Missing the Mark & A Precious Pearl of Advice
“For there is no man righteous on earth who does good and will not יֶחֱטָא [yaḥeta] offend” (Ecclesiastes 7:20).
“For we have learned: Torah has given 613 types of advice to a person in order for him to be complete with his Lord, for his Lord wants to benefit him in this world and in the world that is coming – especially in the world that is coming” (Zohar 2:82b).
“A king had a precious pearl, and it was the treasure of his kingdom” (Bahir 72).
“Torah, who offers advice to the whole world… and she warns the inhabitants of the world, saying, ‘Look how compassionately your Lord treats you! A precious pearl that He had, He has sold to you for nothing, that you might have dominion over it in the world” (Zohar 2:97a).