And they ate of the grain of the land on the morrow of the Passover, unleavened cakes and parched grain on this very day.
And the manna ceased on the morrow when they ate of the grain of the land; neither had the children of Israel manna anymore; and they ate of the produce of the land of Canaan that year. (Joshua 5:10-5:12)
Therefore, it is said that they began to eat the produce of the land, which means the combination of the properties of Malchut and Bina. By using the properties of receiving and giving, they can combine them so that the land produces food.
Question: In the desert, they did not do this, but here they began to combine these qualities?
Answer: There is no property of Bina in the desert. Therefore, only MAN falls there. And when the people come to the border with the land of Israel, they have the opportunity to receive the property of Bina (bestowal), to mix it in the correct proportion with the properties of Malchut (reception), and to start producing food from the land.
This means that they must correct their desires themselves, but, of course, with the help of Bina, with the help of an upper force, the power of the Creator.
Question: In order to grow crops, do they need to start cultivating this land and ask for rain?
Answer: Yes, this is a whole system of working with our desire so that it begins to bear fruit. I take egoistic desires, cut them off so that only those desires that can be used for bestowal and love for others remain. And then I produce whatever the earth bears for the sake of others. And so does everyone in the land of Israel.
If I work with the intention for the sake of others, I cultivate the land, that is, I cultivate my egoism so that sprouts of altruism appear from it, which I give to others, then I fulfill the condition of life in the land of Israel.
Question: And then the rains come?
Answer: Not only that. The earth always bears fruit. And when the rains come, i.e., moisture appears in it, Bina, and it gives such fruits that they did not know before, as in the case of the scouts who saw huge bunches of grapes in the land of Israel.
Moisture in the earth only appears only if the people do not use their selfish intentions.
From KabTV’s “Secrets of the Eternal Book” 7/5/21