Question: We usually use the still, vegetative, and animate levels of nature for food. Previously, people made sacrifices from each of these levels. What does it mean to make a sacrifice in the spiritual?
Answer: This means that you must separate a small part from everything that you receive and symbolically burn it. Previously, some small part of the food was poured or burned, thereby showing that a person receives it not into his egoistic desire to receive, but into an altruistic desire to bestow, that he takes this food only in order to be healthy and do good deeds in his good health.
Everything that exists on the still, vegetative, and animate levels symbolizes the types of our egoistic desires, and depending on what we sacrifice, we seem to rise above different levels of egoism.
The highest is the animate level. If a person sacrifices it, it means that he can unite with other people above this level of egoism.
From KabTV’s “Spiritual States” 7/9/21