A man consists of little vessels (Kelim) that are in fact our desires, intentions, and properties. If one’s vessel is not formed yet, if it bears no screen, if one doesn’t use the vessel after the contraction, if it is open to any action, i.e., if one doesn’t have control over it, then it is considered an impure vessel that doesn’t have a “seal.”
Everyone should sense and understand what particular quality it is about, create a screen, and keep it fastened. At the same time, one should know what state this property belongs to and when it can be used to promote one’s advancement.
Our vessel has to be always clean and fastened. Otherwise, it becomes prone to various external and internal influences, which in principle are the same. The vessel should open only when it is absolutely necessary in order to meet the demands of the society we live in.
Torah, “Numbers,” “Chukat,” Chapter 19:20: If a person becomes unclean and does not cleanse himself, that soul shall be cut off from the congregation…
A man who doesn’t purify himself cannot connect with others; it’s as if he is estranged from the general soul.
The Torah mentions the “camp” that an impure man has to leave and spend many days in self-purification before he is allowed to return. The camp stands for the inter-human connection, i.e., the general soul.
From KabTV’s “Secrets of the Eternal Book” 6/24/15