Comment: The tenth Egyptian plague is the death of the firstborn, when man does not feel any pleasure in the coming future.
My Response: The most important thing in a person, what he strives for and what he should go forward with is his future, his firstborn children, the continuation of life, his aspirations. But he discovers that egoism in no way helps him in this, but, on the contrary, takes away from him the whole perspective. And so he is ready to leave Egypt.
The firstborn personifies the next state of man who comes to the realization that there is no point in continuing to exist in egoism. If he does not get rid of Pharaoh, if he does not get out of Egypt, then there’s no point in living. There is absolute darkness, there is no glimmer of life or hope.
In fact, such an egoistic state may seem like heaven to others, but not to him. He sees nothing in it!
Question: It is interesting that in the corporeal world, everything in a person’s life can be all right: a family, a job. But at the same time, he goes through such internal states from which only some force can bring him out. What is this force? Where does it come from?
Answer: A person is not able to get himself out of egoism. How could he possibly have the strength? He cannot use the ego because he has revealed its wickedness at all stages, at all ten levels. But get out of it? Where to?
But how can he use his primordial desire? Renounce it? That is one thing. And life? It consists in the fact that he must still receive light, energy, and connection with the Creator. He doesn’t have it. Therefore, a certain transition is necessary here to break away from everything previous and to connect with the future.
Question: Can we say that this is the so-called crossing of the Machsom, the exodus from Egypt?
Question: And man does not come back?
Answer: No. We are not going back to Egypt. We must get out of it.
In principle, all of Kabbalah is built on the exodus from Egypt. Therefore, in all further ascents after Egypt, we say: “that you may remember the day when you came out of the land of Egypt.”
Question: Is this the most important event?
Answer: Yes, because only then can you become more and more like the Creator. Egypt is the zero transition point from which we begin to grow spiritually.
From KabTV’s “Spiritual States” 1/30/20