Balak: The True Nature of Evil Eye

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Zohar Class With Eitan Yardeni

Balak: The True Nature of Evil Eye

Published: December 11, 2013
Originally recorded: June 21, 2010

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Lesson Highlights

  • Balak and Bilaam join forces to curse the Israelite nation
  • There is power in unity both for good of for evil
  • The lessons Balak teaches us about Evil Eye and Bilaam teaches us about Evil Tongue
  • The three "wars' that plague our soul: against our evil inclination, against our own ego, and against our own Evil Eye
  • Understanding the true nature of Evil Eye
  • The last two letters in Balak are found in the last two letters of Amalek: The remaining letters of Amalek are found in  Bilaam's name
  • The numerical  value of the name Amalek means doubt and uncertainty
  • Balak and Bilaam both contain the word "BilBul" meaning confusion, loss of consciousness
  • The evil curse is converted to a blessing
  • The forces of Balak and Bilaam in our heads
  • The force that limits: "Sarut Ayin" or narrow eye signifying our own narrow, limiting consciousness
  • The "eye" is our most powerful sense, connecting us to Chochmah
  • Our reality is based on what we can see, physically and spiritually
  • Caution against exposing and revealing
  • We create our own Evil Eye by bragging and displaying our good
  • A time to reveal and a time to conceal
  • Be wary of those who compliment us out of lack
  • The meaning of "Bli Ayin Hara"
  • Karen reminds us not to dwell on the "down" energy

Lesson Description

Eitan unravels the deeper intricacies of the mechanism of evil eye and evil intentions as represented by Balak and Bilaam in the portion of the Zohar called Balak. What is brought to light is how much responsibility we ourselves must bear for sabotaging our blessings with our own limited and "narrow eye" and how we can restore balance by utilizing two key behaviors: "keeping our mouth shut" and verbalizing Bli Ayin Hara with moderation.

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Written 2,000 years ago by Rav Shimon Bar Yochai, the Zohar explains all of the secrets of the Bible, the Universe and every aspect of life. The Zohar class is a weekly journey to understand the energy and challenges that will confront us during the week and how we can elevate our consciousness to prevent chaos from occurring in our lives.

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