Daily Zohar 4597
Holy Zohar text. Daily Zohar -4597

Hebrew translation:

327. רַבִּי שִׁמְעוֹן הָיָה הוֹלֵךְ בַּדֶּרֶךְ, וְהָיוּ עִמּוֹ רַבִּי אֶלְעָזָר וְרַבִּי אַבָּא וְרַבִּי חִיָּיא וְרַבִּי יוֹסֵי וְרַבִּי יְהוּדָה. הִגִּיעוּ לְחָרִיץ מַיִם אֶחָד. הֶחֱלִיק רַבִּי יוֹסֵי בִּבְגָדָיו לְתוֹךְ הַמַּיִם, אָמַר, הַלְוַאי שֶׁחֲרִיצֵי הַמַּיִם לֹא הָיוּ נִמְצָאִים. אָמַר לוֹ רַבִּי שִׁמְעוֹן, אָסוּר לְךָ! שַׁמָּשׁ שֶׁל הָעוֹלָם הוּא, וְאָסוּר לִנְהֹג קָלוֹן בְּשַׁמָּשׁוֹ שֶׁל הַקָּדוֹשׁ בָּרוּךְ הוּא, וְכָל שֶׁכֵּן כְּשֶׁהֵם מַעֲשִׂים שֶׁל אֱמֶת שֶׁנִּמְצָאִים בְּהַנְהָגוֹת הַהַשְׁגָּחָה הָעֶלְיוֹנָה.
328. פָּתַח וְאָמַר, (בראשית א) וַיַּרְא אֱלֹהִים אֶת כָּל אֲשֶׁר עָשָׂה וְהִנֵּה טוֹב מְאֹד. וַיַּרְא אֱלֹהִים אֶת כָּל אֲשֶׁר עָשָׂה – סְתָם, אֲפִלּוּ נְחָשִׁים וְעַקְרַבִּים וְיַתּוּשִׁים, וַאֲפִלּוּ אוֹתָם שֶׁנִּרְאִים מְחַבְּלֵי הָעוֹלָם, בְּכֻלָּם כָּתוּב וְהִנֵּה טוֹב מְאֹד, כֻּלָּם שַׁמָּשֵׁי הָעוֹלָם, מַנְהִיגֵי הָעוֹלָם, וּבְנֵי אָדָם אֵין יוֹדְעִים.


Zohar Emor
Continued from previous DZ
Rabbi Shimon was walking along the way with Rabbi Elazar, Rabbi Abba, Rabbi Chiya, Rabbi Yossi, and Rabbi Yehuda. They came to a ditch with water. Rabbi Yossi stepped into the water with his clothes and said, “I wish the irrigation ditches and water channels that people make in their fields to divert water did not exist.”
Rabbi Shimon said to him, “You must not say such things. They are the servants of the world, and it is forbidden for a person to treat the servants of the Holy One, Blessed be He, with disrespect, even if they cause harm. All the more so if they are true works, like these ditches in the fields, which are part of the upper providence, meaning there is a root in the upper world to this arrangement below.

Rabbi Shimon opened and said,
Genesis 1:31
“וַיַּרְא אֱלֹהִים אֶת כָּל אֲשֶׁר עָשָׂה וְהִנֵּה טוֹב מְאֹד וַיְהִי עֶרֶב וַיְהִי בֹקֶר יוֹם הַשִּׁשִּׁי.”
“Then God saw everything He had made, and indeed it was very good. So the evening and the morning were the sixth day.”
“And God saw everything that He had made” is stated in general terms to include even snakes, scorpions, and mosquitoes, even those that seem to harm the world. About all of them, it is written, ‘and behold, it was very good.’ All of them are servants of the world, governors of the world, and people do not know this.

Rabbi Shimon emphasizes that all elements of the world, including those created by human intervention, are servants of Hashem and should be treated with respect.
It is forbidden to disrespect any aspect of the world that serves a function, even if it appears to cause inconvenience or harm. Respecting these elements acknowledges their integral part of Creation.
Despite their appearance as harmful, all creatures are part of Creation and are described as “very good.” People often fail to recognize the purpose and importance of these seemingly harmful creatures within the broader context of supernal providence. Rabbi Shimon’s teaching emphasizes the inherent value and purpose of all aspects of Creation, urging a wider understanding and appreciation of the interconnectedness and purpose underlying the natural world. This perspective encourages respect and reverence for all creatures, recognizing their roles within the purpose of Creation.

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