Kabbalistic Terms: “Soul”

laitman_626Question: Where did the term “soul” come from?

Answer: The term “soul” comes from the word “Neshama.” There are five states of the desire in Kabbalah similar to the Creator: Nefesh, Ruach, Neshama, Haya, and Yechida.

Nefesh, Ruach, and Neshama are states that we can reach and constantly stay in. The highest of them is Neshama. Therefore, this is the name of our spiritual part.

In addition, there are also states called Haya and Yechida. But these are supplemental, temporary additions to the state of the soul.
From KabYV’s “Fundamentals of Kabbalah,” 6/17/19

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