Torah, “Deuteronomy,” 8:03: And He afflicted you and let you go hungry, and then fed you with manna, which you did not know, nor did your forefathers know, so that He would make you know that man does not live by bread alone, but rather by, whatever comes forth from the mouth of the Lord does man live.
All the challenges are intended so that a person will fill his egoistic desires with altruistic intention, the quality of Bina (bestowal) when he doesn’t want anything for himself.
He only wants to fulfill others and that this fulfillment would be equivalent to the pleasure that he received once from his own fulfillment.
Manna is the fulfillment where a person stays empty in his egoistic desires and is fulfilled only in the altruistic intentions. In principle; manna is an illusionary fulfillment.
It’s like a mother who hasn’t had breakfast yet sits and watches as her little child eats, and it fulfills her. She calms down as she watches all her systems being filled with pleasure from the fact that her child eats the porridge she cooked.
Fulfillment takes place not in those desires that you used to enjoy, but in the desires of another person, let’s say a child, since you love him and so you identify yourself with him, so you enjoy to the extent that he is fulfilled.
The same is also with others. If you treat them with the same love, then by fulfilling them you will enjoy yourself. And what about your qualities and desires? They will remain empty all the time.
They will be changing into the quality of bestowal to others, meaning they will gradually be joining the intention to bestow. And then your previous desire with an egoistic intention will never be fulfilled since you will be able to exist only outside of yourself. This is the transition to the upper world.
From KabTV’s “Secrets of the Eternal Book” 4/27/16