Question: All major religions assert that a person, from the moment one is born has a soul and it is immortal. If all the religions come from the wisdom of Kabbalah, where do these contradictions come from? After all, according to the wisdom of Kabbalah, a person does not have a soul from birth. Only its initial spark exists, which he must develop by himself.
“It is impossible to sustain one’s body in the world without a certain amount of knowledge about the corporeal nature, such as knowing which drugs are lethal, and what things burn and do harm, as well as knowledge and assessment of what is in one’s friend’s heart, without which it is impossible to exist in the material world.
Just so, man’s soul cannot exist in the next world until it has acquired a certain amount of the nature of the systems of the spiritual worlds, their changes, couplings, and generations.” (Baal HaSulam, “From My Flesh I Shall See God”).
Answer: In fact, no person has a soul except for someone who builds, creates, corrects, and fills it himself. This is the work of man to create a soul from those fragments that we received from the breaking of the common soul.
This is our superiority over the levels of the still, vegetative, and animate levels of nature. We can create a desire within ourselves that is like that of the Creator, which will be eternal and infinite, and we will begin to perceive everything outside oneself, not within oneself, meaning, it will come out of the limitations of its characteristics.
A person is not born with a soul. He has the starting point for his future soul. He must assemble the soul within himself independently.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 11/6/16