Daily Zohar # 4250 – Emor – What is your deed’s balance
Daily Zohar 4250
232. אֶלָּא שְׁנֵי דִּבְרֵי חָכְמָה יֵשׁ בּוֹ, וּשְׁנֵיהֶם כָּךְ. אֶחָד, כְּמוֹ שֶׁשָּׁנִינוּ, שֶׁמַּעֲשִׂים טוֹבִים שֶׁאָדָם עוֹשֶׂה בָּעוֹלָם הַזֶּה, עוֹשִׂים לוֹ בְּאוֹתוֹ הָעוֹלָם לְבוּשׁ נִכְבָּד עֶלְיוֹן לְהִתְלַבֵּשׁ בָּהֶם. וּכְשֶׁאָדָם מְתַקֵּן מַעֲשִׂים טוֹבִים, וְגוֹבְרִים עָלָיו מַעֲשִׂים רָעִים, וְהַקָּדוֹשׁ בָּרוּךְ הוּא מַשְׁגִּיחַ בּוֹ, וּמַעֲשָׂיו הָרָעִים רַבִּים, וְהוּא רָשָׁע, שֶׁנִּמְצָא חוֹטֵא לִפְנֵי אֲדוֹנוֹ, וְתוֹהֶה עַל אוֹתָן טוֹבוֹת שֶׁעָשָׂה בָּרִאשׁוֹנָה, הֲרֵי נֶאֱבָד הוּא מִן הַכֹּל, מֵהָעוֹלָם הַזֶּה וּמֵהָעוֹלָם הַבָּא. מָה עוֹשֶׂה הַקָּדוֹשׁ בָּרוּךְ הוּא מֵאוֹתָן טוֹבוֹת שֶׁעָשָׂה הַחוֹטֵא הַזֶּה בָּרִאשׁוֹנָה?
Continued from previous DZ
Rabbi Aba said to him, until now you still haven’t gotten to the bottom of the matter. You said it well, and what the friends said is also beautiful. But, if so, it should say covered with a sin, what is the covering of a sin?
Rabbi Abba replies, there are two aspects of wisdom in the scripture “כְּסוּי חֲטָאָה” “covering a sin”, and they are, one, as we learned, that from the good deeds that a person does in this world, they make for him a supernal garment to wear in the upper world. And when a person did good deeds, but his bad deeds exceeded the good, the Holy One, Blessed be He sees that his bad deeds are many more than his good deeds, and considered him wicked. He is found indebted to his Master, because the debts are more than his merits. If he wonders and regrets the good deeds he did before, then he is lost from all , from this world and from the world to come.
He asks, what does the Holy One Blessed be He make of those good deeds that that sinner did earlier.
The good deeds are not lost, and the question would be answered in the next study