Prophets, Joshua, 10:12-14: Then Joshua spoke to the Lord on the day when the Lord delivered up the Amorites before the children of Israel, and he said in the sight of Israel, “Sun, stand still upon Gibeon, and Moon in the valley of Ajalon.”
And the sun stood still, and the moon stayed, until the people had avenged themselves upon their enemies. So the sun stood still in the midst of the heaven, and it did not hasten to go down exactly a whole day.
And there was no day like that before it or after it, that the Lord hearkened to the voice of a man, for the Lord fought for Israel.
Question: For the first time, Joshua commands the Creator and the sun stops. What does it mean that the Creator listens to a person?
Answer: This is a spiritual state when a person feels that he can command his desires in such a way that even the upper force goes along with him, as if obeying him, listening to him. This happens at a certain stage, for example, when the desire of Zeir Anpin rises and Bina fulfills it.
The phrase “My sons have defeated Me” also relates to this. This happens throughout history if we act correctly.
Question: What does it mean to defeat the Creator?
Answer: The Creator as if is saying, “I have created in them the will to receive, and they wanted to use it in order to bestow, in order to be like Me. It turns out that they have defeated Me, and I am very happy about it. After all, the desire to bestow is My true, deepest desire, my quality. I am pleased with the fact that they rejected the opposite quality (to receive) and want to be like Me (to bestow). After all, they have defeated the nature that I created in them and proved that they are devoted to Me, that they love Me more than themselves. Thus, they raise Me above their nature, and truly put Me as the Creator over themselves.”
From KabTV’s “Secrets of the Eternal Book” 7/26/21