Why Do People Make Mistakes?

Dr. Michael LaitmanThe Torah, “Numbers,” 22:28: The Lord opened the mouth of the she-donkey, and she said to Balaam, “What have I done to you that you have struck me these three times?”

The word “she-donkey,” like the word “donkey” (Hamor), stems from the Hebrew word “Homer” – matter, and refers to to a person’s egoistic nature. The Creator operates as the vital direct force on the levels of the still, vegetative, and animate nature, so they don’t object to it. But the moment the she-donkey begins to talk, it is raised to the human level, the level of Balaam himself.

Compared to the other levels, it is possible to make mistakes on the human level because the Creator is concealed. The Creator is not concealed from nature itself, and in fact the laws that are revealed in matter are the direct revelation of the Creator.

The questions, doubts, and speculations come up on the human level, and so a person makes mistakes and corrects himself and then makes mistakes once more and corrects himself again.

The she-ass represents matter on all of the levels of life; it represents nature that is controlled by positive and negative forces that are balanced instinctively, aimed at clarifying actions according to the law of nature.

On the human level there are doubts and problems that must be solved. This is the reason that the she-as is much smarter than Balaam because the Creator is revealed in the animate level it is on, while He is concealed on the level of the speaking and is not revealed.
From KabTV’s “Secrets of the Eternal Book” 8/12/15

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