The Torah, “Numbers,” 15:25: The Kohen shall atone on behalf of the entire congregation of the children of Israel, and it shall be forgiven them, for it was an error, and they have brought their offering as a fire offering to the Lord and their sin offering before the Lord because of their error.
The highest level of human development is called Kohen (priest). In this hierarchy, there is the High Priest who is himself the uppermost level. This characteristic exists in every person and if he attains it, he can judge, give a verdict, and carry out the sentence. In each one of us there exist the nations of the world, the people of Israel, Levites, and priests. If I can correctly upgrade myself internally and locate these corrected egoistic sub-levels within me, then I will understand in what manner I must conduct myself to atone for my errors.
A sin is what I could not evaluate correctly in the previous state, whereas in the present state I can. So it is said: “The kohen shall atone on behalf of the entire congregation of the children of Israel, and it shall be forgiven them, for it was an error.” This means that it is necessary to rise to the level of the priest and then the error will be corrected.
Question: If we are talking about our world, a court apparently should be found on the level of the priest?
Answer: Yes, but the wisdom of Kabbalah is not talking about our world, because on this level it is impossible to correct anything. The corrections can only be carried out internally, inside of people. So we need to reach a level from which it is possible to correct all the lower levels. The Torah speaks about a person in a single body, so it is impossible to make any comparison between our world and the spiritual world. We can construct our world according to forms similar to spirituality, but first and foremost, the Torah calls upon us to correct ourselves.
The correction doesn’t have to be external, like in our world, but internal. It is possible only if each one of us ascends to the highest level. So the person must himself feel that he has erred and find within himself the priest that will correct it. From this level that symbolizes connection with the Creator, it is possible to correct our previous errors.
From KabTV’s “Secrets of the Eternal Book” 5/13/15