“From Afar You Will See The Land, But You Will Not Come There”

laitman_740.03Torah, Deuteronomy, 32:48 – 32:52: And the Lord spoke to Moses on that very day, saying, Go up this Mount Avarim [to] Mount Nebo, which is in the land of Moab, that is facing Jericho, and see the Land of Canaan, which I am giving to the children of Israel as a possession, and die on the mountain upon which you are climbing and be gathered to your people, just as your brother Aaron died on Mount Hor and was gathered to his people.

Because you betrayed Me in the midst of the children of Israel at the waters of Merivath Kadesh, [in] the desert of Zin, [and] because you did not sanctify Me in the midst of the children of Israel.

For from afar, you will see the land, but you will not come there, to the land I am giving the children of Israel.

It is surprising that Moses, who is the greatest righteous, the greatest man of the people living at that time, cannot enter the land of Israel. However, the people of Israel who are yet to do many evil actions of mutual accusation and hostility, of destruction and murder, can enter.

Moses must stay outside of Israel because this is his degree. He must accompany his people and see the land of Israel. And he sees it. By this, he as if corrects this land from the quality of Bina. Now the people of Israel, that is all other egoistic qualities, can start entering it, explore this land, these desires, and convert them to bestowal for the sake of the Creator.

Question: Why is it written here that this is the land of Canaan?

Answer: It will become the land of Israel once all the egoistic desires that cannot be corrected will be expelled from it, what is called the seven nations living there.

Once the Temple is built, all the land is distributed, egoism is mastered and together with it all egoistic desires subjugate to the twelve tribes, to the qualities and intentions for the sake of the Creator, then the land of Canaan will become the land of Israel (Isra-El means straight to the Creator).

Question: Why will Moses not enter this land? Is it because he has sinned with Aaron?

Answer: It is written in The Book of Zohar and in other Kabbalistic sources that Moses supposedly had an opportunity to act differently, to gradually attract the quality of bestowal to the quality of reception in a different way, but this was not done.

However, in principle, Moses cannot enter the land of Israel because he represents the quality of complete bestowal and love that will be achieved only at the very end of correction. The revelation of this quality should gradually take place in the children of Israel, in individual desires.

Question: It is written, “There was no other prophet who arose in Israel like Moses.” Is he waiting for us, when we reach his one hundred and twentieth degree, in order to rise together with us to the remaining five degrees?

Answer: Many righteous are waiting for us there.
From KabTV’s “Secrets of the Eternal Book” 2/1/17

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