Torah, Deuteronomy 29:04 – 29:05: I led you through the desert for forty years [during which time] your garments did not wear out from upon you, nor did your shoes wear out from upon your feet. You neither ate bread, nor drank new wine or old wine, in order that you would know that I am the Lord, your God.
In the desert I eat only MAN (manna) because it is the quality of Bina, bestowal—there is nothing else. I feed only on the quality of bestowal.
It is my bread, my food, and my clothes—absolutely everything. Clothes mean all the screens (Masachim) that are on me. Food is the Light of Hassadim that I consume and live by. It means that all this is just adhesion to the Creator. I cling to Him with all the egoistic desires that arise in me, and thus I am cleansed of their egoistic fulfilment.
I live and am fulfilled only by the fact that every time I get closer and closer to Him. I receive a life-giving force from Him.
In other words, MAN are the degrees that a person goes through during the so-called 40 years of wandering in the desert, that is, the ascent from Malchut to Bina.
They are called rungs of purification, not rungs of realization of egoism to altruism but of purification, because I do not use the egoistic desires, I only rise above them leaving all my egoism below.
And when I start shovelling egoism that I left below, it means that I am already in the land of Israel.
From KabTV’s “Secrets of the Eternal Book” 12/28/16