Torah, Deuteronomy, 25:17-18: Remember what Amalek did to you along the way when you сame out from Egypt, how he met you along the way and attacked among you all the stragglers at your rear when you were faint and weary; and he did not fear God.
Amalek (an acronym of “Al MenAt LEKabel,” intention “for the sake of receiving”) is an egoistic intention that picks up our weakest desires, steals and kills them by capturing them, working for them egoistically, for itself. This is called the mortification of desires.
Amalek attacked the people of Israel on their way from Egypt to Mount Sinai, meaning that it began to pull them back to Egypt. In other words, after exiting egoism, on the way to the first restriction, ascending above the egoistic level, and receiving the light from above, Amalek, who is trying to take everything for himself, appears. His task is to bring them back to Egypt if possible, and if not, at least to tear away from them as much as possible.
Therefore, it is necessary to constantly fight with it, because it is the intention against the Creator. Amalek is not private egoistic desires that can be corrected if not now, then later; instead, it is the intention “for oneself,” which cannot be corrected, and can only be reversed. Therefore, it must be killed, and only then can you perform the opposite action of love and bestowal.
It is said that “he did not fear God.” Amalek, like Pharaoh, is not afraid of anything because he is authorized by the Creator to do it. In this, Amalek and Pharaoh are equal.
From KabTV’s “Secrets of the Eternal Book” 02/11/16