Torah, Deuteronomy 28:49 – 28:50: The Lord will bring upon you a nation from afar, from the end of the earth, as the eagle swoops down, a nation whose language you will not understand, a brazen nation, which will not respect the elderly, nor show favor to the young.
Such egoistic qualities that you never suspected begin rising within you. They enslave you with more and more new egoistic instructions, and although you resist them, you nevertheless obey. And by obeying, you become an even bigger fan of fulfilling them. And you realize all of it!
A very interesting inner problem is revealed within you. On one hand, you are burning in your aspiration to fulfil the egoistic directions, and on the other hand, you are ashamed and you cannot do it, but you do it anyway.
It is written: “As the eagle swoops down, a nation whose language you will not understand.” These are new egoistic qualities that are revealed in a person, and he does not even understand them; they control him instinctively.
Although he had some ideas about honesty, about correct relationships and obligations, nothing is left of them in regard to parents, children, or society. Egoism rules in him directly, to the full depth of his nature.
From KabTV’s “Secrets of the Eternal Book” 12/19/16