The Importance of The Book of Zohar
Because Israel [any person with the desire "Israel," "Isra" – straight, "El" – to the Creator] is destined to taste from the Tree of Life, which is the holy Book of Zohar [which corrects a person and reveals an eternal, perfect world to him], through it, they will be redeemed from [spiritual] exile [egoism and, hence, the Creator’s concealment].
– Rabbi Shimon Bar-Yochai, The Book of Zohar, Portion Naso, Item 90
The redemption of Israel [from egoism and sensing in it only this world] and the rise of Israel [in the property of loving one’s neighbor] depend on the study of The Zohar and the internality of the Torah [the wisdom of Kabbalah].
– Baal HaSulam, “Introduction to The Book of Zohar,” Item 69
It is known that the study of The Zohar is capable indeed [to correct and reveal the upper world]. Know that the study of The Zohar creates desire [to unite, bestow, love, meaning to correct the breaking of the souls], and the sacred words [sanctity is bestowal, the property of Bina] of The Zohar strongly evoke to the work of the Creator [correction].
– Rabbi Nachman of Braslev, Sichot HaRan [Talks of Rabbi Nachman], 108