Answer: In Kabbalah, the term “body” means desire. When the Light leaves this desire, it dies. In other words, it becomes a desire that is only seeking to receive. This is called a dead desire or dead body. In principle, the kind of death that you are talking about does not exist.
Question: Where are the uncorrected souls of people after death?
Answer: They always exist within the desire which acquired a similar quality to them.
After the death of the body, we begin to sense our larger spiritual, soulful state. Not because the body dies, but because a certain egoistic desire disappears.
Question: A person can die a natural death or be killed, drowned, or burned. Does the method of death impact his soul at the moment of death?
Answer: No, because he had no soul! Before a person has the desire for the upper world, he is only involved with advancement on the level of this world. That’s why it’s worthwhile to begin your spiritual advancement as quickly as possible.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian, 1/14/18