Question: You have said that while reading The Book of Zohar, we have to let the book operate on us. How should we do that?
Answer: It is through simply reading and reading, hoping that it will influence me. It isn’t the book that I read, but a text that was written by Kabbalists who are beyond the Machsom (barrier) and not just beyond the Machsom, but in GAR (the three upper Sefirot) of the world of Atzilut.
I connect to them through these letters. My desire to receive, my mind and my heart somehow establish a connection with their heart and mind. Their heart and mind are already in adhesion with the Creator.
Thus, with the help of the book, I connect to the upper force. Now, everything depends on what I want from it. I may want to make money in the stock market thanks to its special quality, or to improve my health, or to get some other benefit so that I will feel good. If I want that “my actions be like the deeds of the forefathers,” this is actually the desirable intention.
From the 2nd part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 5/2/13, The Zohar