Not To Run, But To Conquer!
Remark: Pharaoh was chasing after the people when they were leaving Egypt, but when entering the land of Israel no one chases you.
My Comment: When approaching the land of Israel you, yourself, consciously go forward. It is not good to put pressure on you all the time from behind.
The reason for leaving Egypt was to flee from suffering, from the ten Egyptian plagues. And now it is not. Now we are urging people, with our own awareness of the need to cleanse ourselves from egoistic intentions, to cleanse our desires in order to reveal the Creator in them and thereby give Him pleasure.
Question: What is the difference between the fact that the Red Sea parted and the waters of the Jordan parted? What is the difference between these two states inside a person?
Answer: The waters of the Red Sea part when the border between the power of Pharaoh and the power of the Creator is removed. In principle, this is one and the same power, only it manifests itself in different ways.
Question: Can we say that there is a spiritual birth?
Answer: In principle, spiritual birth does not happen overnight. This is a long-term process, just like in our world.
Remark: But when leaving Egypt, one still had to go by faith above reason. Without this, it is impossible to cross the sea. And the people still enter it!
My Comment: It is the same here. In all these, so to speak, journeys, miracles, they rise above their egoism all the time. Only sometimes this happens with the help of war, a dash, a jump into the sea, crossing over the Jordan, and so on. But still it goes through overcoming.
Remark: Nachshon was in Egypt. There were no priests to enter the water and the sea parted.
My Comment: But the property of Bina is not there yet! And in the land of Israel this property of bestowal and connection dominates. Therefore, they have to feel and behave in a different way. And the tasks facing them are completely different: not to run, but to conquer.
From KabTV’s “Secrets of the Eternal Book” 6/11/21
Entering The Land Of Israel
Connecting To The Level Of Moses
The Principle Of The Spiritual Ascent
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