Kabbalists On The Book Of Zohar
One who has not seen the Light of the wisdom of Kabbalah has never seen Light
—Rav Isaiah Horowitz (Holy Shlah), “First Article,” p 30
Everyone can enter into study of The Book Of Zohar; even if one is the worst sinner; let him enter and receive his correction of soul.
—Rav Moshe Cordovero (Ramak), Ohr Yakar (Precious Light), Gate 1, Item 5
The Baal Shem Tov ordered his people to study the words of The Zohar prior to praying.
—Rav Yitzhak Bar Yishaiah Atia, Doresh Tov (Seeking Good), “Concerning The Zohar”
…Will not achieve life but only through the study of The Zohar…And in this generation it is impossible to draw the Higher Shechina (Divinity) but through The Zohar and the writings of Rav Chaim Vital.
—Heichal HaBracha (Hall of Blessing), Devarim (Deuteronomy), 58
On this day, when the holy book, The Zohar was written, which is from the illumination of the hidden, good Light…it shines for us in the exile until, by its merit, the Messiah will appear.
—Rav Tzvi Elimelech Shapira (MAHARTZA),
Bnei Issachar (The Children of Issachar), “Articles for the Month of Iyar,” Article 3, Item 4
The Light of The Zohar is the light of the future in appearance of the Messiah.
—Rav Tzvi Elimelech Shapira (MAHARTZA), Bnei Issachar (The Children of Issachar),
“Articles for the Month of Iyar,” Article 3, Item 3
The great Kabbalists studied secretly and did not write books, although they could write books like The Book Of Zohar. And the lack of this knowledge can be felt in the world. Only in the time of Rashbi, after his 13 year concealment in the cave, the Light of wisdom was revealed until the end of time.
—The Rav Moshe Chaim Luzzato (The Ramchal),
Adir BaMarom (The Mighty One on High), p 13
Thus you see that the redemption of Israel and the rise of Israel depend on the study of The Zohar and the internality of the Torah.
—Rav Yehudah Ashlag (Baal HaSulam), Introduction to The Book of Zohar, Item 69