Torah, Deuteronomy 30:17 – 30:18: But if your heart deviates and you do not listen, and you will be drawn astray, and you will prostrate yourself to other deities and serve them, I declare to you this day, that you will surely perish, and that you will not live long days on the land, to which you are crossing the Jordan, to come and take possession thereof.
Naturally, when entering the land of Israel, there are a lot of obstacles because it is at this point that you begin to arouse egoism, which needs to be directed toward the qualities of love and bestowal, meaning, to receive for the sake of the Giver. This is much more difficult than to not receive anything at all and to refuse to receive altogether.
This is very complex, internal, and deep work inside of oneself. If you cannot cope with it, then you will feel hell where you do not correct yourself. If you do correct yourself, on the other hand, you will feel paradise.
These are the two states that now appear before you and they both exist in the land of Israel. You enter and work with them. And there, in the land of Israel, you reach either a huge ascent or a huge descent. Both life and death are there for you.
Question: You keep saying that first humanity has to be educated. Does this mean that humanity should start trying to rise above the ego?
Answer: Of course, but not in the same way Kabbalists went through it or need to go through it. Humanity will pass through everything in a much easier way. Humanity must accept the ready-made method and simply go through these states, repeating them to some extent. This will not be scary for humanity since it will simply be included in something that was prepared beforehand.
And Kabbalists go through these states in order to prepare them for humanity. In other words, they have to experience all of this inside themselves and then offer it to the world as a finished product.
Question: Will new instructions be written for humanity or will they be the same?
Answer: No. These instructions are only for those individuals who have a point in the heart, those who are going to conquer the land of Israel directly.
They must experience all of the egoistic qualities inside themselves and rise above them. The point in the heart in a person is demonstrated by the fact that he aspires toward the fulfillment and realization first of the qualities of the desert, and then the qualities of the land of Israel, which were both created in him so that he could change them to be for the sake of love and bestowal, thereby achieving the revelation of the Creator, the quality of bestowal and love, in all his desires.
The Creator appears to us egoistically as the greatest gift. In fact, it is a gift that is revealed only in our efforts of love and bestowal toward our neighbor. Therefore, if we strive for the benefit of our neighbor in this way, inside this effort, we find the Creator.
If a person is thinking only about the commandments and is committed only to them, he does not need anything else; they are enough and all the other commandments are included in this one. In this case, all the other egoistic qualities of a person are corrected along the way.
From KabTV’s “Secrets of the Eternal Book” 1/18/17