Prophets, Joshua, 21:42, 21:43: And the Lord gave them rest from about, according to all that He swore to their fathers; and no man of all their enemies stood before them; the Lord delivered all their enemies into their hand.
Not a thing was lacking from all the good things that the Lord spoke to the house of Israel; all came to pass.
Question: What does it mean that the Creator gave rest to Israelites as promised? What rest can Israelites have?
Answer: First, after a correction at one level or another, they continue to exist in it. And this is their achievement.
Second, they do not stand still as we might think. There is no rest in their work. They just have not yet moved to another stage. And to keep this step means to expand the use of your egoism for bestowal and love from the level that you have reached and continue further.
It is not a small job. For example, one reaches the degree of Bina, although there are many degrees there, and he stops.
My Response: There is no peace in life at all. The desire is continuously transformed, developed, revealed, and a person must gradually make it similar to the Creator.
Perhaps this movement is not so much in height as in width, in Hassadim and not in Hochma. Still, it is a necessary work, and the children of Israel were engaged in it.
Question: In the spiritual work descents and ascents constantly occur. Do you ever feel at peace?
Answer: I have no idea what peace there can be before the final correction. It simply does not exist in nature. I do not know what will happen next because such steps occur after the final correction, such crazy work, such heights!
I do not think that a person who is already climbing these steps is generally asking for peace. He has no such query. As Caleb said to Joshua Ben Nun: “I am this day eighty-five years old. I am still as strong this day as I was on the day that Moses sent me. And now, give me this mountain, of which the Lord spoke on that day, for you heard on that day how the ‘Anakim were there, and that the cities were big and fortified. It may be that the Lord will be with me, and I shall drive them out, as the Lord spoke.” That is, a person is constantly demanding work more and more.
From KabTV’s “Secrets of the Eternal Book” 8/23/21