The Torah, “Numbers” 9:09 – 9:11: The Lord spoke to Moses saying: “Speak to the children of Israel saying, Any person who becomes unclean from [contact with] the dead, or who is on a distant journey, whether among you or in future generations, he shall make a Passover sacrifice for the Lord. In the second month, on the fourteenth day, in the afternoon, they shall make it; they shall it with unleavened cakes and bitter herbs.”
On the fourteenth day of the second month at twilight on the anniversary of the Exodus from Egypt, it is necessary to bring the so-called Passover sacrifice, i.e., to identify the next layer of selfishness that has to be corrected as if we are exiting from Egypt at this very moment.
It is said that in every generation, in every action, one must imagine that one exits Egypt because there are desires that that were not revealed in Egypt, because exiting from Egypt was done in a hurry, under the cover of darkness.
A person in this state does not understand if he is capable of analyzing and differentiating between which of his qualities are associated with bestowal and which are not and how they can be corrected.
Now, after a full year of deliverance from Egyptian slavery, after going through the entire circle of correction, one returns to the same starting point and may once again take Malchut, an egoistic will to receive, and exit Egypt again.
This cycle repeats every year. One purifies oneself by rising from Malchut to Bina forty times.
By going through forty steps of purification, at each one of them one discovers another Passover sacrifice that still has to be corrected, i.e., “pulled” out of Egypt. Previously, it was hidden inside a person; it was not seen, it was not felt, as none of us understand what we consist of.
In this world advancing by suffering, only due to distresses do we begin realizing who we are. The Torah explains how to analyze our afflictions in a good way, with the help of the Light.
From KabTV’s “The Secret of the Eternal Book,” 04/2/15