Torah, Deuteronomy 28:43 – 28:44: The stranger who is among you will arise above you, higher and higher, while you will descend lower and lower. He will lend to you, but you will not lend to him. He will be at the head, while you will be at the tail.
“The stranger who is among you” is the egoism you caused within yourself and now you cannot get rid of it. It fully controls you, indulges you, and you have absolutely nothing left of you own. You will exist in the lowest state and it is only thanks to it.
And you yourself want it, you cannot tear yourself away from your egoism. You have no strength to give it up.
Question: What does it mean, “He will lend to you, but you will not lend to him”?
Answer: You cannot give it anything, but it will give you energy for egoistic actions from which egoism will be the only one to profit. This is how it is in our world. Egoism leads you wherever it wants.
Question: If “he will lend to me,” does it mean that I need it?
Answer: Yes. Everybody acts only in a way that is beneficial for his egoism. He does not suspect that egoism, which is hiding within him, is not him, but “a stranger who lends to him.”
The Creator controls a person in such a tricky way. He can do anything with a person with the help of egoism.
And all this is to the person’s detriment, but he is unable to resist until the very last moment when, as it is written in The Book of Zohar, he opens his mouth unable to refuse a drop of poison that brings him an immediate pleasure, and he swallows it and dies.
From KabTV’s “Secrets of the Eternal Book” 12/19/16