Torah, “Deuteronomy,” 1:20, 1:22 – 1:23: And I said to you, “You have come to the mountain of the Amorites, which the Lord, our God, is giving us.” And all of you approached me and said, “Let us send men ahead of us so that they will search out the land for us and bring us back word by which route we shall go up, and to which cities we shall come.” And the matter pleased me; so I took twelve men from you, one man for each tribe.
Question: Why did Moses like the people’s proposal to send scouts ahead of them?
Answer: You can’t walk with closed eyes in spirituality. And if you decided to do so, you need to know exactly what you close your eyes to.
Let’s say there is an abyss in front of me and I walk, seemingly above it, but I know that it is in front of me! Knowledge is necessary; otherwise, it is not moving forward, it is unknown. Therefore, Moses agrees with the people and sends men to search.
And even if the scouts will tell you terrible things later, despite everything, you go to conquer this land, meaning this state, these desires.
But so far Moses’ actions seem sensible to the people because they are not yet fully corrected and they need to overcome the condition of absolute faith, i.e., to close your eyes.
On the corporeal level, closed eyes are simply ignorance, but on the spiritual level, it is the opposite—great knowledge of what I am going for.
And I go forward because I need to reach connection with the Creator so that His power will be transferred to me! Moreover, I understand that I am going for it so that He will help me. Otherwise, I won’t be able to attract Him, to draw Him to me.
Only in this way will I be able to catch Him, where I will know that on one side there is unavoidable death, the inability to do anything, and on the other side is His direct instructions. I always go by faith above reason.
From KabTV’s “Secrets of the Eternal Book,” 12/30/15