While reading The Zohar, a person should yearn to reach the state he reads or hears about, so that his connection to the friends and his connection with the Creator will all become the same thing for him. It’s because The Zohar, like all the other Kabbalah books, speaks about the connection among us and the connection between us and the Creator. Therefore, if the text that I hear while reading The Zohar separates me from the group and from the Creator, if the story doesn’t match what I think about my connection with the Creator, then I am not in the text yet, I am not absorbed in it.
First, before reading a text, I have to think about the place that we need to correct, about the connection between us into one whole, and where the Creator, the general force of bestowal, the Light, will be revealed to us. This is exactly what we read about. Every Kabbalah book that I open, whether it is Psalms, or Shulchan Aruch, the Babylonian Talmud, the Torah, the Bible, The Zohar, or TES, they all speak about the same thing: about how we connect in every possible way and how according to that the Creator is revealed.
So I constantly read about the action I perform and I yearn that all will become one whole: the text that I hear and see before me and how I imagine that it’s expressed in the environment, in my connection with the friends and with the Creator. I yearn for them to be dressed one on top of the other. So the more I feel the disparity between them and the harder I try to connect them, the more I summon the Light that Reforms which is a prayer, MAN.
From the 2nd part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 3/4/13, The Zohar