And the Lord said unto Moses: “Go down and warn the people, lest they break through unto the Lord to gaze, and many of them will perish. And let the priests also, that come near to the Lord, sanctify themselves, lest the Lord break forth upon them.” And Moses said unto the Lord: “The people cannot come up to mount Sinai; for thou didst charge us saying, ‘Set bounds about the mount, and sanctify it.’”And the Lord said unto him: “Go get thee down and thou shalt come up, thou and Aaron with thee, but let not the priests and the people break through to come up unto the Lord, lest He break forth upon them.”
The Creator’s words that prohibit people from coming closer to Him means that all actions and all egoistic desires should not come in contact with Him since we cannot yet work for the sake of bestowal. Moses says that people have already heard this command. In other words, we think that even though we have received enough notices, we still cannot use our egoistic desires, since in spite of the fact that they are not controlled by the evident power of the Pharaoh, they still have not yet been corrected. They are still regular, earthly, egoistic desires as opposed to a “point in the heart” that is detached from them.
Moses is a point in us that is connected with the Creator and that possesses His nature. However, it is greatly mixed up with other desires and that’s why it’s invisible. It doesn’t shine yet; rather, it concerns us by triggering blurred thoughts about the meaning of life.
Other thoughts and desires of ours continue to be interlaced with this world and this material realm. So, even though it seems to us that we don’t want this useless existence of ours, once we start implementing our material desires, we immediately “roll” back. The desires that are oriented towards this world wake up in us and we forget about the “lofty stuff.”
So, we have to strictly divide the point in the heart (the property of Moses and Aaron) from the rest of our egoistic desires. If not for the point named “Moses” (desires that descend from the next upper level, from the property of bestowal), we would simply be as animals.
This point comes to us from a totally different plane and personifies the Creator’s quality in us. Due to it, we make many mistakes. It seems to us that we have already become righteous and that we have climbed to the top. In fact, as soon as we start doing something earthly, our thoughts immediately “fly” to the opposite direction and we experience deep falls. This happens because of the point in the heart. And yet, we should not be embarrassed, indignant, or surprised since it’s just human nature. We have to regard it as a mechanism that acts unpredictably without any idea of what will happen the next moment.
This state of affairs lasts until we reach the final correction before which the utmost bottomless downfall happens. Things that we live through today are just very insignificant fluctuations, back and forth, plus and minus. Wonderful discoveries await us ahead.
From KabTV’s “Mysteries of the Eternal Book,” 2/25/13