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Tikkun 69 – 34
The mysterious man that we discussed in the last few Daily Zohars, took Rabbi Shimon and his friends through seven palaces were they saw a dove with a golden crown and on it was written “those who don’t understand הבלים “havalim” it is said on them (Numbers 1:51) “וְהַזָּר הַקָּרֵב, יוּמָת”, “and the ‘outsider that come close shall be put to death”
As with most places in the Torah, when the instruction comes from God, the meaning is spiritual death. We saw this in Genesis 1 when God warned Adam not to from the Tree of Knowledge Good and Bad. He said (Genesis 2:17) “for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.’”. We know that Adam and Eve didn’t die but they lost the potential to be immortal and death became part of their lives.
Knowing the secrets of the Torah connects us to energy of life and immortality in the aspect of meriting the Final Redemption and the removal of death from the world.
If one comes closer to the Torah and its secrets for personal gain, he is considered as ‘outsider’ and can not merit life in the world to come.
The creation of the world started with a Tzimtzum, which is the step when the Endless distants itself from the middle point, leaving complete darkness (spiritual). This was the aspect of death. Only after that, the Endless extended a line of light into the inner sphere to provide connection to life. The line is the central column and Torah at the secret level, which is Kabbalah and the Zohar.
The Holy Ari asked why the Endless didn’t make the first tzimtzum with the line ready. The answer is that, the void and death should be the base of the vessel of the tzimzum. This way, the plan allowed the ‘earning’ process through time.
When the line penetrated to empty space, it created the element of time.
As we are coming closer to the Final redemption we should make extra efforts to connect strongly to the line of life provided for us form second one of Creation. If we don’t ‘plug’ ourselves into this line, we may stay in darkness forever.
I am sorry if it sounds ‘scary’ but most people that feel closer to the light also feel fear of losing it. The level of understanding the Zohar brings light to our life, that is hard to let go.
People that rely only on their material strength are considered outsiders. They become aware of that when they get into problems that money can’t solve.