Torah, Deuteronomy 21:14: And it will be, if you do not desire her, then you shall send her away wherever she wishes, but you shall not sell her for money. You shall not keep her as a servant, because you have afflicted her.
The captive is a desire a person exempted from the previous egoistic intention, but is not able to make a correct altruistic intention on. Then he just sends it, so to speak, to deep waters, and it is “drifting” somewhere.
“You shall not keep her as a servant, because you have afflicted her” means that you rescued her from egoistic intention—you captured it and now you have to fully correct it, that is, to provide this desire with a correct altruistic direction toward the Creator.
If you can’t make it, leave your desire alone and consider it hovering somewhere. In a certain amount of time it will show up again, and then you will deal with it.
Question: What does it mean “you shall not sell her for money”?
Answer: The thing is that you have no right to change one desire to another and thus gain a screen for it. Money in Hebrew is “Kesef,” “Kisuf” – screen, covering. You can’t reach any gain from the fact that you didn’t finish your correction. But then it comes. Such fluctuations of desire constantly arise in a person.
You were confident that with the help of this desire you would now reach the next spiritual level, nearer to the Creator. But it proved to be above your capacities, and you can do nothing about it.
The fact is that this is not the woman who is sitting in your tent mourning her parents. This is you yourself connecting with this desire and cutting your hair. This is how a new desire is absorbed within a person, when he is willing to merge with the Creator with its help, but realizes that he’s unable to do it.
In principle, the Torah is talking about the work with the same desire, which manifests itself gradually, step by step, layer by layer. And at each level, we face problems because we have to realize these desires, see how connected with them we are how we cannot simply correct them, but need to ask the Creator for help. This is tremendous work. Everybody has to do what he is assigned to according to the root of his soul.
From KabTV’s “Secrets of the Eternal Book” 9/26/16