Daily Zohar # 4470 – Yitro – How to see the truth
Daily Zohar 4470
173. מִנַּיִן לָנוּ? שֶׁכָּתוּב כִּי יִהְיֶה לָהֶם דָּבָר בָּא אֵלַי. בָּאִים אֵלַי לֹא כָתוּב, אֶלָּא בָּא אֵלַי. זוֹ רוּחַ הַקֹּדֶשׁ שֶׁהָיְתָה בָּאָה אֵלָיו, וּבָהּ הָיָה יוֹדֵעַ. וְלֹא הִצְטָרֵךְ לְכָל זֶה לְהִתְבּוֹנֵן וּלְעַיֵּן, אֶלָּא לְפִי שָׁעָה הָיָה מֹשֶׁה יוֹדֵעַ.
Continued from previous DZ
These are the signs to recognize people by those upon whom the spirit of wisdom rests. And yet, with all this, Moses did not need it, as it is written;
“וַיִּבְחַר מֹשֶׁה אַנְשֵׁי חַיִל מִכָּל יִשְׂרָאֵל וַיִּתֵּן אֹתָם רָאשִׁים עַל הָעָם שָׂרֵי אֲלָפִים שָׂרֵי מֵאוֹת שָׂרֵי חֲמִשִּׁים וְשָׂרֵי עֲשָׂרֹת.”
“And Moses chose able men out of all Israel, and made them heads over the people: rulers of thousands, rulers of hundreds, rulers of fifties, and rulers of tens.”
Moses had the Holy Spirit with him to inform him; with it, he saw everything.
From where do we know this? For it is written;
“כִּי יִהְיֶה לָהֶם דָּבָר בָּא אֵלַי וְשָׁפַטְתִּי בֵּין אִישׁ וּבֵין רֵעֵהוּ וְהוֹדַעְתִּי אֶת חֻקֵּי הָאֱלֹהִים וְאֶת תּוֹרֹתָיו.”
“When they have a difficulty, it comes unto me, and I judge between one and another; and I make known the statutes of God and His laws.”
It does not say, ‘ They come to me,’ but ‘It (the issue) comes unto me.’ This is the Holy Spirit coming to him, and by it, he knew and did not need to look and examine; according to the moment, Moses knew.
Yitro, Moses’s father-in-law, was a high priest of idol worship. He converted when he heard about the miracles Hashem did to destroy the great kingdom of Egypt. He could tell from the ‘outside’ of people using the six levels discussed above about their ‘inside.’
Moses did not need Yitro’s ‘technology’ because he had the Holy Spirit, showing him the truth behind all events.
We live in the spiritual system of the Tree of Knowledge, Good and Bad. The bad side is a world of lies and deceit; the Good side is truth and can connect to the Tree of Life. Moses was one with the Torah and didn’t need to be ‘visual’ to learn about the inner. He saw everything from the root cause in the Tree of Life. He was the ‘father’ of all prophets because he was on the level of the Torah.
Zohar Yitro teaches us how to read the markings on the face and hands to learn about the inside and also tells us that lines can change if a person does Teshuva. Because of that, we should not judge people according to their looks because we can never tell, especially when we are at the end of the world. Tikun and all souls are a mix of different sparks with different tikun aspects.
There are many ‘wise’ and good people in the world, but ONLY a Tzadik with a solid bond to the Torah can connect to the Tree of Life and see beyond time and space. There are many miracle stories about the Baal Shem Tov and others about their unfathomable ability to see beyond time and space.
There is a famous story about Rabbi Meir AbuChatzeira ZT” L, son of the Baba Sali, who was asked to pray for a child who was kidnapped in London, UK. When he heard the story, he asked for the name of the child and his mother and immediately drew a map of streets in London and pointed to the building where the child was held. The London police receive the info and release the child from the kidnappers. Rabbi Meir explains that even though he was never in London, he could see with the Light of the Torah. Like he and his father, Tzadikim kept the purity of their eyes and avoided any site that was not holy.
As we continue our studies of Torah and Zohar, we gain a greater understanding of people and Life. To acquire more and elevate our souls, we must disconnect from selfish desires and focus on our connection to Hashem and the Torah. Everything else is temporary.