Torah, Deuteronomy 28:51: They will devour the fruit of your livestock and the fruit of your soil, to destroy you. They will not leave over anything for you of the grain, wine, oil, offspring of your cattle or flocks of your sheep, until they annihilate you.
Gradually a person becomes exhausted and sees how egoism slowly kills him during his lifetime leaving nothing sacred: not family, children, or grandchildren. He loses connection with them and begins to feel that this is not his.
Egoism dominates him so much that he cannot accept anyone from his environment as more or less necessary or important. For the sake of his petty egoism, he is ready to sacrifice everything. And then egoism also puts him to death.
It is written about this: “They will not leave over anything for you of the grain, wine, oil, offspring of your cattle or flocks of your sheep, until they annihilate you.”
This is spiritual death. You eat yourself and do not know what to do. This is not a physical hunger, but you just feel to what extent you are becoming insensitive and distanced in relation to others, perceiving nothing and no one. And they look at you as if you are a monster.
We will endure many more such states, but eventually all of this will be accumulated in the egoism and will lead to its correction.
The most important thing is to realize all of this, otherwise there is no point. The Torah is given only for this. On the spiritual path, you clearly see that you are doing base, stupid things, and you even enjoy it, but you cannot help it.
This is the way to realize our nature in order to attain the nature of the Creator through it, which is the goal of our development.
From KabTV’s “Secrets of the Eternal Book” 12/19/16