Daily Zohar – Tikunim – # 826 – The sound of suffering
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וְיֵשׁ דֹּפֶק מִן הָאִילָן שֶׁהוּא רָע, וְאֵין בּוֹ טוֹב כְּלָל, שֶׁמִּמֶּנּוּ יוֹצֵאת רוּחַ סְעָרָה שֶׁמַּסְעִירָה בּוֹ אֶת גּוּף הָאָדָם, וְנֶאֱמַר בּוֹ רוּחַ חָזָק מְפָרֵק הָרִים, שֶׁהֵם עַצְמוֹת הַגּוּף, וּמְשַׁבֵּר סְלָעִים, שֶׁהֵם צַלְעוֹת הַגּוּף, שֶׁהֵם כְּמוֹ הַסְּלָעִים, וְזֶהוּ שֶׁיּוֹצֵא בְזָדוֹן וְאֵין לוֹ מִשְׁקָל וְשִׁעוּר, וּבוֹ וְהָאֳנִיָּה, שֶׁהִיא הַגּוּף, חִשְּׁבָה לְהִשָּׁבֵר, וְזֶה הַדֹּפֶק שֶׁעוֹלֶה וְיוֹרֵד בְּגַלֵּי הַיָּם, שֶׁהֵם עֲשָׂרָה כְתָרִים תַּחְתּוֹנִים. כְּמוֹ שֶׁהַמַּלְכוּת הַקְּדוֹשָׁה – כָּךְ הִיא מַלְכוּת הָרְשָׁעָה, כְּמוֹ שֶׁהַמִּילָה – כָּךְ הָעָרְלָה, שֶׁשָּׁם סמא”ל עָרֵל, וּבַת זוּגוֹ עָרְלָה, נָחָשׁ וְאֵשֶׁת זְנוּנִים.
Tikkun 69 – 66
“וַיֹּאמֶר, אֵין קוֹל עֲנוֹת גְּבוּרָה, וְאֵין קוֹל, עֲנוֹת חֲלוּשָׁה; קוֹל עַנּוֹת, אָנֹכִי שֹׁמֵעַ”
“And he said: ‘It is not the voice of them that shout for mastery, neither is it the voice of them that cry for being overcome, but the noise of them that sing do I hear”
The translation with the true meaning as the Zohar explains, should be “And he (Moses) said ‘there is no sound of strength and no sound of weakness; I hear sound of suffering ‘.”
When Moses came down the mountain after receiving the Torah, the people had already made the Golden Calf and connected themselves to the negativity of the left column. The pulses of light that came with it weakened their vessel and took the ‘Life’ energy from them. Moses could hear the suffering of their soul. He came down with the Torah of the Tree of Life that is all good but the vessels of the people were corrupted by the sin. The Tablets of light that Moses held in his hand fell down and broke into pieces.
The Israelites followed the Erev Rav to the sin and lost the opportunity to break all negativity from the bad side of the Tree of Knowledge.
The system of the Good and Bad gives us two kinds of pulses of light. The ‘Good’ can build and strengthen our vessel while the ‘Bad’ weakens it and takes away the light of Life from it.
“ וַיהוָה, הֵטִיל רוּחַ-גְּדוֹלָה אֶל-הַיָּם, וַיְהִי סַעַר-גָּדוֹל, בַּיָּם; וְהָאֳנִיָּה, חִשְּׁבָה לְהִשָּׁבֵר”
“But YHVH hurled a great wind into the sea, and there was a mighty tempest in the sea, so that the ship was like to be broken”
The book of Jonah conceals in it the description of the soul and its Tikkun process in life.
The verse above comes at the beginning of the book after Jonah runs away from the mission (Tikkun) God assigned to him (his soul). The ‘strong wind’ is the forces of negativity that comes to break the vessel (Ship). (I suggest reading the entire book of Jonah)
The Book of Jonah is read entirely on Yom Kippur, which is a day of soul cleansing. After sufferings, Jonah accepted his Tikkun and was successful in completing it.
When we accept our Tikkun and follow the process we receive the light needed to support our vessel and strengthen it.
Like on Yom Kippur we should start everyday without desire for the body but desire for the spiritual energy that support it because without it we experience chaos and sufferings. Only when we are close to the Light through the great channel of the Zohar we feel some control in our life. Any form of chaos is just a step in the Tikkun process but with the Light it is much easier.