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Tikkun 40 – 11
(continued from previous Daily zohar)
Rabbi Elazar, the son of Rabbi Shimon, raises the question of what is the punishment of those who die young after they are 20 years old. It is known that before age 13, the child is part of the father’s correction process but what is the reason for death at young age?
The Zohar answers that sometimes the Holy one has mercy on a person and lets him die young without further correction so he will merit the world to come.
There are evil doers who die because they lose the protection of the light. As it said in Proverb 13:23
“וְיֵשׁ נִסְפֶּה, בְּלֹא מִשְׁפָּט.” “and there is that fall dead without trial”.
Those who are not protected are trapped in a judgment that comes down to the world, including the people that were not supposed to be punished yet.
“עֲווֹנֹתָיו–יִלְכְּדֻנוֹ אֶת-הָרָשָׁע; וּבְחַבְלֵי חַטָּאתוֹ, יִתָּמֵךְ”
“His own iniquities shall ensnare the wicked, and he shall be held with the cords of his sin”
The Zohar reveals to us, in the answer to Rabbi Elazar, that dying in young age could be a blessing for the soul because life in the body is just for the purpose of working the challenges of life to better the soul. Imagine that the bank lets you off the mortgage payments on your dream house and invites you back when it is ready. Would you like that?
The problem we have is in trying to have the best for ourselves in one life time while ignoring the Tikkun process. Our goal should be working for the dream home. It is done by completing the correction to merit the resurrection and living in the time of Mashiach.
We should not settle for less.
By ‘chance’ I came across this YouTube video. It will help in setting your priorities.