Torah, “Deuteronomy,” 1:41 – 1:43: Then you answered and said to me, “We have sinned against the Lord; we will go up and fight, according to all that the Lord, our God, has commanded us.” So every one of you girded his weapons, and you prepared yourselves to go up to the mountain. And the Lord said to me, “Say to them, ‘Neither go up nor fight, for I am not among you, lest you be struck down before your enemies.'” So I spoke to you, but you did not listen, and you rebelled against the command of the Lord, and you acted wickedly and went up to the mountain.
Moses says to the sons of Israel, “You weren’t corrected enough in order to fight with your internal egoism. I warned you but you decided nevertheless that we need to race against time.
Remark: But they repented by saying, “We have sinned against the Lord! Now we will go and correct our sin.” And God replied, “I am not among you.”
Answer: We can’t get away, the laws of nature are unalterable. God is not some kind of puppet or capricious woman. It is the clear laws of nature. If you fulfill them, you receive life; if you don’t fulfill them you are going to die.
Moreover, he sent spies, the wisest men, to the land of Israel. And what did they see? They saw the enormous fruits this land gives! And why does it give such fruits? There are no Jews there yet, completely different people live there. However, they can’t extract these fruits from the egoism without having quality of bestowal.
Comment: But in the Torah it is said that two people are carrying an enormous cluster of grapes…
Answer: Correct, but who is carrying it? The children of Israel that entered it; the seven spies, they saw these fruits! They brought them to the people! They work with egoism! They discovered that with its help it is possible to obtain such fruits, i.e., to reach such spiritual heights!
Therefore they say, “If we enter this land, (plunge into egoistic desires), take a bit from inside egoism and raise it outside, then we will receive enormous fruits! This is special land!”
There are few levels of desires: zero, one, two, three, and four. The fourth level is the most base, heavy, and egoistic. Throughout the history of evolution, egoism is constantly growing. The people of Israel, by exiting Babylon, corrected the first four levels of egoism in them: zero, one, two, and three.
And now they enter the land of Israel, the last, most terrible egoistic state. Therefore, the spies who entered the fifth level, bring fruits and show them to everyone, saying, “Look what we can obtain there!”
But everybody understands that these fruits are possible to obtain through a serious fight with terrible giants living in the land of Israel, i.e., with those enormous egoistic desires that exist in this level.
Moses addresses the people saying, “We must work on this level. Do you agree?” Half of them shout, “What for? Here it is good for us as well! We will wait.” And another part is ready to go forward at any cost. Hence Moses tells the Creator that he must explain the Torah to them again.
But this is another Torah, preparation for entry into the land of Israel; we can say it is a compilation or an assembly of the previous path and a presentation in a form that requires a person to start working with the most difficult and dark layer of egoism.
Among these egoistic desires are some that we are unable to correct and just have to leave them aside. But first we need to explore, sort, select, and set them aside.
Seven nations living in the land of Israel, i.e., seven egoistic desires, must be corrected gradually. This means conquering them by covering them with the altruistic intention.
From KabTV’s “Secrets of the Eternal Book” 1/20/16