָקִים שֶׁלְּמַעְלָה לְהַזְכִּיר אֶת חֲטָאֵי בְּנֵי הָאָדָם, הוּא נוֹטֵל אוֹתָם וְזוֹרֵק אוֹתָם כְּמוֹ זֶה לְמָקוֹם שֶׁנִּקְרָא מְצוּלוֹת יָם. זֶהוּ שֶׁכָּתוּב (מיכה ז) וְתַשְׁלִיךְ בִּמְצֻלוֹת יָם כָּל חַטֹּאתָם.
Zohar Acharei Mot
Continued from previous DZ
In Gush Chalav (a city), there was a man who, wherever he struck with his hand, he caused death, and people were not getting close to him. In Syria, there was a man who, wherever he looked, everything would turn bad even if his intention were good. One day a man was walking in the market, and his face was shining, that man came and looked at him, and his eye burst. Because of this, for everything, whether good or bad, someone is built for it. Therefore, it is written, “A good eye will be blessed.” Do not read “blessed” but “blesses.”
We should never belittle the power of the eyes, our own or others. Avoid people with different or strange eyes. If they look crooked or abnormal, then if not yet corrected, in most cases, that person may radiate energy that we should avoid.
We learned about this “אִישׁ עִתִּי” ‘suitable man’ who was going with the scapegoat to the desert, and when he got there with the goat, he would go up the mountain and pushed the goat away with both hands and before reaching half the mountain, the goat breaks limb by limb. And that person would say, “So shall the iniquities of your people be removed…”. And because of that, the prosecutor rises and becomes Israel’s defender (as above in #118), then the Holy One, Blessed be he, takes all the iniquities of Israel, and everything that is written, in these judgments above, to mention the iniquities of the people, and throws them into this as the scapegoat was thrown from the mountain to the place called “מְצוּלוֹת יָם” “the depths of the sea,” It is the secret of the place of darkness and judgments that is on the left side, under Malchut, called “ים” “Sea.” As it is written;
“יָשׁוּב יְרַחֲמֵנוּ יִכְבֹּשׁ עֲוֹנֹתֵינוּ וְתַשְׁלִיךְ בִּמְצֻלוֹת יָם כָּל חַטֹּאותָם.”
“He will again have compassion on us And will subdue our iniquities. You will cast all our sins Into the depths of the sea.”
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