Poor kid and silly KING

(Based on the book SLAVE "Sha Schlawe Sulyam. Comm. On the head vayeshev)

It is written in the Book of Zohar: Better is a poor and a wise child than an old and foolish king.

The baby is a good start, and altruism. Child called because it is with the man only 13 years of spiritual. Poor - because it gives, but for myself do nothing. Smart because it does not follow the path of the evil inclination.

King - evil inclination, egoism reigning in the world. Old - because it stays with a person from the day of birth. Stupid what was said "not one man sin, except enter into it the spirit of stupidity." Sin and folly - a follow up to their self-interest.

But why, then, said of the righteous Abraham - "And Abraham was old, reached the ripe old days"? The meaning of "achievements advanced in days" (ie, many days) that "the Creator had blessed Abraham in all things" *. Which means "in all things"? Those. since he had many days (rise), then, of course, it was between them and the many nights (slopes). If there are no nights between them, there can be many days. And God blessed Abraham "in everything" ** ie and nights were also blessed They ***.


* For those who live to give (egoism), "old age" is simply an extension of the state. But not so with Abraham.

** category of old age for someone who works in order to bestow, implies that he is not old because of the extension of time of one state, and the old because of the fact that he has a lot of days (rise) and many nights (slopes). In any state, Abraham acted for the sake of Heaven.

*** ie descents served the same purpose as that of rise.