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וְלֹא עוֹד, אֶלָּא מִי שֶׁמַּכְנִיס אֶת זַרְעוֹ בְנִדָּה אוֹ שִׁפְחָה אוֹ גוֹיָה אוֹ זוֹנָה, כְּאִלּוּ מְעָרֵב מַה שֶּׁהִפְרִיד הַקָּדוֹשׁ בָּרוּךְ הוּא, שֶׁכָּתוּב וִיהִי מַבְדִּיל בֵּין מַיִם לָמָיִם, שֶׁהֵם מֵי נִדָּה לְמֵי טָהֳרָה, שֶׁזֶּה אָסוּר וְזֶה מֻתָּר, וְזֶה כָשֵׁר וְזֶה פָסוּל, זֶה טֻמְאָה וְזֶה טָהֳרָה, אֵלּוּ הֵם שֵׁשֶׁת הַסְּדָרִים שֶׁנִּתְּנָה (בָהֶם מִשְׁנָה) (לְמֹשֶׁה) לְהַפְרִיד בֵּין טוֹב לָרָע, שֶׁעֵרַב אוֹתָם אָדָם וְהַדּוֹרוֹת שֶׁבָּאוּ אַחֲרָיו.
Tikkun 67 – 7
“וַיַּבְדֵּל אֱלֹהִים, בֵּין הָאוֹר וּבֵין הַחֹשֶׁךְ”
“and God divided the light from the darkness.”
God separated between the good and the bad but the first sin caused a mix of both, connecting to the Tree of Knowledge Good and Bad, and brought mortality to the created world.
Our work in life is to separate the good from the bad. The laws of the Torah help us achieve that goal. There were 320 lights that fell into the negativity at the time of the sin. The global correction is to elevate 288 sparks of light back to the upper levels.
When we complete our part, Mashiach will come and YHVH will correct the last 32 sparks to restore the light of immortality that was lost on the day of Creation. These 32 lights are concealed in the Torah that starts with the letter Bet and ends with Lamed to give us numerical value of 32. In ten places in the Torah there are 32 special dots above the letters.
When we mix good and bad we create confusion in the upper levels and bring chaos on us. Following the spiritual laws and keeping purity in our actions reward us with clarity that helps us in life. Also with the light of the Zohar we improve our memory because it helps remove the confusing elements from our life.
Instead, we can wrap the thumbs together while placing the right hand over the left. ‘Hiding’ the thumbs that represent the ‘head’, Keter, is good especially in public
Rabbi Ashlag teaches us about the responsibility for each other and brings the example of two people in a boat where one of them drills a hole under his seat. The other person tells him that this is bad for them and the first answers “what do you care? It’s under my seat.”
In the world of illusion we may see others doing something wrong. In most cases we can not show them the right way but we can always do the right thing ourselves.
Even if a negative action does not hurt other people but ourselves, we still affect the global Tikkun because our impurities block the light from coming into the world.