Torah, Deuteronomy 27:01 – 27:03: And Moses and the elders of Israel commanded the people, saying, Observe all of the commandment that I command you this day. And it will be, on the day that you cross the Jordan to the land the Lord, your God, is giving you, that you shall set up for yourself huge stones, and plaster them with lime. When you cross, you shall write upon them all the words of this Torah, in order that you may come to the land which the Lord, your God, is giving you, a land flowing with milk and honey, as the Lord, God of your forefathers, has spoken to you.
The egoistic desire that initially works in us constantly grows and leads us to new “mountains” of selfish aspirations and achievements. It always works for alienation between us and becomes more and more stony and inaccessible. This “stony heart” translates into rigid, stony, relationships, without mutual permeation. This is what the stone represents.
The land of Israel symbolizes a huge egoistic desire that needs to be gradually conquered, corrected, and transformed in an altruistic manner. All twelve foundations of egoistic desire must be gradually directed toward altruistic intentions, thereby correcting them.
To write or engrave the words of the Torah on the stone means to turn your egoistic heart into an opposite, altruistic one. This is an enormous work but when you take it as a condition for accepting the laws of your own correction, it means that you are crossing the river Jordan and are entering the land of Israel—those desires that you are committed to correct. This is why you are given an opportunity to enter such states.
From KabTV’s “Secrets of the Eternal Book” 11/21/16