378. Also: "And the goat shall bear upon him all their iniquities" (Vayikra 16:22), when the Satan wants to inform against Yisrael before the Holy One, blessed be He. And he bears all the sins that he can carry, until he becomes heavy (Heb. kaved, which word also means 'liver') "like a heavy burden they are too heavy for" him (Tehilim 38:5), THAT HE CARRIES upon his wings. What does he do? He, like an ass, ascends a high mountain, and when he gets near the top and wants to climb up that little bit more that is left for him, the weight of the burden overcomes him, and he falls, and tumbles down to the bottom, and with the weight of the burden pressing on him, all his bones are broken into pieces, until not a single limb in him remains whole. Thus, too, did it happen to Samael and the Serpent, which are liver and the appendix of the liver, the Evil Inclination and its partner, a harlot, whence every daughter of a strange El is CALLED 'a harlot.' End of the Ra'aya Meheimna (the Faithful Shepherd).
379. Rabbi Pinchas said TO RABBI SHIMON, This path was ordained for me to hear these things from Atik Yomin (the Ancient of Days). Happy is the world in which you reside. Woe to the world, who will remain orphans without knowing matters of Torah properly. For it is certainly like that: the liver, WHICH IS SAMAEL, takes everything, good and bad, and although it moves around and gathers in all the sins of Yisrael, it likewise gathers up their merits, too, to establish its slanderous informing FOR THE LIAR HAS TO SPEAK SOME TRUTH AT THE BEGINNING FOR PEOPLE TO BELIEVE HIM. And it sacrifices everything, BOTH MERITS AND DEMERITS, to the heart, and the way of the heart is to take nothing but the purest, clearest and brightest of all, NAMELY THE MERITS, as you have said. And the remaining filth and dirt, WHICH ARE THE INIQUITIES, it returns to the liver, who has no choice but to take everything, as it is written: "And the goat shall bear upon him all their iniquities." I am going over this matter again, ALTHOUGH YOU HAVE ALREADY STATED IT, so that it will be sweet in my mouth as the sweetness of honey. Happy is my portion that I have been privileged to see this with my own eyes.
380. He, too, began by quoting: "Hashem, my heart is not haughty, nor my eyes lofty" (Tehilim 131:1). David spoke this verse when he was walking on the bank of the river, and said, Master of the Universe, has there ever been a man in the world who gave thanks and praised his Master as I have? A frog chanced by and said to him, David, do not be proud, for I have achieved more than you, for I have sacrificed my body at my Master's command, as it is written: "and the river shall bring forth frogs in swarms" (Shemot 7:28). And this, indeed, is how it has been interpreted. And also, I give praises and sing day and night, without interruption. Then at that moment, David said: "Hashem, my heart is not haughty, nor my eyes lofty." "Hashem, my heart is not haughty..." (THE CONTINUATION IS MISSING).