Daily Zohar # 4441 – Vayechi – Nothing is forgotten
Daily Zohar 4441
168. לָמַדְנוּ, בְּשָׁעָה שֶׁאָדָם מֵת, נִתְּנָה לוֹ רְשׁוּת לִרְאוֹת, וְרוֹאֶה אֶצְלוֹ קְרוֹבָיו וַחֲבֵרָיו מֵאוֹתוֹ הָעוֹלָם, וְנוֹדָע לָהֶם, וְכֻלָּם חֲקוּקִים בִּדְמֻיּוֹתֵיהֶם כְּמוֹ שֶׁהָיוּ בָּעוֹלָם הַזֶּה. אִם צַדִּיק אוֹתוֹ הָאִישׁ, כֻּלָּם שְׂמֵחִים לְפָנָיו וּמַקְדִּימִים לוֹ שָׁלוֹם.
Continued from previous DZ
“When the judgment is awakened upon a person, the black rooster begins to crow, and no one knows this except the person who is about to die. We have learned that when a person is about to die, and judgment looms over him to leave this world, a higher spirit is added to him, more than he ever had in his life. And once this spirit rests upon him and clings to him, he sees things he has never seen in his life.
When this spirit is added to him, and he sees in new dimensions, he then leaves this world. As it is written;
“תַּסְתִּיר פָּנֶיךָ יִבָּהֵלוּן תֹּסֵף רוּחָם יִגְוָעוּן וְאֶל עֲפָרָם יְשׁוּבוּן.”
“You hide Your face, they are troubled; You take away their breath, they die and return to their dust.” The words’ תֹּסֵף רוּחָם’ literally means “add their spirit” and is translated to match the general meaning of the verse as ‘take away their breath.’ This verse supports the revelation of the Zohar about the added spirit to the soul to see everything that happened in their lives during the judgment process.
“וַיֹּאמֶר לֹא תוּכַל לִרְאֹת אֶת פָּנָי כִּי לֹא יִרְאַנִי הָאָדָם וָחָי.”
“But He said, “You cannot see My face; for no man shall see Me, and live.”
‘No man shall see me and live,’ implying that in their lifetimes, they are not privileged to see, but in their deaths, they are.”
Not even a slight positive or negative action is forgotten during the judgment process in front of the upper court. The added spirit is for the soul to see everything is done and admit to it so the process goes faster and easier.
If we remember any bad deed before we die, it means that Hashem gives us the opportunity to make corrections. The properly corrected sins are accounted for but not added to our judgment. We should make corrections immediately before we forget it or push it away. We should always remember that nothing is forgotten, and there would be no excuse for “I forgot” because the court would also show us the opportunities to make corrections we missed.
We have learned that when a person dies, he is granted the ability to see, and he sees his relatives and friends from the world of truth. He recognizes them, and they are all in the same form as they were in this world. If that person is a Tzadik, all rejoice before him and greet him with Shalom (Peace).
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