The Zohar, Chapter “VeYechi (And Jacob Lived),” Item 694: “Happy is one who engages in the Torah properly, happy is he in this world and happy is he in the next world. Thus far, the government of Judah, a seed that was included in everything. The three lines, by the force of all the sides—south, north, east—meaning the three ties in the arm, Judah, Issachar, and Zebulun together, are as banners. Judah is the illumination of the right line; Issachar is the left line, and Zebulun is the middle line, so Judah will prevail over the entire Sitra Achra.”
While reading The Zohar, we want to see through these words what particular connection between us they describe. The 12 tribes are the common structure of the connection between all souls. All souls who enter the connection with one another ascend to the connection between the 12 tribes or parts of Malchut, the collective soul. More and more uncorrected souls from the “nations of the world” or “the wicked” join this connection, become corrected in their intention, and join the system of the 12 tribes.
Therefore, while reading The Zohar, we need to see how we also “plug into” this communication network. We desire to be in this connection and to reveal in it how the Creator interacts with us. We wish to receive an impression from this, the vital energy and force of bestowal, and to reveal all these actions “face to face.”
This is called that we want to uncover everything that we are reading about in The Zohar.
From the 2nd part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 10/10/10, The Zohar