Torah, Numbers 11:32 – 11:34: The people rose up all that day and all night and the next day and gathered the quails. [Even] the one who gathered the least collected ten heaps. They spread them around the camp in piles. The meat was still between their teeth; it was not yet finished, and the anger of the Lord flared against the people, and the Lord struck the people with a very mighty blow. He named that place Kivroth Hata’avah [Graves of Craving], for there they buried the people who craved.
Everyone died except those who did not touch this ration from the sky. This is not talking about people but desires in every person.
All egoistic desires—those that hunt these gifts—are instantly punished in the desert. Therein lies their correction—they die.
This is about one person who advances in his spiritual development and sees that all of his requests can be satisfied, but it will entail his spiritual death.
Question: What are the “quails”?
Answer: Everything in our world results from the influence on a desire of a certain Light and the desire is formed by its influence. The Light generates desires, which then are revealed as dead, and is named in this world.
Question: In principle, do all the desires that prevent one from advancing get cut off?
Answer: On this degree, yes. But then they arise again and are corrected. Nothing remains in the egoistic state.
Dead means not suitable for use now. The next moment, at the next degree, all of this is revived and corrected. Just as we die in this world, in our understanding, in our view of what happens to us, and are then reborn.
From KabTV’s “Secrets of the Eternal Book” 3/25/15