Zohar for All, Shemot, Item 18: The Creator told them, “Is there death in you? It is written in the Torah, ‘When a man dies in a tent,’ and ‘If a man has committed a sin worthy of death, and he be put to death.’ Is there sin in you that you need Dinim [judgments]? Is there theft or robbery in you, as it is written, ‘You shall not steal’? Are there women among you, as it is written, ‘You shall not commit adultery’? Is there falsehood in you, as it is written, ‘You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor’? Is there greed in you, as it is written, ‘You shall not covet’? Why do you wish for the Torah?”
Question: When a person ceases to justify himself, does he then reveal that he is stealing, committing adultery?
Answer: Yes, he admits it. What does “admit “mean? I want to get out of this.
He does not just say: “This is our nature, what can you do?” As, for example, seemingly smart people very often appear on television and talk about what is happening in the world: “We are what we are, what can you do?” They have no awareness that they must go from this level to the next. It really cannot just appear in a person, only if he engages in Kabbalah.
There is a certain time of preparation and then he begins to realize: “I must get out of my skin, jump out.” And then he needs the light that reforms to raise him above himself. Then he needs The Book of Zohar.
And although its lines seem incomprehensible to us, absolutely unreal, devoid of any logic, confusing, and strange, but by reading them, we attract the upper light. It is completely irrational for us.
Why am I doing this? Because I want the higher force to act on me and help me assess my level relative to its level, to find out how I can change and why. And although, in principle, I have no special prerequisites for this, I am doing it.
A person starting to study Kabbalah is very far from understanding where this will lead him. That is why it is said, you don’t need this, and you don’t. But despite the fact that he does not seem to need it and he constantly justifies himself saying that there is nothing wrong with him and that he does not need the light that returns to the source, to the Creator, nevertheless, while practicing Kabbalah, he eventually begins to realize the need for this light.
From KabTV’s “The Power of The Book of Zohar” #9