“Remove Your Shoe”

740.01Prophets, Joshua, 5:13: And the captain of the Lord’s host said to Joshua, Remove your shoe from your foot; for the place upon which you stand is holy. And Joshua did so.

Question: Why take off your shoes?

Answer: Shoes are what separates a person from the earth, which symbolizes desire. All one’s desires should be uncovered to analyze, separate, sort, and correct them. By taking your shoes off, you begin to come into contact with the next egoistic level and can begin to correct it. This is a constant, never-ceasing work.

Comment: It would seem that once he enters the land of Israel—he is there.

My Response: There is no such thing as “he is there.” Every moment consists of many spiritual operations.
From KabTV’s “Secrets of the Eternal Book” 7/5/21

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