Daily Zohar 4479
Holy Zohar text. Daily Zohar -4479

Hebrew translation:

146. רַב הַמְנוּנָא סָבָא אָמַר כָּךְ, הִתְעוֹרְרוּת זוֹ שֶׁל הַיִּחוּד יָפָה הִיא, שֶׁסּוֹד בֵּרוּר הַדָּבָר הֲרֵי בֵּאַרְנוּ, וְהַדְּבָרִים הַלָּלוּ עֲתִידִים לְהִתְעַתֵּד לִפְנֵי עַתִּיק הַיָּמִים בְּלִי בוּשָׁה כְּלָל.
147. מִצְוָה לִלְמֹד תּוֹרָה בְּכָל יוֹם, שֶׁהִיא סוֹד הָאֱמוּנָה הָעֶלְיוֹנָה לָדַעַת דַּרְכֵי הַקָּדוֹשׁ בָּרוּךְ הוּא. שֶׁכָּל מִי שֶׁמִּשְׁתַּדֵּל בַּתּוֹרָה, זוֹכֶה בָּעוֹלָם הַזֶּה וְזוֹכֶה בָּעוֹלָם הַבָּא וְנִצּוֹל מִכָּל הַמְקַטְרְגִים הָרָעִים, מִשּׁוּם שֶׁהַתּוֹרָה הִיא סוֹד הָאֱמוּנָה, שֶׁמִּי שֶׁמִּתְעַסֵּק בָּהּ, מִתְעַסֵּק בָּאֱמוּנָה הָעֶלְיוֹנָה, וְהַקָּדוֹשׁ בָּרוּךְ הוּא מַשְׁרֶה שְׁכִינָתוֹ בְתוֹכוֹ שֶׁלֹּא תָזוּז מִמֶּנּוּ.
148. מִי שֶׁיּוֹדֵעַ דְּבַר תּוֹרָה, צָרִיךְ לִרְדֹּף אַחֲרָיו וְלִלְמֹד דָּבָר זֶה מִמֶּנּוּ, לְקַיֵּם אֶת סוֹד הַכָּתוּב, מֵאֵת כָּל אִישׁ אֲשֶׁר יִדְּבֶנּוּ לִבּוֹ תִּקְחוּ אֶת תְּרוּמָתִי. הַתּוֹרָה הִיא עֵץ הַחַיִּים לָתֵת חַיִּים לַכֹּל. מִי שֶׁמִּתְחַזֵּק בַּתּוֹרָה, מִתְחַזֵּק בְּעֵץ הַחַיִּים, כְּמוֹ שֶׁנֶּאֱמַר (משלי ג) עֵץ חַיִּים הִיא לַמַּחֲזִיקִים בָּהּ.


Zohar Terumah
Continued from previous DZ
Rabbi Hamnuna Saba said thus: “The order of the arousal of this unification (the Shema Israel) is beautiful, for we have already explained the secret of the matter. And these words are destined to be presented before the Atik Yomin without any shame at all.”
The Study of the Torah unifies us with the Tree of Life. A person who studies it merits the support of the Shechina.
Jacob studied Torah on the highest level for many years; he left home, escaping Esau at age 63, then went to study Torah for 14 years in the Yeshiva of Shem and Eber before coming to Laban at age 77 and starting working for Rachel. Jacob knew that he would need the support of the Shechina before going to Laban, who was famous for his wickedness. The midrash said that no one wanted to work for him because of his cheating, and only his daughters worked for him. That is how Jacob saw Rachel by the well. The verses of the unification “Shema Israel…” and “Baruch Shem…” are related to Jacob and his sons as explained in #144 above.

It is a Mitzva to study Torah every day, as it is the secret of the supreme faith, to know the ways of the Holy One, blessed be He. Everyone who engages in Torah study merits in this world and merits in the World to Come and is saved from all evil decrees. Because the Torah is the secret of faith, whoever engages in it participates in the supreme faith, and the Holy One, blessed be He, bestows His Shechinah within him so that it does not depart from him.

Whoever knows a matter of Torah, one must pursue him and learn that matter from him to fulfill the secret that is written,
Exodus 25:2
“דַּבֵּר אֶל בְּנֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל וְיִקְחוּ לִי תְּרוּמָה מֵאֵת כָּל אִישׁ אֲשֶׁר יִדְּבֶנּוּ לִבּוֹ תִּקְחוּ אֶת תְּרוּמָתִי.”
“Speak to the children of Israel, that they bring Me an offering. From everyone who gives it willingly with his heart, you shall take My offering.”
The Torah is the Tree of Life, to give life to everyone who strengthens himself in the Torah, strengthens himself in the Tree of Life, as it is said;
Proverbs 3:18
“עץ חיים היא למחזיקים בה ותומכיה מאושר:
“The Torah is the Tree of Life for those who cling to her, and her supporters are blessed.”

Studying from those who study and share the Torah is considered a connection to the Tree of Life. The Torah scholars are like branches of the Tree of Life; we want to be like leaves on the tree to draw spiritual nourishment. That is why the sages teach us the responsibility of choosing a teacher.