The Torah, “Numbers” 9:6 – 9:8: But there were certain men, who were unclean by the dead body of a man, so that they could not keep the passover on that day; and they came before Moses and before Aaron on that day.
And those men said unto him: “We are unclean by the dead body of a man; wherefore are we to be kept back, so as not to bring the offering of the Lord in its appointed season among the children of Israel?” And Moses said unto them: “Stay ye that I may hear what the Lord will command concerning you.”
Who were unclean by the dead body of a man, means connecting in their internal work to their dead desires that are aimed at self-contentment and not to the intention of in order to bestow unto others.
A person who suddenly sinks into these desires cannot be purified of them and corrected. In that case not only does he not enter the land of Israel, but he cannot advance in his spiritual ascent either.
And Moses said unto them: “stay ye that I may hear what the Lord will command concerning you.” Moses doesn’t decide anything on his own because it is merely a point in us that yearns for the Creator. When it receives a desire from below, it has to find the contact with the Creator. This is what Moses’ function and actions come down to.
He has no self, and is therefore called the Lord’s slave, as it says: “There has not been a prophet as great as Moses.” In other words, it is absolute bestowal in both directions.
From KabTV’s “Secrets of the Eternal Book” 2/04/15