So the people rested on the seventh day. And the house of Israel called the name thereof Manna; and it was like coriander seed, white; and the taste of it was like wafers made with honey. (The Torah, Exodus, “BeShalach,” 16:30 – 16:31)
Saturday (the Sabbath) is a special state when, for the last six days (states), we correct our egoistic desire and approach its realization in the corrected form. In total, there are five levels of egoism that we have to correct. On the sixth day, their mutual blending, mixing, and combination into a single whole takes place. And then, we receive the Light on this corrected united desire. This light is Saturday.
But I don’t correct my egoistic properties myself; the Light corrects them. There is a Light that comes to correct in me the properties of the first day, then of the second, third, fourth, and fifth. On the sixth day, a special Light descends that unites all this together, and the result is a single common altruistic desire, the common property of bestowal, in which I receive fulfillment on the seventh day. That is, over the six days purification of the vessel takes place in which the Light can enter afterward. This Light, filling the pure vessel, is the representation of the seventh day.
Question: Why is it given a taste called “manna”?
Answer: Because it always moves under our constant yearning upward to receive the Light of correction and then the Light of fulfillment.
Question: Why is it said that it tastes “like wafers made with honey”?
Answer: This is a somewhat unclear allegory. It doesn’t mean honey, but rather, egoism sweetened by correction that starts to work on bestowal and that represents this meal. But sometimes, it’s referred to as a “bull” sometimes as to a “whale” (Leviathan), etc. We are talking about the spiritual roots that appear in our world in this way.
From KabTV’s “Secrets of the Eternal Book” 2/4/13