The Commandment “You Shall Not Steal”

420.06Question: The act of creation: “Behold, I have given you every seed bearing herb, which is upon the surface of the entire earth, and every tree that has seed bearing fruit; it will be yours for food” corresponds to the commandment: “You shall not steal.”

What is this seed-bearing herb?

Answer: People must grow using their properties all the time just like a plant emerges from the ground.

We must turn over the soil, plow it, meaning wrap the property of egoism in the property of altruism and add water, the property of bestowal, the property of love. Only then will the next level be reached from the seeds, our embryos. The earth is the right environment for growing seeds.

Question: How is this connected to “You shall not steal”?

Answer: “You shall not steal” means “you shall not act.” Make it so that something grows out of you in spirituality and do not steal from spirituality for yourself. All this so that you have the intention to bestow, to always grow upward and not snatch spirituality for actions with the intention to receive.
From KabTV’s “The Power of The Book of Zohar,” #11

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