We move from mountain to mountain all the time. The word “mountain” is translated as Har in Hebrew, which stems from the word “Hirhurim,” which means doubts or problems. The mountains towering before us represent bursts of egoism. and without climbing them it is impossible to conquer our egoism.
What does it mean to conquer the land of Israel? “Land” (Eretz) comes from the word “Ratzon” (Desire). You take your desire and begin to change it from an egoistic nature to an altruistic one, which means you work with it for the sake of bestowal and you receive an opportunity to enter the land of Israel.
Our egoistic desire is divided into twelve parts; therefore, the Torah speaks about twelve stones, twelve tribes, and so on.
It is written, “you shall set up these stones, [regarding] which I command you this day on Mount Ebal, and you shall plaster them with lime.” This means purifying the stones; turning them into whiteness is the quality of bestowal. Exactly upon the common quality of bestowal, it is already possible to carve the letters of the Torah.
From KabTV’s “Secrets of the Eternal Book” 11/21/16