Why Did God Create Death?

soul3A question I received: My eight year old daughter is asking, “Why did God create death?”

My Answer: He did it in order to encourage man to search for immortality, and to attain immortality even before he dies.

This is not achieved by prolonging the physiological life of our physical, protein body, but by developing a new, spiritual “body.” The spiritual body is made of the will to bestow instead of the will to receive. When one has this body, then instead of desiring to receive everything “inside of oneself,” one desires to bestow “to the outside, away from oneself.”

Therefore, this body (or these desires) exists forever. One’s desires do not get annulled by the pleasure as soon as they are fulfilled. Through these desires, a person feels eternal and perfect life, and never ceases to develop and be fulfilled.

Related Material:
Laitman.com Post: Freedom from the Angel of Death
Kabbalah Today Article: “To Be or Not to Be?”
Interview: “Why There Has to Be Death?”
Baal HaSulam Article: “Body and Soul”

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