The four prefaces to The Book of Zohar help tune us to correctly perceive this book. These prefaces are: “Introduction to The Book of Zohar,” “Preface to The Book of Zohar,” “Preface to the Sulam Commentary,” and “Introduction to the Preface to the Wisdom of Kabbalah.” They are intended to teach us the language of The Book of Zohar so that we can understand as well as expect changes within ourselves as a result of its influence.
This is how we begin to understand that everything happens within our desire, and that there is nothing except our desire and the Light. Everything happens within our soul as we start to develop. Therefore, the prefaces are important because they direct us to the correct approach. Reversely, if we open The Book of Zohar unprepared, we won’t understand anything!
We should work together to understand The Book of Zohar. If we learn how to approach it correctly, continue to read it, and go deeper into this book, then we’ll travel through it like a wonderland; it will become our world because we’ll live in it. As we read and sense these adventures, we grow, gaining knowledge of the spiritual world and our soul which exists within it.
But first we have to enter that world. The most important thing is to break through and be born inside it. When we find our orientation within The Book of Zohar, we begin recognizing its language, such as father and mother, relatives and strangers, friends, enemies, and so on. We start to understand who they are by the forces they represent. There is nothing but forces which we learn to visualize correctly by finding the right approach.