Dreaming of Moshiach

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

40 Days To Spritual Cleansing

By Reb Dviri

Beginning Rosh Chodesh Elul until Yom Kipur, it is recommended to read, even without understanding, "Tikunei Zohar" which helps rectify one's lower soul (Nefesh). A few pages are read daily for the 40 days that Moshe Rabbenu, zs'l, spent the second time in Heaven receiving the second set of tablets. Here are some benefits brought in the introduction of "Tikunei Zohar":
Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai, zs'l
The Zohar was written to shed light on the Shechina in exile, not to be lonely, to unite Z"A and Malchut by learning the secrets of Torah (Sod from the Sefira Yessod that makes the unification of YHVH with ADNY).

Eliyahu Hanavi, zachur latov
The learning of Zohar will provide spiritual nourishment to the soul and rectify the lower soul (basic life force infected with desires and bad traits); this learning will be revealed in the last generation before Mashiach and because of it, Mashiach and redemption will come.

Pele Yoetz, zs'l
It will purify the lower level of the soul (4 levels) and sanctify them; even for one who has no comprehension and is mistaken with many mistakes - this learning is precious before HaShem who is like a parent, delighted to hear their baby sounds and half words; HKB'H is also delighted to hear our sounds, half words and incomplete sentences. As it is written in Rabah "VeDiglo Alai Ahava" Israel's flag is love to me – don’t read DEGEL (flag) but DELEG (skipped words) that are love to me.

Explains that Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai meant by his writing the Zohar to rectify mainly this lowest world called "Assiah" the world of making we are in now, where our mission is being carried out and where evil and the Klippot exist.

The Maharal, zs'l
Brings that our mission is first to rectify the lower soul (Nefesh) the animal life force where the illicit desires reside - upon rectify those; we can lift ourselves to higher levels.

Students of The Baal Shem Tov, zs'l
Learning 5 pages of Zohar daily will infuse us with tremendous light, rectify the Nefesh, remove bad character traits (midot), evil inclinations and rectify our sins.

Berachot 8:A
The Creator – on the person learning this, it is as if he redeemed Me and My children from exile




והיה השם למלך על כל הארץ, ביום ההוא יהיה השם אחד - ושמו אחד ישתבח שמו לעד לנצח נצחים בכל העולמות Blessed is His name for eternity in all worlds אין עוד מלבדו