A Kabbalist feels the death of the physical body as if one were changing a shirt. If the main thing is me, not the shirt, that is, the soul, not the body, then each time I change shirts, due to this I change,I get more and more elegant attire.
There is nothing scary about death except the loss of the ability to make corrections. But if I didn’t make corrections in this life, I can calmly return the shirt because I have nothing to regret.
Question: Why does a Kabbalist work on a correction every time as if starting to live anew, nevertheless have to die at some point too and change his body?
Answer: There is a huge difference between the forms that a person changes throughout one’s life and the new form for which one must die. This will be a new reality, a significant modernization, as if I were constantly repairing my computer by installing new programs on it, and at some point, I suddenly found out that the computer itself was no longer suitable and would have to be changed.
From 3rd part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 3/11/20, Writings of Baal HaSulam, “The Peace”