Torah, Deuteronomy 11:26 – 11:28: Behold, I set before you today a blessing and a curse. The blessing, that you will heed the commandments of the Lord your God, which I command you today; and the curse, if you will not heed the commandments of the Lord your God, but turn away from the way I command you this day, to follow other gods, which you did not know.
If a person turns away from the way that leads to adhesion with the Creator, the only upper force of nature, then, of course, he makes a mistake and goes to “other gods,” meaning turns to other forces of nature.
“To follow other gods, which you did not know,” that is, previously you did not take them into account as something crucial, defining, and fundamental. And if you give them preference now and look at them as managers then, of course, my curse is on you.
What does a curse mean? A person draws fire upon himself by leaving the only true, upper force of control, under which are all the others, its derivative. He introduces himself to the system in which there is no balance and feels its imbalance.
This is the curse. There is no God that sends us something special from above, we just talk about it in such a metaphorical way. Through our actions, we cause a distortion of the common system and thus feel all the consequences on ourselves.
Question: Why is this Torah portion called Rehe (Look)?
Answer: Because we need to attain the spiritual system. After all, vision is the strongest sense of a human, the most powerful source of knowledge and understanding of where and what we are. Therefore, we need to perceive everything through our vision, our highest cognition. Not to believe or simply acknowledge, but to really comprehend the essence of it. Even in court a witness can only be one who saw, not one who only heard.
From KabTV’s “Secrets of the Eternal Book” 6/22/2016