Under The Shadow Of Egoism

laitman_741_02Midrash Raba, “BeShalach“: Do you know which giants we met there? They are the descendants of the generation of Enosh, and they are so tall that their heads seem to reach the sun. Anyone who sees them is terrified of the thought that one may fall to the ground! Listen to what happened once, when we looked for a shady place to rest.

The spies look for shadows because they don’t want the direct bright Light, and they cannot bear it. They can exist when everything closes outside their ego and the oppositeness between the ego and the Light cannot be seen anymore. The giants whose heads reach the sun, which means the level of Zeir Anpin and above up to the level of Arich Anpin of the world of Atzilut, are souls that have corrected themselves.

We entered what we thought to be a cave, but in fact it was the peel of a giant pomegranate. We rested there a bit and then a daughter of a giant went by us and picked up this peel with all of us in it, twelve men sitting in it.

The word “pomegranate” (Rimon) stems from the word “Romemut” (exaltedness), which refers to how high the upper force can raise them. And the female part Malchut raises them above, to the Creator.

She didn’t even realize that we were there! She simply threw the peel away in her garden. We are like miserable ants compared to these giants. In fact, we once heard how one giant spoke about us: “There are these creatures in the vine who are as small as grasshoppers and who resemble human beings.”

This means that for Malchut their ascent is not a burden. They cannot give her any desire, any MAN, in order to oblige her to raise them. This ascent happens passively.

From KabTV’s “Secrets of the Eternal Book” 4/8/15

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