Balaam—The Creator’s Loyal Companion

Dr. Michael LaitmanThe Torah, “Numbers,” 22:5 – 22:6: He sent messengers to Balaam the son of Beor, to Pethor, which is by the river of the land of his people, to call for him, saying, “A people has come out of Egypt, and behold, they have covered the ‘eye’ of the land, and they are stationed opposite me. So now, please come and curse this people for me, for they are too powerful for me. Perhaps I will be able to wage war against them and drive them out of the land, for I know that whomever you bless is blessed and whomever you curse is cursed.”

A person always will be mistaken before he attains the state of accurately yearning for the Creator. To be mistaken means to be under the curse of Balaam.

Only when a person reaches the point of accurately yearning for the Creator, which he can reach only after internal wars and the revelation that all of the problems are inside him, does he receive a blessing instead of a curse. This is what we see.

Question: Balak’s call to Balaam is like to the Creator and sounds exaggerated: “… whomever you bless is blessed and whomever you curse is cursed.”

Answer: Balaam is higher than Moses in that. Moses cannot turn to the Creator like Balaam because he turns to Him from an egoistic perspective.

His “she-ass” [donkey], his animal level, is connected to the Creator. Interestingly, his ego is on a level of a prophet. If you are on the left part, in a shell, you have enormous powers, animal powers called Balaam’s she-ass.

Here the she-ass prophesizes, which means that his lowest desires are connected with the upper forces, and all of this is revealed to a person as the left line.

What is poor Moses worth? He must ascend above this state in his connection with the Creator because, with regard to the Creator, he is like a baby. Balaam commands the Creator here. In other words, you face a king who has a loyal companion, a loyal force that gives commands: to stop this little Moses. What is he running around for?

Moses can do only one thing, which is to surrender, but this is how he wins. What is more, their forces are absolutely unequal.
This attribute in us that leads us to the Creator is the peak of our continuous yearning for unity.
From KabTV’s “Secrets of the Eternal Book” 7/8/15

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