The Torah, “Numbers,” 16:8 – 16:10: Moses said to Korah, “Please listen, sons of Levi. Is it not enough that the God of Israel has distinguished you from the congregation of Israel to draw you near to Him, to perform the service in the Mishkan of the Lord and to stand before the congregation to minister to them? He drew you near, and all your brothers, the sons of Levi with you, and now you seek the kehunah as well?
The problem is that we perceive the Torah as a fascinating novel, while it refers only to one person and tells us what happens inside him, while he must determine who Moses, Aaron, Korah and the rest of the people in him are.
He must clarify which desires and which attributes these are in a person, why they are so opposite from one another, what exactly is revealed in this oppositeness, and in what way Korah is better or worse than Moses.
The Torah explains that everyone must undergo these states, so I want to reveal them inside me. Suppose I undergo a state in which I turn to Moses within me, “I can guide and lead the people better than you. Okay, we have agreed. Please come and bring the pan with the burning incense.” But why should I listen to him? After all, I say that I understand the motion better, but for some reason I still concede to the attribute of Moses. This raises many questions since a person’s internal world is in a complete muddle.
On the one hand, it is as if I object to Moses, and on the other hand, I surrender to him for some reason when I listen to what he tells me.
If we delve into this, it is clear that Torah speaks only about the fulfillment of a certain state, and not about the complete overtaking of Moses’ level since it is a level of absolute Bina, complete connection with the Creator. This is the reason, of course, that Korah has no pretentions about taking it over.
The point is that, if I am on the level of Bina, I may detach myself from Malchut and draw away from the people. Therefore, Korah was right in some sense. I see that all other non-egoistic desires that are already corrected also understand that there is no connection between Bina and Malchut here. Although Moses can be in command here, something in his commands, in this attribute, doesn’t work with my ego.
The Torah tells us that we don’t have any negative attributes. It isn’t wickedness, but simply the attribute of Korah that aspires to advance as much as possible. The whole Torah is only about how to give more, to bestow, to ascend, to imagine everything in adhesion with the Creator, and to hasten this path.
From KabTV’s “Secrets of the Eternal Book” 5/20/15