Torah, Deuteronomy 18:16 – 18:18: According to all that you asked of the Lord, your God, in Horeb, on the day of the assembly, saying, “Let me not continue to hear the voice of the Lord, my God, and let me no longer see this great fire, so that I will not die.” And the Lord said to me, “They have done well in what they have spoken. I will set up a prophet for them from among their brothers like you, and I will put My words into his mouth, and he will speak to them all that I command him.”
The highest corrected quality in a person from the right side is “Prophet,” from the left side, “King,” and at the bottom, “the people.” Therefore, the people, meaning those qualities of a person that still are in the process of correction, can’t be connected with the Creator at the level of Prophet.
Desires of the people can’t value Prophet and King. This is very serious subordination.
It is written, “Let me not continue to hear the voice of the Lord, my God, and let me no longer see this great fire, so that I will not die.” This means that a person should have fear in order not to go beyond the level where he can’t resist.
For example, if today I haven’t eaten anything, I am still able to hold back and not to take anything from the table. However, if I were hungry for several days, then I’ll grab anything like a hungry beast, not paying any attention to anybody.
Therefore, “so that I will not die” means not to receive for myself, because exactly this means spiritual death.
From KabTV’s “Secrets of the Eternal Book” 9/05/16