The eighth commandment: “Thou shalt not steal” is the same as “Thou shalt not commit adultery.” The only difference is that adultery belongs to the animate level and stealing to the inanimate level.
That is, this is a different level of desires when you shift from one permitted state to another, from one given state to another.
And when you commit adultery, you use a person himself, not the inanimate, vegetative, or animate level, but the human level.
There are four levels of desire within a person. If “Thou shalt not commit adultery” is the highest, human level, then “Thou shalt not steal” is all the other levels: inanimate, vegetative, and animate.
From KabTV’s “Spiritual States” 12/26/19