The Torah, “Numbers” 3:1 – 3:4: These are the descendants of Moses and Aaron on the day that the Lord spoke to Moses at Mount Sinai. These are the names of the sons of Aaron: Nadav the firstborn Avihu, Eleazar, and Ithamar. These are the names of the sons of Aaron, the anointed Cohanim, whom he consecrated to serve as Cohanim. Nadav and Avihu died before the Lord when they brought alien fire before the Lord in the Sinai desert, and they had no children. Eleazar and Ithamar, however, served as Cohanim in the presence of Aaron, their father.
Nadav and Avihu wanted to do what was most sacred, but they were not ready for it. So, the deed itself caused their death. However, these were not people, they were characteristics.
It is necessary to look at everything simply. Suppose that we are assembling some kind of machine or apparatus from a wide variety of parts. Suppose that we are designing, creating, embedding, cutting, painting, and gluing them, and other additional activities. The same thing also happens in spiritual work. The correction of the characteristics of “Nadav” and “Avihu” is through burning them with fire, even though they hurry ahead.
So, it is necessary to accept the Torah not as a tragedy that is talking about the sufferings of people, but as a guidebook for spiritual correction. Suppose that we have a group consisting of ten people, ten internal characteristics that are mutually connected. Among them are characteristics that must be burned, killed, cut, glued, and so-forth. As a result of this, from all of this, we get a circle of all of our characteristics.
Question: Does this mean that we remove everything that is superfluous?
Answer: They are not superfluous since new forms must be discovered.
Question: Nadav and Avihu had no children. So, after their death, Eleazar and Ithamar needed to help Aaron. However, if the firstborn had children, would they serve with Aaron?
Answer: If Nadav and Avihu had children, it would be necessary to raise them, meaning to elevate what remains of the characteristics of Nadav and Avihu to the level of HGT because fathers and sons are two linked levels. Certainly, it would be possible in a case like this that it would be necessary to replace one Partzufim with another. We have examples like this. However, then Nadav and Avihu would not be the same characteristics that they were, and they even wouldn’t have been called by these names. If they had continuity, they would have become regular levels: fathers – sons, and fathers – sons – grandsons.
However, the principle of spiritual work is very simple: in unity, attain the characteristic of mutual bestowal within which the Creator is revealed.
From KabTV’s “Secrets of the Eternal Book” 12/31/14