Comment: The sixth commandment is “Thou shalt not kill.” The upper force, God, says: “Thou shalt not kill.” On the other hand, when the nation entered the land of Israel, He said, “Destroy all who live there, from the old to the children and the animals, everyone must be destroyed.”
My Response: The commandment “Thou shalt not kill” implies “do not kill the human being in you.” It does not imply anything else. Even the greatest King of Israel David fought for 40 years and took an active part in battles where tens of thousands of people died every day.
Therefore, we need to understand what “Thou shalt not kill” means. In our world, the same Creator created such conditions that it is impossible to do without “killing.” The world practically stands on murder. You kill animals. You kill people. You kill yourself. You are killing everything. So “Thou shalt not kill” are beautiful words that we can twist as we like.
The Torah means “thou shall not kill the human in you.” And all other problems that exist between us in our lives, we must gradually correct. There is no absolute law of “Thou shalt not kill.” There are even laws where a person is sentenced to death for certain crimes.
According to the Torah, there are four types of death: stoning, hanging, strangulation, and burning.
Any law in our world does not come from the Creator but from people. There is always a thick supplement to it that explains the letter of the law.
Question: But there is, for example, the law of gravity. Do these laws of physics have any other applications?
Answer: No. You are talking about a physical manifestation that we call the law of nature. It does not depend on us and is carried out directly, whether we like it or not.
A commandment is a law that is given to a person to fulfill so that he would resemble the upper nature that you clearly do not see but in which these laws are manifested in the same way as the law of gravity in our world.
Spiritual laws are laws of the existence and functioning of the corrected soul. That is, you reveal these laws within yourself.
Question: Is it possible to articulate at least one central law?
Answer: “Love your neighbor as yourself” is a general law of nature. It is on a level above what we can observe with our earthly qualities.
From KabTV’s “The Power of The Book of Zohar” #11