A person’s soul has its own individual root, a point in the heart, that is not related to anything or to anyone. There are different states in it that are divided mainly into male and female, high and low, right and left, etc.
This means that there is a significant distinction between the souls according to their attributes. This has nothing to do with the value of the soul because if it is a closed system, if a certain part, even the smallest one, ceases to function, the whole system will come to a halt. Therefore, the value of every soul is equal to the value of the whole system.
At the same time, there is a great difference between the individual souls; each one is different from the others. But in the ultimate state, which we will eventually reach, all the souls are equal. On the way, there can be male and female souls, souls of children and of adults, souls from the right line or the left line, etc., and even with regard to height, there are souls that belong to each of the ten levels.
Question: Suppose there is a male soul in a body of man and he has to attain a certain part of the soul or the whole soul, and then he has to return to another life. Does that mean that he has to be in a male body again?
Answer: We needn’t think that it has anything to do with how the soul resides in a body in our world. I don’t want to talk about that because then it will be difficult for us to avoid the wrong impressions.
A person’s body doesn’t determine anything, whereas the point in the heart that one has to develop is eternal. I have to think about how to make it complex and integral, integral with the other points, and how to unite with as many people as possible in mutual bestowal.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 11/6/16