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The Path To A Common Desire

746.03Prophets, Joshua, 21:43: Not a thing was lacking from all the good things that the Lord spoke to the house of Israel; all came to pass.

The Creator promised the children of Israel that they would receive the land as an allotment if only He would be with them. Everything is in their hands. They are already settling on the land, turning all their desires (“land, Eretz”—from the word “Ratzon, Desire”) into bestowal, connection, and love.

Everyone cultivates the land, i.e., sits on his part of the desire. It cannot be otherwise because everyone received their part from the shattering of Adam, the common soul. Therefore, a person understands what to do, what to correct, and how to be connected with others to eventually come to one common desire, to a common system called Adam. Everything is on a schedule here.

The children of Israel know what they need to do. The Cohanim (Cohens, Priests) and Levites patiently explain all this to them, and then new steps are revealed to everyone.

Therefore, even though greater egoism is manifested, they successfully master the land, these broken desires.

Everything happens within a person. It is about fixing the connection between him and others.

Question: In what case does the Creator’s promise come true?

Answer: In every case: either by suffering or by diligent, serious work. Everyone is obliged to complete their lesson. But how do you do it? Either in a short and kind way or in a long way of suffering. But one way or another, you will still come to what is said.
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From KabTV’s “Secrets of the Eternal Book” 8/23/21

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Violation Of Unity

961.2And the thing pleased the children of Israel; and the children of Israel blessed God, and they did not intend to go up against them in battle, to destroy the land in which the children of Reuben and Gad dwelt.

And the children of Reuben and the children of Gad called the altar: ‘for it is a witness between us that the Lord is God.’ (Prophets, Joshua, 22:33; 22:34)

Question: The two and a half tribes that went over the Jordan will later depart from the people and be the first to go into exile. Is it possible to foresee in advance where unity will be violated?

Answer: Of course: in the advancement toward the goal. What is happening in Israeli society today is an absolute disintegration because there is no advancement toward a single goal. Liberalism or so-called freedom is deadly for any nation, especially for the Jewish people.

Question: Was it possible to foresee in advance that this would happen?

Answer: Undoubtedly. You can say as much as you like that to have a lot of trends in society is contemporary, it is a sign of a developed society, and this is how it should be. However, this is not a developed society, but a developed, uncorrected, decaying egoism, and any of its actions divides the people into parts.

Question: Does it mean that when we just started building the country, it was already possible to say that this would be the case?

Answer: This country was created on the basis of war, and is governed only by war, including the war with each other. All members of the government are thinking about how to push each other aside. If it were not for the help from above, our country would have been gone for a long time.
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From KabTV’s “Secrets of the Eternal Book” 8/23/21

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Entering The Land Of Israel

747.03Prophets, Joshua 18:4; 18:6: Appoint for yourselves three men for each tribe; and I will send them, and they shall arise, and go through the land, and describe it according to their inheritance; and they shall come to me.

You shall describe the land into seven parts, and bring it here to me, and I will cast lots for you here before the Lord our God.

Joshua Ben Nun says that the desires of Israel should be shaped in us.

“I will send them,” that is, “I will push, lead, support them on the steps of mastering the property of bestowal and love, and they will rise above their egoism.”

In spirituality, we distinguish states of lying, sitting, and getting up, which personify the small state (Katnut) and the large state (Gadlut). When a person sits, this is a small state, Katnut. When he gets up, this is already the middle state, that is, he can be associated with others but only with the properties of bestowal. And the large state is when he can be associated with other properties of reception as well.

“And they will rise” means that you can transform the property of reception into property of bestowal by building the right intention.

“And go through the land,“ that is, the children of Israel will master all their desires and will be able to mix them together and work together on them as one common desire with one common intention.

Everything that they learn, receive, master, they will be able to absorb into themselves. This is the meaning of “describe.”

“And they will come to me,” they will return again to their mentor, who brought them here, and they will go on with him.

