Torah, “Deuteronomy,” 8:12 – 8:14: Lest you eat and be sated, and build good houses and dwell therein, and your herds and your flocks multiply, and your silver and gold increase, and all that you have increases, and your heart grows haughty, and you forget the Lord, your God, Who has brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage…
Constant revelation of new egoistic depths in human nature and their correction to altruistic qualities happens on the path when egoism is transformed to the quality of bestowal and love for all, from a complete minus to a complete plus. “Your heart grows haughty” means that very serious egoistic desires will arise in you. They are called seven nations that live in the land of Israel. It is necessary to conquer them and expel them from there.
In other words, I must correct all my egoistic desires that are still left in me, kill them, and expel them from myself. Then my desires will become clean and correct and I, with their help, will be able to connect with others, with my people. This is when in our joint sense of mutuality, love, and connection that the upper force, called the Creator, is revealed.
But a person’s desire constantly grows, descending lower and lower, and although I seemingly have everything, there suddenly appears an additional desire that says, “Could I enjoy this for myself?”
And instead, all my perception should be directed only to the fact that I please the Creator. Therefore it is written, “and you forget the Lord, your God,” meaning that you will cease to please Him.
From KabTV’s “Secrets of the Eternal Book” 5/4/16