Torah, Deuteronomy 31:14 – 31:15: And the Lord said to Moses, “Behold, your days are approaching [for you] to die. Call Joshua and stand in the Tent of Meeting, and I will inspire him. So Moses and Joshua went, and stood in the Tent of Meeting. And the Lord appeared in the Tent, in a pillar of cloud. The pillar of cloud stood at the entrance to the Tent.
When Moses finished his work, they were all in a particular spiritual state. Nonetheless, it was all happening through Moses, but the active, working part was his lower level, Joshua, or in other words, the will to receive in order to bestow.
On one hand, Joshua was using his egoism; on the other hand, his work in egoism was higher in degree to that of Moses. That is how it happens: the lower you fall, the higher you can rise.
Question: What is “The pillar of cloud stood at the entrance to the Tent”?
Answer: There is such a thing as a pillar of fire and there is a pillar of cloud, depending on the kind of qualities, the kind of desires in which the Creator is revealed. Here, He is still being revealed only in that quality they were able to correct, in other words, in the pure quality of Bina of Moses. And that is why the pillar is a cloud.
The correction of Moses was complete: the forty-year journey through all our inner qualities were corrected to pure bestowal—the quality of Bina, the quality of faith, the quality of Hassadim (mercy).
And now what enters into action is the next correction, the next part: Joshua, who must receive in order to bestow, work with egoism more, and therefore reach higher levels. That is on one hand.
On the other hand, the purity of the work of Moses will always remain as a deposit, as something that is absolutely necessary. That is why after all the long millennia, he will still be waiting for the souls to again return to their corrected state and for him to be able to lead them further.
From KabTV’s “Secrets of the Eternal Book,” 1/23/17