The Torah, Numbers 6:1 – 6:3: The Lord spoke to Moses saying: Speak to the children of Israel, and you shall say to them: A man or woman who sets himself apart by making a nazirite vow to abstain for the sake of the Lord. He shall abstain from new wine and aged wine; he shall not drink [even] vinegar made from new wine or aged wine, nor shall he drink anything in which grapes have been steeped, and he shall eat neither fresh grapes nor dried ones.
A Nazirite (Nazir), a monk, is a person who takes a vow to dedicate himself to the Creator, and thus he abstains from consuming products that are related to wine or to grapes.
On the one hand, it is seemingly a good thing, and, in other cases, it is even necessary. However, on the other hand, it isn’t desirable since the goal of creation is to delight a person and all of humanity as one soul. It turns out that a monk actually refuses to receive pleasure.
If you refuse to consume something that is not Kosher—which means that isn’t fit for the correction of the filling, like non-Kosher meat or meat and milk, the right and the left lines without a Masach (Screen)—you simply cannot receive them with the intention of in order to bestow since you don’t have these powers.
At the end of correction, everything will be complete, and you will have these powers and be able to consume everything with the absolute attribute of bestowal. There will be no limitations, no commandments, and everything will belong to the past. The commandments are only actions of correction that are necessary as long as you have not corrected all the parts of your soul.
A monk, on the other hand, restricts himself and seems to say, “I will not correct this and that.” In this case, of course, it is much easier for him because he can be free of many actions, but he will have to make up for the lack of work under certain conditions and with certain desires. This is the reason that a monk must bring sacrifice and thus make up for the uncorrected part. This is a complex system, and everything depends on the quality of the soul.
Question: When we speak about food that isn’t Kosher, it is clear that we mustn’t consume it, but wine is Kosher.
Answer: Wine symbolizes a very high Light, the Light of Hochma. A monk understands that he cannot receive and use this Light in order to attain Hochma for the sake of the Creator, and in that case it will serve him in the opposite manner and intoxicate him like in the case of Shimshon-Nazir the monk who was forced to drink and got drunk, which means that he couldn’t receive the Light for his spiritual advancement and experienced a tragedy. This is the reason that a monk simply doesn’t work with this Light. We all can experience this state. On the whole, it is also clear that it is all about an internal state that has nothing to do with our physical attributes.
From KabTV’s “Secrets of the Eternal Book” 1/21/15