Everything that happened with Korach and his companions was compelled to happen because the sons of Israel covered certain spiritual steps, reached the state named “Korach” and had to continue their advancement.
This is when Korach’s rebellion took place after which he and his companions were “ingested” by the earth (i.e., new egoistic desires were identified).
When a soul reaches a state where it is impossible to believe that any egoistic desires can be present in it, they suddenly appear.
It’s amazing how things happen in nature: a person seems absolutely pure, however it’s enough to add ten grams of egoism to his soul and everything is soiled. This situation reappears at every level. It is said: “Do not trust yourself until you die,” i.e., until one’s egoism vanishes.
Everything described in the Torah should be understood as internal actions of a human being that have to be identified, correctly evaluated, dealt with, and as a result, we should rise to the level of bestowal and love through our surroundings to the Creator.
Question: Is it possible to jump over certain spiritual steps?
Answer: No, it is impossible! By doing so, we would be robbing ourselves. One has to slowly and carefully explore one’s own soul and accurately calculate how much one can receive in order to become similar to the Creator. This is what the chapter “Korach” is about.
From KabTV’s “Secrets of the Eternal Book” 6/3/15