Does Every Person Have a Soul?

Does Every Person Have a Soul?Two questions I received about the soul

Question: You say that there are only 600,000 souls, or in other words, 600,000 fragments of the soul of Adam. But today there are 6.7 billion people in the world. Does this mean that over six billion people don’t have a soul? I hope you can clear this up for me.

My Answer: 600,000 is the number of initial fragments, but after that they are fragmented again into whatever number is necessary for the optimal correction in each generation – so that each fragment will have as much egoism as it’s able to correct. Therefore, to the degree that egoism grows, the world’s population grows as well.

Question: As I understand it, the higher a soul was in the spiritual world, the lower it fell after the breaking. So whatever seems to us as being the lowest will become the highest after correction. If this assumption is correct, does it mean that the people who hate Kabbalah now will become the highest souls after correction?

My Answer: No, since this doesn’t indicate that their souls fell to a very low level, but it only indicates people’s opinions, which they were taught from childhood (Girsa de Yankuta). These people don’t have souls at all yet. The soul emerges from the point in the heart (the desire for spirituality) and develops from it only under the influence of the Upper Light, which shines upon a person only during Kabbalah studies, and in our generation only while studying the works of Baal HaSulam and Rabash. You can’t tell anything about one’s soul by looking at external expressions of one’s thoughts, desires and actions. Those people do not have a soul yet. It is concealed from you, since you – the observer – aren’t able to “see” the spiritual structures. You should therefore relate to everyone equally, seeing them as people who are being controlled and who need help in becoming spiritually independent.

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3 Comments

  1. Dear Rav:
     
    Your reply to this question baffles me. Having given the topic considerable thought already…I am
    under the impression that the population explosion is increasing the division of the collective soul.
    But, here you are, saying that – to the contrary – it actually “corrects it.”
    Hmmmmm……..
    I can’t help but wonder….and question!
    Since physical/animal sex requires zero intention…much less even fore-thought….then how can it be referred
    to as corrective? I understand that virtue can come to us only through its opposite, but……..
     
     
    I suppose the remaining question is: how many rightous men does it take to establish humanity in Gmar Tikkun???
    Would it be like 10% of 600,000?
     
    I hope this isn’t a silly question.

  2. I just started studying the Kabbalah. It ‘fell’ into my lap but of course I was consciously searching for answers. It has engrossed my life. It’s all I think about. How can I enjoy life like I used to anymore? I want to share Kabbalah with every person I SEE! I wake up and it’s my first thought and my last at night.
    I also feel such a wonderful peace within’ myself that I think I am going crazy.

  3. So exist souls more bigger than others?

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