Resisting Egoism

566.02And the Lord said to Joshua, “Be not afraid of them, for tomorrow at this time, I will deliver them up all slain before Israel. You shall cripple their horses, and burn their chariots with fire.” (Prophets, Joshua 11:6)

This means: do not give the egoistic desires the opportunity to approach you. If you cannot deal with them, take up the defensive and do everything to deprive them of the means to fight you.

A big problem arises because these desires are so powerful that you can hardly resist fulfilling them. And the Creator is weak here. The problem is that we ourselves understand that we have to resist them.

Comment: But in this case, the Israelis were strong. They broke the chariots, i.e., hit egoism.

My Response: Yes, but egoism works in many directions and with great cunningness. Victory after victory, it is good. But why later are people suffering defeat, and moreover, a huge, general defeat? Because egoism is our nature.

And although it seems to us that we are winning, the victory, in general, is purely external. And in order to really lead the people to unity with each other and with the Creator, it is necessary to fight with the Creator Himself, who arranges all this, both weakens and strengthens. As it is said about Jacob: “You fought with the kings and fought with the Creator and won.”

To conquer means to force the Creator to help you recreate yourself. After constant effort, when you realize that you have no strength, this is a natural move.

Question: It turns out that neither kings nor Israel have any freewill? Those are heated up and these are heated up.

Answer: No, Israel has freewill so that it constantly strengthens its unity against egoism and understands that it cannot do anything—only to ask the Creator.
From KabTV’s “Secrets of the Eternal Book” 8/2/21

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