The mentor supports them, directs them, corrects them, helps them, explains why they exist. Why is it necessary to overcome such obstacles, to overcome your egoism for the sake of connection and love with each other?

It is about how to perceive the teacher correctly and implement what he says. All this is the process of entering the land of Israel.
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From KabTV’s “Secrets of the Eternal Book

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Conveying Kabbalistic Information

525Question: What do you think is the most suitable genre of films for conveying Kabbalistic information: comedy, drama, or historical films?

Answer: I believe that everything that a person experiences can be suitable. It only depends on the idea.

Question: What genres do you personally like the most?

Answer: For conveying Kabbalistic information, I cannot imagine anything other than a conversation in the form of a dialogue or a monologue.

What else could it be? When actors are running around the stage, it does not mean anything. It all depends on what they want to convey. Therefore, nothing can be said in advance.

Comment: But the Torah is written in dramatic language. There are always some events occurring: wars, love, hatred.

My Response: It is not exactly what we think. We do not understand what is written in the Torah. It speaks about something completely different. It is a story that allegorically conveys the elevation of man above his nature to the level of the Creator.
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From KabTV’s “Spiritual States” 9/10/21

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The Duty Of The Levites

933Prophets, Joshua 21:39: All the cities of the Levites in the midst of the possession of the children of Israel, were forty-eight cities with the open land around them.

Question: To belong to Levites, is it a privilege or a responsibility?

Answer: It is both privilege and responsibility because these two concepts are inextricably connected. Levites work among the people, in society, among the masses. They educate people by being a conduit between the Cohens and the masses.

The Cohens are the carriers of the upper knowledge, which is not connected to the people. Let’s say they are like academics. However, besides the academy, there are also institutes, technical schools, and various institutions where people are educated. These are for the Levites, the teachers of the masses.

The Cohens and Levites within us are desires that tell us how we should behave in everyday life in order to become similar to the Creator in general.

It is a big responsibility to be a Levite. Not everyone is worthy of this position because you can be called a Levite not just because you were born in this social category.

Question: What does it mean that the Levites cannot work the land, but they can have cities and pastures?

Answer: The Levites had no right to have their own land. They could only live by serving people and people paid them for it. Therefore, the entire territory of the state was divided into districts where they taught the people.

Question: So, working the land means working directly with the will to receive?

Answer: No, they were already above that and could only teach.
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From KabTV’s “Secrets of the Eternal Book” 8/23/21

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The Altar—Point Of Connection Of All Desires

625.01Prophets, Joshua, 22:12; 22:16: And when the children of Israel heard of it, the whole congregation of the children of Israel assembled at Shiloh, to go up to war against them.

“Thus said the whole congregation of the Lord, ‘What treachery is this that you have committed against the God of Israel, to turn away this day from following the Lord, in that you have built an altar that you might rebel this day against the Lord.

The two and a half tribes of Israel, who left Shiloh, reached the outskirts of Jordan and built a huge altar there.

The altar is that point of connection between us from which we raise all our thoughts and desires to the Creator. This is not a structure that burning is performed on. In spirituality, it has completely different functions.

In other words, the most important thing for the Israelites was to limit the places or, if I may say, the thoughts regarding the sacrifices: Why I am doing this? And this can only come from the one place that unites the whole people.

Therefore, the children of Israel rebelled very strongly and rose up against those who had gone beyond Jordan, because the altar should be the single place for the whole world. This is the place where all desires of all people are connected with intentions directed toward the Creator.
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From KabTV’s “Secrets of the Eternal Book” 8/23/21

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To The Court Of Elders

559Prophets, Joshua, 20:4: And he shall flee to one of those cities, and he shall stand at the entrance of the gate of the city, and shall declare his cause in the ears of the elders of that city, they shall take him into the city to them, and give him a place, and he shall dwell among them.

If a man considers himself ready to get in touch with other desires, with other people, to rise to the next level of correction, to greater connection on the path to the desire of Adam, then he should decide this only in the court of elders.

