The Torah, “Numbers,” 15:30 – 15:31: But the soul that doeth aught with a high hand, whether he be home-born or a stranger, the same blasphemeth the LORD; and that soul shall be cut off from among his people.
Because he hath despised the word of the LORD, and hath broken His commandment; that soul shall utterly be cut off, his iniquity shall be upon him.
Question: What does “that soul shall be utterly cut off” mean?
If we make our egoistic desire similar to the Light, the upper force, then this characteristic of bestowal and love begins to perceive the Upper Light and be filled with it to the degree of equivalence with each other, and this is called a soul. In this manner we connect ourselves with the Creator, with the Light.
Our main function is to make sure all of our separate internal desires, intentions, thoughts, and feelings gather together under one solitary intention of bestowal and love outside of ourselves.
And then to the extent that at any given time they are joined and connected within us, we create within us an object called the Creator and we feel Him within us. The characteristic of love and bestowal that this person can create within himself is the Creator.
Question: So why is it said that if, “the soul that doeth aught with a high hand… shall utterly be cut off, his iniquity shall be upon him”?
Answer: If a person was on a spiritual height or he had the possibility of rising to this height, but he does the opposite, then he falls, descends from this height. It follows that the previous soul is apparently cut off and he must produce it anew, but already on another greater level. So the descent is necessary.
In every stage you must fall from the previous level and rise to a higher level.
When we read the Torah, we see how the people made mistakes all the time. The question may be asked, couldn’t they learn anything?! But they must commit sins; they must discover the poisons of their egoism within them again and again, then correct them, and rise even higher upward.
Along with this, they must be happy about their descent! As it is said, “A Tzadik (righteous) will fall a thousand times and get up” (see Proverbs 24:16). This is our way.
From KabTV’s “Secrets of the Eternal Book” 5/13/15