Humanity has developed through the construction of various religious temples, which to this day are erected all over the world, and they compete as to whose structure is higher, more beautiful, more reliable, and it creates a special feeling in people.
All of this is for a person to gradually realize the wrong way and, only after this, to see the right way.
Question: What does “smash their monuments” mean regarding the internal work of a person?
Answer: Only after you build various intentions, movements, and targets within yourself and are convinced of their failure, can you smash them and build a structure in their place called the “temple of the Creator.”
This structure is internal, within the hearts of the people. Each likens his desires, his heart, brick by brick, and from the aggregation of these bricks, create a single structure. All of our desires unite, find contact with each other, and then the Creator is revealed in them.
“Burn their asherim with fire” means to not leave anything within yourself because the sacred trees represent everything material toward which we rushed throughout thousands of years of human history, and the ashes are the last inanimate stage, and everyone must reach this state.
From KabTV’s “Secrets of the Eternal Book” 6/22/16