Elders are those who have attained the highest degree of GAR. They sit at the gates of the city and decide whether or not to let him climb the next step. He must pass this exam.

Question: I do not want to mix this world with the spiritual world, but nevertheless, in some eastern villages such councils of elders still exist. Can we say that this is a projection onto our world?

Answer: This is the natural state of humanity when it appoints elders as its judges.

Question: Will we come to this someday?

Answer: It will come automatically but not in this form, of course: a city, a gate, old people sitting on stones, you come to them, and they begin to discuss something.

Question: Still, the Torah speaks of a city of criminals. What decision do the elders make? That a person has transgressed the law unintentionally?

Answer: No, there are different states and different settlements, cities. If a man wants to be judged fairly, correctly, then he goes to such people, and they make their own judgment about him.
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From KabTV’s “Secrets of the Eternal Book” 8/16/21

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For The Sake Of Correcting A Common Soul

509Then the children of Reuben and the children of Gad and the half-tribe of Manasseh answered, and spoke to the heads of the thousands of Israel.

“God, God, the Lord, God, God, the Lord, He knows, and Israel, he shall know; if it be in rebellion, or if in transgression against the Lord, save us not this day.

If we have built us an altar to turn away from following the Lord, or if to offer upon it burnt-offering or meal-offering, or if to offer peace-offerings upon it, let the Lord Himself require it (Joshua, 22:21-22:23).

Question: Before starting the war in Trans-Jordan, ambassadors were sent there to find out the intentions of the two and a half tribes of Israel, who went beyond the Jordan and built an altar there.

The tribes of Manasseh, Gad and Reuben explained their actions by the fact that years would pass and Jordan would become a border and divide the people. Therefore they were afraid that the ten tribes remaining on the other side of the Jordan would want to deprive them of the opportunity to pray and serve God in a single temple. And just to show that they are one people, they built an altar.

Why were they afraid of what others would think?

Answer: We are talking about the internal connections between all the desires of the broken soul of Adam. For the sons of Israel, the main thing is that they be together, because only then does the personal correction of each affect everyone else—all common desires.

They do not think about themselves, but about the general correction. Everything is only for the sake of correcting one common soul. Therefore any separation and estrangement is terrible for them.

Comment: You also constantly say the only thing the people should do is to wish to reach unity.

My Response: Yes, the most important thing is to come to a common opinion, thoughts, to the Creator, under which everyone can unite and destroy any partitions separating us, so that there is nothing that would separate a person from a person. Only mutual striving for a single goal. Everyone, based on their soul, should try to do this as efficiently as possible for everyone. This is called “one altar,” “one temple.”
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From KabTV’s “Secrets of the Eternal Book” 8/23/21

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Did The Creator Give Rest To Israelites?

747.01Prophets, 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.

Comment: Peace!

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.
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From KabTV’s “Secrets of the Eternal Book” 8/23/21

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How Long Will YouBe Lazy?

747.01Prophets, Book of Joshua, 18:3: And Joshua said, “How long are you slack to come in to possess the land, which the Lord God of your forefathers has given you?

Question: What does it mean that Israel is too lazy to take the land?

Answer: If people are afraid to go against their egoism, are unable to unite, and master the quality of bestowal and love above themselves, then this is a problem. It is natural because you need to go against the ego, which is the primordial nature of man.

Therefore, friction arises between the children of Israel: who is more, who is less, etc. They no longer work in connection with the Creator but as if who would rise above whom.

Joshua Ben Nun (son of Nun) inspires them and shows them how to take a few more steps for the sake of connection among themselves. Then the Creator is revealed even more between them.

Question: You often say that laziness is good. What do you have in mind?

Answer: Laziness is a good quality when a person clearly evaluates his desires and does not do any other actions, except for bestowal and love. This is commendable. But egoistic laziness, when you want more for yourself, must be overcome.
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From KabTV’s “Secrets of the Eternal Book” 8/16/21

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