The Torah, “Numbers,” 16:26: And he spoke unto the congregation, saying: “Depart, I pray you, from the tents of these wicked men, and touch nothing of theirs, lest ye be swept away in all their sins.”
Moses calls on society to not be in their existing desires because they cannot be corrected according to the principle that Korach suggests. Only death is the correction for them now. When they are dead, these desires will not interfere with the nation’s attempts to be corrected and will not pull the nation backward. They simply will be nullified, and they will not feel them.
Therefore, the virus of the egoistic desires shouldn’t even come near the congregation, because after the great desires to receive that want to be corrected with the intention of in order to bestow, there can come smaller attributes, which means hundreds of thousands of people.
The Torah, “Numbers,” 16:27 – 16:30: “So they got them up from the dwelling of Korach, Dathan, and Abiram, on every side; and Dathan and Abiram came out, and stood at the door of their tents, with their wives, and their sons, and their little ones. And Moses said: ‘Hereby ye shall know that the Lord hath sent me to do all these works, and that I have not done them of mine own mind. If these men die the common death of all men, and be visited after the visitation of all men, then the Lord hath not sent Me. But if the Lord make a new thing, and the ground open her mouth, and swallow them up, with all that appertain unto them, and they go down alive into the pit, then ye shall understand that these men have despised the Lord.'”
At that moment, there is the revelation of the ego under the influence of the Upper Light. The Light reveals that the attributes which Korach wanted to correct cannot be corrected: this is what you want to correct and what happens with your attributes, an upper level influences you, but you are not corrected with regard to it, and so the earth swallows them, which means that the Light that operates on that level kills you.
Question: Why does Moses say to the people: “If these men die the common death of all men, and be visited after the visitation of all men, then the Lord hath not sent Me. But if the Lord make a new thing, and the ground open her mouth, and swallow them up, with all that appertain unto them, and they go down alive into the pit, then ye shall understand that these men have despised the Lord.”?
Answer: Because Moses is the upper attribute. When the Light influences the people, it reveals their ego, its finiteness, its defeat, not on the animal level but on the level of the correction of the soul. On the whole, the Torah doesn’t speak about corporeal bodies but only uses allegorical comparisons.
From KabTV’s “Secrets of the Eternal Book” 5/20/15