The Midrash Says: Chapter “Acharei Mot,” The Sanhedrin sent sages to the High Priest so that they instructed him about the Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement) service. They read passages from the Acharei Mot (After Death) to him that described Yom Kippur rituals and laws…
What problem do we encounter when reading these lines? We imagine pictures that belong to this material world: We visualize the “Great Priest ” sitting on a throne, there are servants around him, and they wave fans and read about Yom Kippur laws and services to him.
The fact is that the very last level of the spiritual world was transformed into the imprint we experience as this material world. That’s why the explanation of the spiritual states is always done through the images of this realm.
Let’s interpret this story in a spiritual picture. It is not about people, but rather about the properties that are built in the core of the soul, in the center of the group. Later, they raise the value of the group to the extent that its heart becomes able to contact with the Creator.
Sages who came to the high priest represent the parts of the soul, the desires (Cohanim) that are corrected and then elevated from the central point in the heart called the Great Cohen to the Creator.
From KabTV’s “Secrets of the Eternal Book” 3/12/14