Torah, Deuteronomy 11:29 – 11:30: And it will be, when the Lord, your God, will bring you to the land to which you come, to possess it, that you shall place those blessing upon Mount Gerizim, and those cursing upon Mount Ebal. Are they not on the other side of the Jordan, way beyond, in the direction of the sunset, in the land of the Canaanites, who dwell in the plain, opposite Gilgal, near the plains of Moreh?
“Har” (mountain) is from the word “Hirhurim” (doubts). A person is always in doubt. However, some doubts bring him to the correct path, and with their help, he ascends, and other doubts bring him to a descent, when he agrees with his nature.
Therefore, blessings are given on one mountain and curses on the other, in other words, a reward here and a punishment there. In spirituality this is one mountain, one place where you stumble and fall and you rise there as well.
There is nothing else but through correct work with the curses you come to the blessing. After all, the desire is the same and you correct it gradually, you stumble, correct, stumble and so you advance.
Question: It is written that “the mountains are beyond Jordan, in the direction of the sunset, in the land of the Canaanites.” Why are they “in the direction of the sunset”?
Answer: A new degree of human development begins with the sunset. Therefore, we need to consider this degree as a good sign: you went through the previous state and now are moving to the new one.
It begins close to sunset, with the twilight, when everything is unknown: you can’t see and can’t distinguish between truth and lies, between the right and wrong path. In this case, you must go forward and choose by faith above reason.
Faith above reason is a very serious spiritual principle. Only if we really move by faith above reason will we be able to understand the difference between the state of blessing and the state of curse because this is not decided on the level of our earthly understanding but precisely by rising above our egoism. This decision is made in spite of everything earthly, contrary to our logic and our attitude to what is happening.
Therefore, everything happens at dusk, in the darkness, toward the sunset.
From KabTV’s “Secrets of the Eternal Book” 6/22/16