The Torah “Exodus,” 22:1 – 22:2: If, while breaking in, the thief is discovered, and he is struck and dies, [it is as if] he has no blood. If the sun shone upon him, [it is as if] he has blood; he shall surely pay.
The thief is our ego. It constantly tries to dig inside the person and take from him. If it does this unconsciously, at night, meaning when all of this is not understood or clear to a person, then the person has the right to kill this thief, since in this way his correction is carried out.
But with “the shining sun,” you don’t need to kill the ego, you need to correct it. If you relate to it incorrectly then you fall from this level, meaning, you die. You are killed. Thus you have no right to kill your ego since you need to correct the thief, the egoistic act into an altruistic act, not just to kill.
There are two great periods of correction or two parts of each act:
- “What you don’t like done to you, don’t do unto others,” is when the person within his egoistic state goes to a neutral state.
- “Love your neighbor as yourself,” is when you are already doing good for the other person, wishing for him what you would for yourself.
Thus, if the person acts “at night,” when he still isn’t ready for the real correction, then he has no strength, but if he struggles with the ego, then he has the right to kill it, which means to simply neutralize it—I don’t have it. But if he operates in “the day” when the upper Light illuminates on him and gives him strength, then he needs to correct the ego and not to kill it. By this, he kills it. He doesn’t perform the same act that he could do, and by this he kills himself, which means that he falls to a lower level.
From KabTV’s “Secrets of the Eternal Book” 5/20/13