The Siege Upon Egoism

933Prophets, Joshua, 6:15 – 6:16, 6:20 – 6:21: And it was on the seventh day, that they rose early at the dawning (of the day), and they circled the city after the same manner seven times; only on that day they circled the city seven times. And it was at the seventh time, the priests blew with the trumpets, and Joshua said to the people, Shout, for the Lord has given you the city.

And the people shouted, and (the priests) blew with the trumpets; and it was when the people heard the sound of the trumpet, that the people shouted with a great shout, and the wall fell down in its place and the people went up into the city, every man opposite him, and they took the city.

And they completely destroyed all that was in the city, both man and woman, young and old, and ox, and sheep, and ass, with the edge of the sword.

All of the above takes place in the people who allegedly attacked the city. This city is inside them. They attack their remaining egoism and destroy it at all levels: inanimate, vegetative, and animate. That is, they take the life away from all desires that still exist in them, but are already separated from them by a wall and are defined as opposed to them.

Question: What is the egoistic walled city inside me?

Answer: It is all our remaining egoism manifesting in front of us as such. And there is no other way to conquer it but through a siege and precisely by actions like blowing a horn.

Question: What is this mysterious number 7, which repeats itself all the time?

Answer: These are Hesed, Gevura, Tifferet, Netzach, Hod, Yesod, and Malchut—seven steps that one must consistently ascend in order to completely destroy the egoistic intention for one’s own sake. Egoism itself is not destroyed and continues to be used with the correct intention.
From KabTV’s “Secrets of the Eternal Book” 7/12/21

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